Management of Behaviour and Learning

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Management of Behaviour and Learning

Index of Happy Learners articles providing support, advice and strategies for the management of behaviour and learning.

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Learning - Physical & Sensory - Schools

Behavioural, Emotional and Social

Anxiety - Management and Strategies

Strategies and resources to support the management of anxiety

Calming Strategies Index

A range of calming strategies for regulating the thoughts and physical symptoms of stress and anxiety

Circle of Friends

All the information and resources you need to set up a 'Circle of Friends' intervention in school

Emotional Regulation

Advice and strategies for regulating the thoughts and physical symptoms of emotional stress and anxiety

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Management

Advice and strategies for managing children with ODD

PDA Management

Strategies for managing PDA Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome

Rating Scales

An introduction to the use of rating scales

Reward Systems

Using individual reward systems to motivate students at school

Say it like this

An article giving advice on how to modify our language when talking to children so that we gain compliance and avoid conflict

Selective Mutism Management

A range of strategies to support children with selective mutism. Useful for schools, nurseries and parents

Social Stories

Advice on how to write your own effective social stories

Social Story Examples

A large range of social story examples covering topics for school and home

What can you do when someone is bugging you?

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Language & Learning

Dyslexia Managment Strategies

Advice and strategies for managing dyslexia in schools.

Dyspraxia Management

Strategies and advice for managing dyspraxia in schools

Growth Mindset

Developing a growth mindset is essential for happiness and success. Advice and resources for developing this positive outlook on learning, life and challenge

Developing Listening

Information and strategies for supporting effective listening in the classroom


Students who understand how they personally learn are better equipped to make the most of learning experiences

Effective teaching of vocabulary

Advice on effective ways of teaching vocabulary

Weak Working Memory Strategies

Strategies for managing weak working memory

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Physical & Sensory

Relaxed Performances

This article explores the reasons for relaxed performances and describes some of the common adaptions made

Sensory Diet

Information on how children with sensory needs can be helped when a sensory diet plan is put in place

Sensory Needs Management - Hearing

Strategies for supporting sensory needs children who are hyposensitive or hypersensitive to sounds

Sensory Needs Management - Movement

Advice for supporting children with movement needs

Sensory Needs Management - Sight

Strategies for managing sensory needs involving sight

Sensory Needs Management - Smell

Strategies for supporting children with over or under sensitivity to smell

 Sensory Needs Management - Taste

Strategies for managing children who are under or over sensitive to taste

Sensory Needs Management - Touch

Supporting children with increased or decreased sensitivity to touch

Sleep Strategies

Strategies for promoting good sleep behaviour

Soundfield Systems

Information on soundfield systems and how they support learning and classroom behaviour as well children with hearing impairments

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Circle Time

Information for setting up and running successful circle time sessions

Classroom Behaviour

How students behave in a classroom depends on a number of important factors and this article explores them

Critical Incidents

Guidance on managing critical incidents and developing effective policy and procedures

Diabetes - Management of behaviour and learning

Guidance on supporting diabetic students with learning and behaviour in schools

Emergency First Aid

Basic Emergency Care First Aid Advice

Exams and Tests

Advice for optimising exam conditions for students particularly those that experience anxiety around this.

Gaining Attention in the Classroom

Advice and strategies for cueing attention from students in the classroom.

Games Index

A range of short games useful for Circle Time and for independent and partly organised play. Also useful for end of lesson/day fun.

Inclusion Policy

A detailed example of an Inclusion Policy useful as a starting point for writing your own. A downloadable resource is also given.

Intimate and Personal Care

Information about intimate and personal care in schools

Playground Management

Good playground management can reduce critical incidents and make for happier and more cooperative students.

Restrictive Physical Intervention

Information about using force and the restriction of liberty in schools to manage critical incidents. Based on UK legislation.

Self Esteem Management in Schools

Advice and strategies for raising self-esteem in schools.

Task Management

This is a detailed article on task management and its impact on learning and behaviour in the classroom

Transition - Supporting move to next school

Transition is a challenging time for many students and this article explores what can be done to better support their needs

Useful Quotation

A range of inspiring and motivating quotations across a number of topics relevant for learning as well as social and emotional well-being.

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Ten Things To Do

The Ten Things To Do Guides are designed to provide a quick reference list of strategies in a format that can be read in about five minutes.

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