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Win a copy of The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Managing Behaviour (Jill Morgan)

Teaching Assistant's Guide to Managing BehaviourAs a Teaching Assistant, behaviour management is more than likely a key part of your job description and is something we deal with in all aspects of our lives. How often do we change the way we communicate with people, based on their temperament?

Part of your work as a Teaching Assistant will involve positive interactions with pupils to encourage the best outcome in any situation. The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Managing Behaviour, written by Jill Morgan (available on Amazon.co.uk), is a helpful and engaging handbook for developing strategies and encouraging pupils to understand why their behaviour may be unacceptable and enabling them to take responsibility for their actions.



We have generously been provided with two copies of The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Managing Behaviour by Bloomsbury Publishing for two winners. All you have to do is ‘leave a reply’ below with an example of a behavioural problem you have faced and how you dealt with it. You don’t have to give your real name, but your answers will help other Teaching Assistants in similar situations.


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  • The closing date for all entrants is 30th June 2014.
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Read more about The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Managing Behaviour by Jill Morgan

The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Managing Behaviour – informative and practical

Teaching Assistant's Guide to Managing BehaviourJill Morgan’s The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Managing Behaviour is a brilliant addition to the Teaching Assistants Series of books by Continuum (Bloomsbury) publishers.

The introduction covers the importance of behaviour management, the TA role and the structure of the book. Chapters include:

Understanding behaviour

This covers the different perspectives of behaviour and our own philosophies. Theories are discussed with some practical exercises. Cultural differences and factors influencing behaviour are included.

The ABCs of behaviour 

The chapter covers the triggers, behaviours and consequences. A number of exercises are included throughout.

Setting expectations of behaviour

Setting clear expectations for pupils is essential, which involves input from the school, the teacher and TA. This chapter includes transition time, routines/rules and adult behaviour.

Rewards and sanctions

This chapter covers the rewards for good behaviour and sanctions for bad behaviour. What types of rewards are effective (while supporting the teacher’s incentive plan)? Sanctions will be restricted to school policy.

Helping pupils take responsibility for their own behaviour

How bad is ‘bad behaviour’? Some recommendations are given on how to deal with specific situations, behaviour management plans, a case study and how to get pupils to evaluate their own behaviour.


A summary plus some general principles.