The IRIE Classroom Toolbox is a school-based, violence prevention programme for early childhood teachers. The toolbox is appropriate for teachers of aged 3-8 years. The Toolbox provides teachers with a variety of tools to use when interacting with and teaching young children.
To increase teachers’ use of appropriate behaviour management strategies.
To reduce teachers’ use of harsh
To increase teacher self-efficacy.
To reduce teacher burn-out.
To improve teachers’ relationships with parents.
To decrease behaviour problems.
To increase social-emotional competence.
To increase self-regulation.
To increase school readiness skills.
To decrease children’s inappropriate behaviour
To increase children’s prosocial and co-operative behaviour
To improve the quality of the classroom environment
The Toolbox is a teacher-training programme that is implemented over one school year with participating teachers.
Training involves the following activities:
This is a 152 page teacher manual giving the description, example and rationale underpinning each ‘tool’ in the IRIE Classroom Toolbox. The manual is divided into 4 main modules; 1) Creating an Emotionally Supportive Classroom Environment, 2) Managing Child Behaviour, 3) Promoting Social & Emotional Competence, 4) Behaviour PlanningDownload now
An introduction to the contents and aims of the IRIE Classroom Toolbox and the methods and materials used in the programme.
This module provides information on the ‘Building the Foundation’ for a positive classroom environment and how to use ‘Praise & Rewards’ in the classroom.
This module provides information on ‘Preventing Behaviour’ and ‘Managing Misbehaviour’ in the classroom.
This module provides information on how to teach and reinforce ‘Friendship Skills’ and ‘Emotions Skills’ to young children.
This module provides guidance on how to develop individual and classwide behaviour plans to manage young children’s behaviour.