Behaviour Rethink for Educators
March 15, 2021
- Understand behaviour and learn new ways to support children
- Use better strategies to guide children
- Feel more confident in my approach
- Rethink, improve and change my/team’s approach
Part 1: Reframe behaviour and understand behaviour
Reframe behaviour as communication that is being used to meet basic needs for wellbeing, based on Phoenix Cups framework ©. Use this knowledge to see from the child’s perspective and support their wellbeing.
Part 2: Review your approach and curriculum for stressors/triggers – and reduce them
Discover triggers for behaviour and how reinforcement of behaviour works. Reflect on what’s happening in your curriculum to create stress/frustration for children, and consider child-focused routines/practices.
Part 3: Support self-regulation
Explore the impact of your language, interactions and relationships on children’s emotional wellbeing. Rethink your response to children’s big emotions, to model and support their resilience and self-regulation.
Part 4: Bring it all together with a shared plan
We introduce you to Hayden. He guides us in how to better understand a child, their behaviour, and in reflecting, planning, and reviewing what we do. Use provided templates to reframe and understand behaviour, then make a plan to support and strengthen wellbeing.