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How to Manage Children's Challenging Behaviour

Second Edition
Edited by:
  • Bill Rogers - Independent Educational Consultant, Victoria, Australia


© 2009 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Praise for the first edition

'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.

 
PART ONE: CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR: OUR THINKING, ATTITUDES AND STRATEGY
Bill Rogers
We Cannot Predict Where Our Students May End up
Bill Rogers
The 'Pygmalion Effect': Where Expectancy Can Lead
Elizabeth McPherson
'Dear Luke': What I Saw at the Outset and How Children's Behaviour Challenges us in Positive Ways
Peter D'Angelo
My Global Classroom
Jim Gilbert
'William' and 'Muddling through'
Bill Rogers
Parents: The Difficult Chat
 
PART TWO: UNDERSTANDING CHALLENGING CHILDREN AND CHILDREN WITH EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDER
Bill Rogers
Understanding emotional and behavioural disorder in mainstream schools
Ken Sell
Measurement of difference or meaning (when working with challenging children)
Larry Taylor
Changing perceptions of challenging behaviour: Tom and his teacher
Karen Kearney
Finding a connection point for change in behaviour: Alex 'wins a race'
Elizabeth McPherson
Choosing to teach: choosing to make a difference
 
PART THREE: TEACHING CHILDREN WITH EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDER
Bill Rogers
Introduction
Bette Blance
One, two, three, four, out the door - or STOP (Straight To the Office Please)
Mara Smart, Mariette West and Pamela Curtain
There is always a way back: an individual behaviour management plan
Kerrie Miller
Helping a child change his behaviour and his short attention span
Bill Rogers
AD/HD and teaching academic survival behaviours
Patsy Finger
A tall order: a challenging student on day one and after
Debbie Hoy
Individual behaviour management plans and group support with infant-age children: Troy's story
 
PART FOUR: THE HARD-TO-MANAGE CLASS: WHEN IT IS MORE THAN ONE OR TWO
Bill Rogers
The hard-to-manage class: reasons, options, support
Leanne Wright
My most challenging Year 8 class ever
Denise Frost
The 'class from hell'
Carmen Price
Classroom meetings to the rescue
Heather Fraser
A winner - in a hard class
 
PART FIVE: WORKING TO BUILD A CO-OPERATIVE CLASSROOM GROUP: CLASSROOM MEETINGS AND BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS
Bill Rogers
Introduction
Carmen Price
Friendship problems: using a solving circle
Debbie Hoy and Ros Daniels
Relationships and conflict-solving (classroom and playground) with infants
Carmel Ryan
Creating the peaceable school
Larry Schwartz
A beautiful place: building a multicultural school
Unsourced
A human story
Bill Rogers
PART SIX: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES THAT ENABLE US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN AND CLASSROOM GROUPS
 
PART SEVEN: SUPPORTING PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIOURS
Bill Rogers
Communicating with parents who challenge...
Gail Doney
Dealing with - and supporting - difficult parents
Cathy Whalen
Supporting the parents of children with challenging behaviour
Maureen Smyth
Working with difficult parents
Alysan Dermody Palmer
Working with parents/ca/carers of children with challenging behaviours (primary)
Bill Rogers
An extended note on anger (primarily from Aristotle)
Sharn Donnison
PART EIGHT: NARRATIVES: HOW TEACHERS' STORIES CONNECT US, SUPPORT US, ENCOURAGE US AND ENABLE US AS TEACHERS

'Well edited and short, the essays are easy to read and fit in to a busy life…The honest and thoughtful reflections of the teachers provide a sense of hope that prosocial behaviour is achievable and not a dream!' - Youth in Mind


'It's easy to see why Bill Rogers is revered by generations of teachers across the world. The stories assembled here are compelling and reflective. They will provide a stimulus and support to teachers 'cutting and chipping themselves into the shape of the key which will have the merit of unlocking the minds and opening the hearts' of the pupils they teach. Bill's overview and commentary will as usual resonate with schools and teachers. It deserves a place along with his other books in the staff library. Any one of the case studies here, along with Bill's observations, could form the basis of any school working group examining the issue of 'behaviour'. It's bound to lead to an improvement among pupils parents and staff. And it will help teachers at the end of their tether both preserve their sanity and extend the tether!' - Sir Tim Brighouse, Advisor, Hamlyn Foundation and Visiting Professor, Institute of Education, University of London


Bill Rogers books are easy to read and fit in to a busy life.

Mr Oliver Johnstone
Public Services Department, Calderdale College
January 15, 2015

Bill Rogers makes managing behaviour seem achievable for all professionals and this is written in an interesting way to make it an easy read.

Miss KATY MEREDITH
AACATS, Ystrad Mynach College
June 24, 2013

I find Bill Rogers a great read, entertaining even though it's a text book.

Ms Karen Freeman
BCPH, Northbrook College Sussex
January 12, 2012

This is a well written and interesting book. I would certainly recommend it to students - it is accessible and clearly written.

Mrs Annie Ostapenko-Denton
Community Studies, Truro College
December 7, 2011

This is a very useful text for trainee teachers who are struggling to get to grips with behaviour management.

Mrs ALISON BROAD
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, Birmingham University
July 20, 2011

My students are always concernd about children who are particulary hard to manage. This book tackles the issues well and helps guide students to understadning the bigger picture which may surround a childs difficulties. I was particularly keen on the chapter that gives insights into supporting parents. I think this is a valuable chapter. The book does not offer easy solutions, as I do not think there are any.
It might have included some further reference to the potential roles of other professionals.
I recommend this to students who are looking for support with more severe types of behaviour management issues

Dr Ruth Dann
Education , Manchester Metropolitan University
December 10, 2010

A good basic text for those new to teaching.

Mrs Celia O'Hagan
Education , University of Ulster
October 4, 2010

New to the 2nd Edition:

• new case studies
• more analysis of actions taken and skills used when managing challenging behaviour
• a new chapter on working with confrontational and angry parents
• opportunities for reflection, to encourage discussion with colleagues
• managing anger in ourselves and our children 

Sample Materials & Chapters

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