Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes

Karina Barley
Taking education into the 21st Century
Behaviour? What is it and how can understanding your students' behaviour make a difference to the running of your classroom?
Target Audience
teachers, teacher assistants, assistant principals, principals.
20 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Behaviour! As teachers, you have to deal with a variety of student behaviours on a daily basis. You can have the perfect lesson plans, great organisation, and even the best resources, but if you have one or more behaviour issues in your classroom; the classroom’s entire rhythm can be thrown into disarray.
Children behaving negatively can cause a myriad problems for all teachers and understanding these behaviours means that you will not only create a more harmonious classroom environment, but you will also be able to provide better learning experiences for ALL students.
This course explores childhood behaviour and provides strategies to assist teachers to understand and make necessary adjustments depending on that behaviour; but also to assist students to understand their own behaviour so that they may choose to make more appropriate choices.

Audience

teachers, teacher assistants, assistant principals, principals.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Once your enrolment is complete you will be emailed with details to give you course access. You can complete the course when it suits you, and you will have ongoing access to revisit the course at any time.

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Teaching Standards

4.3.2 Proficient Level – Manage challenging behaviour
4.4.2 Proficient Level – Maintain student safety

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Accreditation

Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.3.2 & 4.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now Now Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Module One: Introduction

10 minutes

Course Overview as well as how to navigate the Online Format.

Module Two: What is Behaviour?

1 hour

During this session, you will learn:
What is behaviour?
How is behaviour encoded?
Can children just be badly behaved because they can?
Why is it so important to understand behaviour, especially in the classroom context?

Online learning, videos, case studies

Module Three: Different Types of Behaviour

1 hour

What are the different types of behaviour?
Look at the history and research regarding behaviour

Online learning, videos, case studies

Module Four: How Understanding Behaviour can Make a Difference to Your Classroom

1 hour

What is the hidden language of behaviour?
Case Studies: Looking at case studies to develop more understanding

Online learning, videos, case studies

Module Five: Strategies to deciphering behaviour

1 hour

Knowing what the behaviour is telling us; how can you as the teacher adjust what you are doing to assist your students?
Practise strategies for understanding student behaviour

Online learning, videos, case studies

Module Six: Using other strategies to cater to improved behaviour

1 hour and 20 minutes

If we consider behaviour as a way of understanding our students, then it makes sense to use strategies that not only plans for behaviour, but builds in intrinsic considerations, so it’s important to look at:

UDL (Universal Design for Learning)
Differentiation
Personalised Learning
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Online learning, videos, case studies

Conclusion & Reflection

30 minutes

Overview
Summary
Reflection on learning

User Rating

4.7

Latest Reviews

Please note the feedback listed here is unfiltered, and includes all comments and ratings collected.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Gregory Farmer on 05/04/2018

I found this course to very informative regarding Student behaviour and definitely engaging due to the accessible resources provided by TTA. I would recommend this course to any Special Education Teacher as I have definitely gained a lot of valuable insight and knowledge on Student behaviour. I look forward to taking this new awareness and knowledge and implementing it into my teaching practise.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Rosina Mihajlovic on 29/03/2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this course which covered a broad spectrum of students behaviours and needs, ranging from the individual student/s behaviours to a whole-school approach. I loved the global vision of what education is today and how it is developing into the future to meet the changing needs of students. The videos and references were amazing and the practical approach to dealing with disturbed/disturbing behaviours was so useful. I had come across one or two of the presenters (Bill Rogers early in my teaching career and Dillon Williams a couple of years ago) and was surprised and pleased with how far education has developed to cater for the needs and perspectives of the modern day student. The course was informative, practical and so heartwarming. I recommend this course highly to any teacher who takes their work seriously and sincerely wants to make a difference in the lives of all their students, not only, but especially, those they find challenging.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Elise Tamatea on 29/03/2018

I really enjoyed this course. It not only provided me with more information and an insight into behaviour management from other perspectives. It also made reflect on my own teaching experiences, it made me realise some strategies that were really beneficial to both the student and myself- which at the time I didn’t actually realise the impact. I think behaviour management is something that can continue to be refined as we are faced with various students, abilities and behaviours. Behaviours continue to change as our society continues to change. Also our behaviours as teachers are so important and sometimes we need to rethink and refresh our teaching practices to ensure the students have the most positive learning experiences.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Jeanine Colless on 29/03/2018

