This Page contains a variety of videos and suggested reading that has contributed to the philosophy that underpins the Ethos at Haywood Grove School.
These videos do not provide medical advice and are for informational purposes only. The videos are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Help for Billy
- Heather T. Forbes
If your child continues to struggle, misbehave, and deteriorate at school despite sticker charts, token economies, behaviour contracts, Fun Friday, detention, and suspensions, then this book is your answer! Written for both parents and educators, Help for Billy addresses the real issues going on behind a child's negative behaviour. It will change everything for your child--a must read for anyone working with a child in the classroom.
Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships
Daniel Goleman has written a ground-breaking synthesis of the latest findings in biology and brain science, revealing that we are 'wired to connect' and the surprisingly deep impact of our relationships on every aspect our lives.
In this book Daniel Goleman delivers his most heartening news with powerful conviction: we humans have a built-in bias toward empathy, cooperation and altruism - provided we develop the social intelligence to nurture these capacities in ourselves and others.
Reframe Your Thinking around Autism
Outlining a new, optimistic way to understand autism, this concise and accessible book offers practical ideas to help children on the spectrum grow. The Polyvagal Theory suggests autism is a learnt response to early stressors - the result of a child being in a prolonged state of 'fight or flight' while their nervous system is still developing. This book explains the theory in simple terms and incorporates recent developments in brain plasticity research (the capacity of the brain to change throughout life) to give parents and professionals the tools to strengthen the child's brain-body connection and lessen the social and emotional impact of autism.
The Invisible Classroom: Relationships, Neuroscience, and Mindfulness in School
How is expanding students' strengths more effective than improving their weaknesses? Why is creating a school where staff and students feel safe necessary for learning? How can anchoring with simple mindfulness practices prevent classroom behavioral problems? There is more to a classroom than just a teacher and a group of students. All classroom interactions have "invisible" neurobiological, emotional, and social aspects-the emotional histories of students, the teacher's own background and biography. In this book, Kirke Olson takes lessons from brain science, mindfulness, and positive psychology to help teachers understand the full range of their students' school experiences. Using its classroom-ready resources, teachers, administrators, parents, and policy makers can make the invisible visible, turning human investment in their students into the best possible learning outcomes.