Changing Perceptions: Deciphering the Language of Behaviour

Graham Chatterley's insightful book, offers a fresh and valuable perspective on student behaviour, redefining what we understand about challenging behaviour, moving away from punishment and towards empathy.

Key Takeaways:

Behaviour as Communication: 

Graham emphasises that challenging behaviour is often a symptom of deeper stress or unmet needs. By understanding the underlying causes, educators can better support students.

Strategies for Change: 

The book provides practical strategies and case studies for building positive learning environments, addressing trauma, and helping students with conditions like autism.

Transformative Approach: 

This approach prioritises building strong relationships, promoting a shared ethos, and placing a strong focus on student well-being.

What do we think:

"Changing Perceptions" challenges us to create a more supportive and inclusive learning environment where all students can thrive. There's a lot of information to take in, but if you're seeking a more compassionate and effective way to address behavioural challenges, this book has many ideas for you to tap into.