I found this course relevant and informative. It gave me some interesting insights into interpreting student behaviour and I think the content is something all teachers can relate to and reflect upon.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Heidi Court on 29/03/2018

I found this course to be very informative and it has provided me with some behaviour management strategies.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Lauren Sewell on 22/03/2018

I found this course to be very useful and insightful. It was fantastic to be able to see what I believe written down as it gives me the confidence to keep teaching as I have been and has opened my eyes to more I can do.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Tammy Kimmince on 01/02/2018

The Course was relevant to my needs.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
09/01/2018

This was a good course with some sound research to support the information and techniques presented.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Richard Murray on 21/12/2017

I have found this online course on understanding student behaviour most enlightening. I had never really considered (perhaps consciously, anyway) that a student’s behaviour was more a form of communication of needs or wants, as opposed to the usual reaction of, “How dare they challenge my authority and act so rudely!” Of course, it’s hard not to think that because it can certainly appear that way. But looked at through the lens of it being the student trying to communicate to you in an inappropriate way, because they don’t have the communication skills to more accurately tell you what they want and/or need, is a very different concept – well, to me anyway.
I have found the articles, video presentations and discussion very helpful and I would recommend this course to any teacher who feels they have not quite come to terms with difficult behaviour as a means of communication, albeit a very inefficient one which can be modified with the teacher’s intervention.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Joan Watson on 24/10/2017

I really enjoyed this course. It introduces one to new approaches to student behaviour. What I learnt is that our students are all individuals and there are any amount of things that could influence their behaviour and therefore we need to deal with each one accordingly.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Joan Watson on 24/10/2017

I really enjoyed this course. It introduces one to new approaches to student behaviour. What I learnt is that our students are all individuals and there are any amount of things that could influence their behaviour and therefore we need to deal with each one accordingly.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Helen Rowling on 23/10/2017

The content of the How to Decipher Student behaviour was a great reminder of how we should consider each individual student.

We should take time to get down to their level and understand where each is at on their oblique learning journey line Initially, I had hoped to go to a one day conference with speaker and role plays. I was quite

taken back when I had to choose from one of the on line courses.

I felt the content may have been more directed for teachers of primary students 6-11 years. However, having said that, much can be gained from being reminded about where we begin. The variety of resources was adequate. The ‘blackboard’ conversations encouraged summaries and consideration on a variety of topics.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Lucy Fairley on 13/10/2017

This course was very informative. The links to the videos were helpful and the interaction between students on the blog worked well.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Shehnaaz Shaheed on 12/10/2017

The Course “Student Behaviour How To Decipher Its Secret Language” was a very beneficial course. It has allowed be to think more deeply about why students behave in a particular way and how to prevent misbehaving situations from arising.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Karen Eykelenkamp on 11/10/2017

The course was exceedingly informative, I have been using the techniques in classes and have found they have helped with student management.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Anne Wolkowitsch on 27/08/2017

Rich content and very good and large resources.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Lynette Thackray on 20/07/2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It had relevant examples and a lot of additional resources that could be downloaded and saved for future use. I particularly liked the video mock up of a classroom situation that we had to analyse and say what we would do in that situation.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher It's Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Linna Wang on 03/07/2017

It is a good course. With the study of this course, I have obtained the information and knowledge about student behavior as well as what hidden behind the behavior. I will use the information learnt into classroom practice which will help improve student learning outcome.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher It's Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Jeremy Hobbes on 09/05/2017

This course was excellent it has given me some great strategies and ideas that I hope I can implement in my classrooms.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher It's Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Janet Shepherd on 24/01/2017

The course content is very useful in describing what behaviour is and how best to manage that behaviour. It is important to understand how your students tick and why they might be behaving badly. The strategies to manage behaviour are explained very clearly and the modules are excellent for thinking about the classroom environment and how to use positive reinforcement.


About the team


Karina Barley

Creator

Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.
Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioral, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

In addition, Ms. Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

She is now undertaking her PHD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.