Book: After the adults change by @PaulDixTweets via @CrownHousePub

Published by Crown House Publishing

After The Adults Change: Achievable behaviour nirvana













  • From an early point, Paul encourages that teachers and school leaders upgrade their own professional behaviours and relationships to make a setting safer, more predictable and better place to learn.
  • The book starts very strongly, encouraging ‘Emotionally Consistent Teaching’, offering great guidance to become calm, consistent and seemingly unruffled by challenges that you face each day in the classroom.
  • When face with challenging behaviours, as a teacher, Paul guides with tips and ideas that aim to repair, restore and get students returning to learning as soon as possible. Kindness and soft power rule.
  • In exploring the Glasgow Model, Paul calls that schools see that exclusion is not a behaviour strategy and that exclusion is not a default response.
  • Patience is key, and the book finishes off with a call to lead like a tortoise with fantastic advice on how to develop policies that weed out negative language but mirror the simplicity of daily practice.

Supported by Crown House Publishing

In After the Adults Change: Achievable behaviour nirvana, Paul Dix explains how teachers and school leaders can move beyond the behaviour management revolution and maintain a school culture rooted in relational practice.

There is a behavioural nirvana: one that is calm, purposeful and respectful. Where poor pupil behaviour is as rare as a PE teacher in trousers and where relationships drive achievement. Annoyingly and predictably, the road is hard and the ride bumpy and littered with clichés – but it is achievable. And when you get there it is a little slice of heaven.

A revolution in behaviour can be exciting, dynamic and, at times, pleasantly terrifying. But revolution is short-lived. In this follow-up to his bestselling book When the Adults Change, Everything Changes, Paul shows you that, after the behaviour of the adults has changed, there is an opportunity to go wider and deeper: to accelerate relational practice, decrease disproportionate punishment and fully introduce restorative, informed and coaching-led cultures.

Paul delves into the possibilities for improvement in pupil behaviour and teacher–pupil relationships, drawing further upon a hugely influential behaviour management approach whereby expectations and boundaries are exemplified by calm, consistent and regulated adults.

The book delivers a blueprint for school behaviour improvement that is inclusive, practical and well structured – and covers a range of key issues, including: restorative practice, emotionally consistent teaching, creating a coaching culture, and proportionate and productive consequences for bad behaviour.

It also shares indispensable advice about how to involve all staff in developing a whole-school ethos rooted in kindness, empathy and understanding, and features a section for governors on how they can play a part in the school’s behaviour policy too.

Suitable for teachers and school leaders – in any setting – who are looking to upgrade their approach to school behaviour.

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