Skip to 0 minutes and 11 secondsWe're so pleased to have you on the course. This behavior management course is going to look not at a thousand strategies that live one moment and die the next, but at the technical aspects of behavior management that are so critical to teachers in our subjects. We're going to look at some simple ways to tweak your existing practice. We're going to look at how to deal with learners who fall off task, who engage in low level disruption, and who disrupt your teaching. But we're also going to focus on the vast majority of students you work with who are dedicated, well-mannered, and diligent in their work.

Skip to 0 minutes and 52 secondsThis is a five week course with video clips, audio files, quizzes, and most importantly, some action research so you can test out some of the ideas I give you with your students in your context. Thanks for finding us. And I really hope you enjoy the course.

Welcome

Welcome to the Managing Behaviour for Learning course from the National STEM Learning Centre, created in partnership with Pivotal Education.

Over the next five weeks you’ll be shown how to transform the behaviour of your students. You’ll learn how to take control, build positive relationships and begin teaching your students the self discipline they need in STEM subjects.

This is a practical course. We will not delve deeply into theory of behaviour, but will focus on what you need to know to manage and improve the behaviour of your learners. Each week will focus on a different aspect of behaviour management and to be successful in this course, you should plan to spend approximately 3 hours each week working on the course.

At some points the course will look at working at the sharp end - how to survive and thrive in difficult environments. Even if you are not in this situation at the moment, the emphasis you need to have on calm consistent practice in this environment is good practice in every school.

Discuss

What is your motivation for joining this course?

Click on ‘comments’ at the bottom of this page and introduce yourself and your role.

Describe the kind of educational establishment you teach in, the main subject and the age range that you teach and what you hope to get out of the course.

Please remember both here and throughout the course that you should not identify your students or other individuals in your comments.

Q&A with the course educators

We are delighted to answer a selection of questions from learners on this course as part of the Q&A in step 3.1. The first Q&A will be with Tom Bennett, independent behaviour adviser to the UK Department for Education. Post your questions to step 3.1 by 28 May 2019. The second Q&A with the STEM Learning team will be on step 5.1.

Course team

The course will be led by Paul Dix from Pivotal Education. Paul is a leading expert in Behaviour Management and through this course will help you to begin teaching your students the self discipline they need in STEM subjects.

Paul trained at Homerton College Cambridge and has an exceptional reputation for designing, implementing and sustaining change in behaviour. He has been working with the most difficult behaviours in the most challenging schools and colleges for the last 25 years.

Course support

The course team from the National STEM Learning Centre will be on hand between 22 April - 14 June 2019 to support you throughout each week of the course. After the supported period, please feel free to continue commenting and sharing ideas with other learners. You can also participate in STEM Groups to keep discussions going beyond the course and ask other teachers for ideas and support, find out more in step 5.16.

Becca Knowles and Chris Carr from the National STEM Learning Network will support the Q&A sessions.

Jane Winter and Yeasmin Mortuza will be your mentors on this course, discussing the course content with you and helping you make the link between the content and your practice. Jane and Yeasmin will record video diaries based on course discussions, allowing you to catch up with the course and recap the key ideas.

Matt Cornock is the Online CPD Coordinator at the National STEM Learning Centre.

Keeping track of your progress

When you complete a step on the course, click ‘Mark as Complete’ at the bottom right. This helps you keep track of your progress. Mark over 90% of the course steps complete and you’ll be eligible for a Certificate of Achievement when you Upgrade.

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