Positive Behaviour Management is a training company that has been in operation for just over ten years.

We specialise in school discipline and teacher development and run five courses for teachers and a parenting workshop. We have implemented our full discipline programme in over 680 schools in Gauteng and trained just over 22 000 teachers countrywide.

We offer the training in English and Afrikaans and one of our very talented facilitators can code switch using Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho.

We work within the Department of Education's guidelines and all our policies are in line with the Schools Act, Circular 74 and the Constitution.

We offer alternatives to corporal punishment, the typical merit/demerit systems and have found our strategies to be very effective.

Assertive Discipline is unique because the focus is on positive discipline and boosting the learner's self-esteem rather than a punitive, negative system that constantly threatens with punishments.

We believe that classes are made up of three groups. 5% of the class falls into the Intrinsically motivated group, 5% are the EBD's (Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties) and 90% of the class are tourists who will follow whichever groups gets the most attention. In most classes its the EBD's who achieve this and therefore the tourists follow and behave badly. As a result a culture of bad behaviour becomes the norm. Positive Behaviour Management can show you how to break this cycle in your classroom, school or home!

Brigitte Thompson graduated from JCE with an Higher Diploma Education Senior Primary in 1996. Whilst teaching at Buccleuch Primary she studied further and graduated from UNISA with a B A ED majoring in Education and English. She then left South Africa to go and travel, in London she taught at 74 schools in two years before moving to Scotland to teach at a school (as part of a trouble shooting team) that had failed its Ofsted inspection because of discipline. Whilst at this school she did her first Assertive Discipline course. She was then head hunted by the principal of a Behaviour Unit where she worked for three years. The unit was a rehabilitation centre designed to work with difficult learners and because of Assertive Discipline, 80% of the learners were sent back to mainstream schools successfully. Because of the nature of this job, lots of additional training was provided for the staff and Brigitte did numerous courses in Autism, Dyslexia, Behaviour Management and Inclusion. (Read more...)

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