'Bill's message is clear and consistent, building on all that has gone before. His methods are trialled and tested - good stuff' - Ray Kingdon, Education & Training, University of Wales, Newport
In this new edition of a bestselling book, Bill Rogers brings together contributions from practising teachers that suggest ways to tackle very challenging behaviour in schools such as bullying, violence and behaviour disorders. All teachers face similar disruptions in the classroom, such as calling out and interrupting, but this book addresses the more serious issues.
Bill introduces and comments on each chapter, setting out his key principles for behaviour leadership in the style that makes him such a popular author.
There are numerous case studies drawn from practice, in each case showing how the teacher managed the situation and what the outcome was, and these examples from practice highlight the difference teachers can make to their students' behaviour, attitude, self-esteem and peer acceptance. Chapters look at: finding a way back from inappropriate behaviour; dealing with challenging behaviour day after day; creating a peaceful school; focusing on the positives; the importance of the teacher-pupil relationship; taking an holistic view of the child, and how this helps reduce disruptive behaviour.
New material in this book includes:
- new case studies;
- analysis of actions taken and skills used when managing poor behaviour;
- a new section on working with parents;
- Questions for Reflection, to encourage discussion with colleagues.
The direct, practical and inspirational nature of these accounts will resonate with all teachers and school support staff working with any age group. Based on the everyday experiences of the teachers who have written them, these are teachers' voices offering sound advice and guidance to fellow professionals.
Bill Rogers is an Education Consultant and author who lecturers widely on behaviour management, discipline, effective teaching, stress management and teacher welfare across the UK, Australia and New Zealand. He is Visiting Professor in the areas of Behaviour Management and Discipline in Schools at the Institute of Education, University of London.
All royalties from the sale of this book are donated to the charity World Vision and their children's education programmes in South East Asia.
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