Dr Pooky Knightsmith

Keynote Speaker, Author & Advisor

June 14, 2023

KEYNOTE: Behaviour That Challenges

These slides were developed for the Eastern Education Show in June 2023.

Here’s the session overview:

Behaviour that Challenges: Understanding, Responding, Supporting

Take a fresh perspective on behaviour that concerns, distresses or challenges by stepping into the shoes of the child with Pooky during this keynote talk. You will learn how to respond calmly during crisis moments before getting curious about the ‘Why’ behind behaviour. This is crucial because without the ‘why’, we might get the ‘what next’ wrong. We will explore a wide range of ‘what next’ strategies for sustainably supporting children and enabling them to support themselves and we will end by considering how to turn the moments when it all goes wrong into opportunities for role modelling and relationship building.

If you were there, I hope these are a helpful aide-memoire. If not, I hope they make enough sense without me to be useful. If you’d like to download them, you can do so via this page on slideshare.

Further Resources

Here are some further resources you might find helpful to build on the session:

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