Behaviour Management Basics

Getting ready for Restorative Practices

Full day Workshop

To book this workshop please contact Bill Hansberry

Without a sound theory and established (rehearsed) practice for understanding and dealing with student misbehaviour, Restorative Practices can be easily misunderstood and misapplied by well-meaning teachers. The result is often a over-vigilant and permissive approach to managing behaviour that over-services attention seeking and low level-conflict between students. This is detrimental to  resilience development and communicates to students that we don't believe they can sort out their own issues.


This workshop has been developed for schools who want a less-direct entry to Restorative Practices and want to establish some behaviour management basics before looking at Restorative Practices.


We explore


  • Our values in relation to student behaviour

  • Behaviour Management from the inside out – The ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what’ of managing student behaviour

  • Belonging (social recognition) as a primary driver of student behaviour

  • The 4 Goals of Misbehaviour (after the work of Adler and Dreikurs)

  • The language of behaviour correction and  of our level of intrusiveness (after the work of Dr. Bill Rogers)



Bill mentors teachers wishing to apply these concepts in their classrooms.

“An engaging presentation, hands on and direct. Bill was excellent as a facilitator.”


Head of House - Mount Carmel College SA.

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