This free online course is for teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, focusing mainly on the context of UK schools and colleges. It aims to help you learn how to maintain discipline when dealing with unruly students. Although the course draws from examples experienced in the UK, the material covered is relevant to an international audience (and to non-STEM teachers).
Understand Managing Behaviour for Learning in theory and practice
Through this course you will:
- manage your own behaviour to influence the behaviour of your students;
- use rules and routines to achieve consistency;
- use of recognition intelligently to motivate students;
- reduce friction when students behave badly;
- and become familiar with reparation and restorative practice.
Enjoy your teaching more
As the course progresses you’ll be encouraged to try Managing Behaviour for Learning in your classroom and laboratory, actively reflect on what you discover in the process, and share your experience as part of the course discussions.
You’ll also be invited to read some of the research literature about Managing Behaviour for Learning. Your learners will gain as a result - and you’ll enjoy your teaching more.
Learn with behaviour management specialist Paul Dix
This course has been developed by the National STEM Learning Centre. It gives you the opportunity to learn with Paul Dix, a leading voice in behaviour management in the UK and internationally, and co-founder of behaviour specialists, Pivotal Education.
Continue learning with the STEM Teaching program
This course is one of three in the STEM Teaching program - a suite of high-impact professional development from the National STEM Learning Centre. Completing the program will enable you to master different elements of STEM teaching and earn a FutureLearn Award as evidence of your continuing professional development (CPD).
About the National STEM Learning Centre
The National STEM Learning Centre provides world-class professional development activities and resources to support the teaching of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. The Centre is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility based at the University of York backed by an unrivalled team of experts in the fields of education and STEM.