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Learning to Behave

A cognitive approach to behaviour modification

Grounded in a cognitive approach, Learning to Behave essentially offers a type of training in problem-solving skills as students identify problems, generate alternatives, think about consequences and find solutions. This highly adaptable resource will be useful in a wide range of contexts, such as in teaching life or learning skills (including key competencies), running an individual behaviour programme and working with small groups.

Ages: 12-14 | Pages: 56 | Code: 5641 | ISBN: 9781927143995

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Dee Doherty

Dee Doherty has been an educator for over 30 years. In this time she has been a primary school teacher, a special needs coordinator, a behaviour specialist for the prestigious Schools’ Support Team, Tower Hamlets in the United Kingdom, a resource teacher of learning and behaviour and an adviser for special education in New Zealand. She completed her masters degree in educational psychology at Massey University in 2004. For many years she was Head of Literacy at Spotswood College, New Plymouth, New Zealand.


From imbalance to equilibrium4
A cognitive approach4
Curriculum links5
Some ways to use this book5
Topic One: Showing respect6
Billy Bad Manners6
Thinking about the story ...7
Being polite8
Classroom etiquette9
How we say it12
Personal reflection17
Quotes to consider18
Topic Two: Following instructions and school rules19
Mrs Norules19
Thinking about the story ...19
Your school's rules20
A school behaviour management plan21
Rules about school uniform23
Being punctual25
Lena Dawdle25
Respecting authority26
Changing or challenging rules appropriately28
Quotes to consider28
Topic Three: Being responsible29
Bella Blameless29
Thinking about the story ...29
Learning how to be responsible32
Leading by example33
Doing the right thing35
Being honest37
Quotes to consider38
Topic Four: Using self control39
Harry Hothead39
Thinking about the story ...39
Feeling anger41
Reacting to challenging situations43
Reflecting on anger45
Role plays47
Quotes to consider48
Topic Five: Managing distractions49
Robert Restless49
Thinking about the story ...50
Distracted or focused?52
Completing tasks53
Quotes to consider53
Final reflections on behaviour54