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One of the biggest hurdles experienced by educators on a daily basis is responding to children's challenging behaviours. There seems to be little opportunity dedicated to teaching children considerate behaviour and empowering children to regulate their own behaviour and how to respond to behaviour using a rights-based approach. Possible triggers for challenging behaviours will be identified, and a range of strategies will be discussed to support children to regulate their own behaviour and communicate effectively with others to resolve conflicts (5.2.2).
Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Support Children to self-regulate their own behaviour
- Identify triggers for challenging behaviours
- Gain strategies that support children to make informed choices about their behaviour
- Develop effective documentation including individual behaviour guidance plans that will support and lead to positive outcomes
- Work with families and other professionals to ensure that behaviour guidance strategies maintain the rights of each child to be included in the environment and program at all times
- Ensure the service's policy on 'Interactions with children' outlines a clear process for guiding children's behaviour with a focus on children's rights
THE AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS
NSW: Completing this course – Rethinking Behaviour will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: APTS 6.2.2, 6.3.2 & 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Other States: Completing this course – Rethinking Behaviour (6 hours) may be used as Teacher Identified Professional Development/ Learning addressing: APTS 6.2.2, 6.3.2 & 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation.
AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARD DESCRIPTORS
- APTS 6.2.2: Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities
- APTS 6.3.2: Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice
- APTS 7.2.2: Understand the implications and comply with relevant legislative, administrative, organisational and professional requirements, policies and processes
THE NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD
This course aligns with:
- QA 1: Educational program and practice
- QA 2.2: Each child is protected
- QA 5: Relationships with children
- QA 6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities