If you came into teaching to make a difference, then reading this book will make a difference to you. I've seen the benefits of adopting Paul's straightforward, consistent routines for managing behaviour, and how they contribute to a positive culture and sense of security. This book isn't just about supporting the children who bring behavioural challenges; it also has practical ideas and advice and recognises the needs of those children who just want to learn.
After the Adults Change has something for everyone and you can continue to dip in finding new things to consider. Being a scientist and a school governor, I found the information on brain science and the section on governors particularly thought-provoking. I was also nodding along with the points addressing attendance, too.
Paul reminds us that being -˜more tortoise' reaps benefits, with the children needing time to change and the adults even longer. In the fast paced world we live, allowing ourselves time is important. It's a journey -¦ on board the behaviour bus. Give it a go!