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Behaviour Management

Behaviour Management
A Whole-School Approach

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

June 2007 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Praise for the First Edition:

"Bill Rogers has an entertaining style and communicates his ideas in a way that will be easily accessible to teachers."
—Behaviour UK

"This is an extremely readable book on children's behavior and the management of behavior in a classroom and school context. Provides a useful guide to developing a whole-school approach to positive behavior."
—Amazon Review

In this revised and updated edition of the bestseller, the author draws on his extensive experience as an educational consultant and trainer to help teachers and managers develop a whole-school strategy for dealing with student behavior.

In a distinctive accessible and entertaining style, the book offers practical suggestions to support teachers as they face the pressures of accountability, assessment and rising concerns about student behavior.

This resource covers: 

  • Positive discipline and the importance of consistency 
  • Specific skills in the language of discipline, both verbal and non-verbal 
  • Techniques for managing bullying, aggression, rudeness, and violence 
  • Methods to use with behaviorally disordered students 
  • The 4Rs--rights, rules, responsibilities, and routines 
  • Behavioral consequences including 'time-out'
  • Behavior agreements or 'contracts'
  • Playground management 
  • Setting up a behavior management plan and expressing it in policy

This book helps strengthen a school's capacity to work as a cohesive, cooperative unit linked with parents and the community to manage behavior successfully.

Developing a Whole-School Approach: Assumptions and Benefits
Developing Preferred Practices of Behaviour Management
Positive Discipline
The Establishment Phase of the Year
The Language of Discipline
Some Problem Areas in Behaviour Management
Managing Playground Behaviour/Bullying
Supporting Colleagues: A Whole-School Plan
Developing a Behaviour Management Policy

Praise for the First Edition:

'Bill Rogers has an entertaining style and communicates his ideas in a way that will be easily accessible to teachers' - Behaviour UK

'This is an extremely readable book on children's behaviour and the management of behaviour in a classroom and school context. It also provides a useful guide to developing a whole school approach to positive behaviour' - Amazon Review

This explores the key strategies within behaviour management. Case studies are useful and allow for worthwhile reflection. The pictures add humour.

Mrs Claire Pescott
Dept of Care & Continuing Education, Ystrad Mynach College
May 6, 2014

Given the focus on behaviour management, this book is an excellent resource for students and tutors.

Dr Eileen Hyder
Institute of Education, Reading University
December 16, 2012

A good and useful resource to support behaviour management training; perhaps should be used to train whole teams rather than individual teachers as this is the most often cited difficulty teacher face with behaviour management is a consistent approach from all staff. Really accessible with Rogers' humour which helps to make this an enjoyable source of support for

Sasha Pleasance
Care & Learning Opportunities, South Devon College
May 16, 2012

We have ordered several copies for the library and are recommending this book in seminars

Mr Andy Davies
School of Education, Brighton University
February 27, 2012

Excellent advice given. Very readable and accessable. A worthwhile read!

Mr Michael Green
Education , Canterbury Christ Church University
February 21, 2011

This is a good reference for compulsory eduaction, however our PGCE and Certificate in Education programmes have an adult learner focus and the book is aimed at schools not colleges or university teachers.

Mr Robert Hunter
Initial Teacher Training, City College Plymouth
October 5, 2010

theoretical background, practical strategies for the teacher trainee to base their developing understanding of behaviour for learning and behaviour management on. Highly recommended

Mrs Jo Miller
Faculty of Education, University of the West of England, Bristol
February 15, 2010

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ISBN: 9781412934510