About

Future Behaviour is small educational consultancy based in York, UK and Indianapolis, USA.

In 2007, as a reaction to the real lack of practical, research-led training around the subject, Future Behaviour was started in order to share what we had learned about behaviour both in the classroom and from our research, to help individual teachers and school leaders navigate a path through the minefield that can be managing relationships, whilst simultaneously improving outcomes for children and young people.

In the last 5 years our work has increasingly focused on interpreting and applying the principles of PBIS (Positive Behavioural Interventions and Support). PBIS is a programme in widespread use across the United States, but is practically unheard of to most educationalists in the UK, despite our best efforts. Don’t worry – we’re working on it!

You might want to know a little more about us…

Greg Perry

“Hello. I’m Greg. I’m a Liverpudlian now living comfortably sandwiched between the beautiful and ancient city of York and the splendid spa town of Harrogate, in God’s Own County of Yorkshire. I live there with my lovely wife and (very often) fantastic two daughters. I’m obsessed with golf and changing the way we seem to have always approached behaviour, and doing it in a new, simply better way.

There are so many schools out there, doing the same thing they have always done when it comes to managing behaviour. And it’s not working. From my travels and training in over 600 schools nationwide, I’ve learned a thing or two about the way the very best schools do the very best job of moving from managing behaviour to truly enhancing relationships.

I’m a writer, a trainer, keynote speaker, project facilitator, video-content creator and spend most of my time philosophising about relationships, behavioural economics, psychology and how to be happy. I also have a part-time job driving my wife potty.

You can find me on Twitter @futurebehaviour and Linkedin.”

Dr Maria Peek

“Hi. I’m Maria, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue the mission of Future Behaviour and the overall mission of my career, which is improving and/or maintaining positive relationships between school leaders, other school staff, and those they serve.  I was born and raised in the United States, specifically in the Midwestern State of Indiana, and my home base is in Indianapolis. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be an educator, and I have been richly blessed with a successful career of both teaching and leading.  I completed my Ph.D. coursework and dissertation defence in 2017.  

In today’s uncertain and tumultuous climate, schools need to cast and work to fulfil a vision for meeting the behavioral needs of their students, now more than ever before.  With 13 years of administrative and leadership experience (and a total of 18 years in the field), I am confident in my understanding of schools’ various current needs and my ability to help achieve such a vision. Today’s students need more and different support than those of the past, and only through deliberate and strategic planning and a focus on each student as an individual can we provide for these complex needs. 

With a blend of practical experience “on the ground” and an academic background of focused and extensive research, including my Doctoral dissertation focused on PBIS and school climate, I am uniquely suited to help schools meet their behavioral challenges and to do the work required in order to secure buy-in from all stakeholder groups.  In other words, I have the leadership skills to form coalitions and to provide the needed facilitation to help them move forward. 

I am a parent, a leader, a survivor, a reader and communicator, a lifelong learner, and a facilitator; I am more than ready and equipped to provide the “push” that schools need in order to meet the demands of an ever-changing culture.  I read in my spare time, enjoy floating on the lake with my family (5 kids!), and love to listen to music and dream about the future and my role in it.  I am grateful for this often-crazy world and am committed to doing my part to make my little corner of it a better place than ever. 

You can find me on Twitter @drmariapeek and Linkedin.”

 

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