Sep 19th 2016

Managing Behaviour for Learning (FutureLearn)

Maintain discipline and transform your classroom with one of three courses for teachers from the National STEM Learning Centre. This free online course is for teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, focusing mainly on the context of UK schools and colleges.

It aims to help you learn how to maintain discipline when dealing with unruly students. Although the course draws from examples experienced in the UK, the material covered is relevant to an international audience (and to non-STEM teachers).

Understand Managing Behaviour for Learning in theory and practice

Through this course you will:

- manage your own behaviour to influence the behaviour of your students;

- use rules and routines to achieve consistency;

- use of recognition intelligently to motivate students;

- reduce friction when students behave badly;

- and become familiar with reparation and restorative practice.

Enjoy your teaching more

As the course progresses you’ll be encouraged to try Managing Behaviour for Learning in your classroom and laboratory, actively reflect on what you discover in the process, and share your experience as part of the course discussions.

You’ll also be invited to read some of the research literature about Managing Behaviour for Learning. Your learners will gain as a result - and you’ll enjoy your teaching more.

Learn with behaviour management specialist Paul Dix

This course has been developed by the National STEM Learning Centre. It gives you the opportunity to learn with Paul Dix, a leading voice in behaviour management in the UK and internationally, and co-founder of behaviour specialists, Pivotal Education.