School Behaviour Secrets with Simon Currigan and Emma Shackleton

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By: Beacon School Support

Are you a teacher, a SENCo or a school leader?Want research-backed strategies for supporting students who find it hard to manage their emotions or behaviour? Want practical ways of supporting pupils with special needs like autism, ADHD, FASD or attachment disorder? Want tried-and-tested classroom management strategies that will work with that ‘tricky class’?Then you’re in the right place.Welcome to the School Behaviour Secrets podcast where we’ll answer ALL these questions and so much more! Week after week, your hosts Simon Currigan and Emma Shackleton share the secrets to behaviour success that every teacher and school leader s...

Essentials: Unlocking Potential - Strategies to Overcome Work Refusal in the Classroom
#209
Last Tuesday at 11:00 PM

Are you working with a pupil who just won't complete their work? Then it's time to start thinking about what could be behind their reluctance.

As teachers, deciphering these signals is crucial to offering effective support in getting pupils beyond task avoidance. Join us for this episode of School Behaviour Secrets as we explore work refusal in the classroom. From understanding the signs to identifying the underlying reasons, we'll equip you with actionable strategies to support your students today.

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Click here to hear all of episode 75

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An Emotions-Led Approach To Tackling Bullying In Schools (With Alain Pelletier)
#208
05/12/2024

As any educator knows, the battle against bullying is ongoing, and the moment we become complacent, cases tend to rise. But what if we could address bullying at its emotional core? In this week's episode of School Behaviour Secrets, we explore just that.

Join us with guest speaker Alain Pelletier as we discuss how to enable students to grasp the true impact of bullying and reject it on an emotional level.

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Visit Alain's website.

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Essentials: Is Mindfulness Effective In Helping Children Handle Their Emotions?
#207
05/07/2024

Are you looking for innovative ways to support your students' social and emotional well-being? Want to create a more inclusive and nurturing learning environment?

Join us in our latest essentials episode of School Behaviour Secrets as we explore the fundamentals of mindfulness and in particular reviewing the scientific research into its application and success with children so that you can consider its application in your classroom.

Important links:

Click here to hear all of episode 64

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Why Kids Find It Hard To Escape Anxiety
#206
05/05/2024

Are you struggling to support students dealing with anxiety in your school? You're not alone. Anxiety among students is a growing concern for parents, educators and school leaders alike. It can significantly impact a student's behaviour, learning, and overall well-being.

In our latest episode of School Behaviour Secrets, we're going to explore why kids find it hard to escape anxiety and what you can do to support them.

Important links:

Get your FREE Beacon School Support guide to helping children manage their strong emotions

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Essentials: Creating The Right Mindset For Managing Challenging Pupils
#205
04/30/2024

When it comes to supporting kids with social, emotional, mental health and behaviour needs, your mindset is everything.

Join us in this Essentials episode of School Behaviour Secrets as we uncover three crucial mindset changes that can transform your approach to supporting challenging behaviour in the classroom. Discover the power of mindset in fostering a positive learning environment for all students.

Important links:

Click here to hear all of episode 62

Get our FREE SEND Behaviour Handbook: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/send-handbook

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Understanding Impulsive Behaviour: Strategies For Classroom Success
#204
04/28/2024

Have you ever wondered why some students struggle with impulsivity more than others? Are you facing challenges with managing impulsive pupil behaviour in your classroom?

Then this episode has the answers you are looking for. Join us as we sit down with expert guests Ruth Pauli and Stephane Dr Brito (researchers into impulsivity) to unravel the mysteries behind impulsive behaviour in the classroom.

Important links:

To participate in Ruth's and Stephane's research: https://bhamscanlab.wordpress.com/families-and-participants/

Get our FREE SEND Behaviour Handbook: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/send-handbook

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Essentials: What Really Drives ADHD Behaviour? Exploring The Science With Jeff Copper
#203
04/23/2024

Have you ever felt puzzled by the challenges that students with ADHD face in the classroom or wondered why children with ADHD seem to struggle with tasks that others find simple?

In this week's episode of School Behaviour Secrets, we dive deep into the topic of ADHD with expert guest speaker - Jeff Copper. Discover the neuroscience behind ADHD behaviors, explore practical strategies for supporting ADHD learners and gain valuable insights to create a more inclusive learning environment.

Important links:

Click here to hear all of episode 60

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How To Improve Lunchtime Behaviour
#202
04/21/2024

Are you searching for ways to improve lunchtime experiences for pupils and staff in your school?

Join us in this week's episode of School Behaviour Secrets as we uncover essential strategies for transforming lunchtime behaviour so that you can make lunchtimes enjoyable for all.

Important links:

Get our new FREE download - 6 Immediate Lunchtime Behaviour Fixes

To access our free trial to the Successful Supervisors online programme

Get our FREE SEND Behaviour Handbook: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/send-handbook

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Essentials: Strategies For Reducing Low Level Classroom Disruption
#201
04/16/2024

Low level classroom disruption hinders both teaching and learning, and creates unnecessary classroom stress on a daily basis. So what can you do about it?

In our latest School Behaviour Secrets podcast we explore key classroom management techniques to tackle this familiar problem head on, providing practical tips to help you manage classroom disruption with confidence.

Important links:

Click here to hear all of episode 59

Get our FREE classroom management scoresheet: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/classroom-management-scoresheet.php

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Avoid These 7 Deadly Classroom Management Sins: They Lead To Instant Behaviour Failure
#200
04/14/2024

Have you ever felt like you're constantly battling to maintain order in your classroom? Are you working with a tricky class and it feels like nothing you do seems to work?

For our special 200th episode of School Behaviour Secrets we share what we believe are the 7 deadly sins of classroom management - the pitfalls you should avoid at all costs in order to improve student behaviour in your classroom.

Important links:

Get our FREE classroom management scoresheet: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/classroom-management-scoresheet.php

Get our FREE SEND Behaviour...