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How to Manage Behaviour in Further Education

How to Manage Behaviour in Further Education

Second Edition

July 2012 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Packed with advice, ideas and staff development activities, this practical book aimed at lecturers, teachers and support staff working with young people and adults in further education will provide you with everything you need to manage difficult behavior and create a positive learning environment.

New to this new edition:

  • Behavior management techniques for a college environment
  • How to re-engage disaffected learners
  • Working with learners from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Supporting additional needs
  • Using the right sort of language
  • Managing difficult groups, and adult groups
  • Examples from prisons and work-based learning situations
  • More on reflective practice
  • Advice on dealing with mobile phones in lectures
  • Supporting students experiencing cyber-bullying
  • Dealing with gang culture
  • Managing confrontations between students and lecturers

Everything has been tried and tested by the author, whose years of experience in the field make this book a wise investment.

Getting Started
Making a Strong First Impression
Creating Positive Learning Environments
Effective Strategies to Use with Students Displaying Challenging Behaviour
The Importance of Body Language
Managing Anger and Confrontation
Managing Difficult Groups
Establishing a Consistent Approach
Using the Whole Team
Staff Development Activities
References and Further Reading
Useful Websites

'Loads of practical ideas for understanding and managing this age group in an FE context. Activities and summaries make it accessible to dip in and find some good ideas on a range of issues. Very useful for the lecturer meeting this age group for the first time, as well as the more experienced'

- Rob Long, Behaviour Specialist and Project Worker

This book offers lots of sound advice.

The Teacher Trainer Journal

Contains some useful information and strategies but although it is aimed at managing behaviour in FE I didn't feel it addressed all of the causal factors for behaviour issues.

Mrs Ruth Marie Steyert
English Language Arts , Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
August 22, 2016

This is a great book which is full of practical advice which is also relevant to other sectors of Education.

Ms fiona hall
School of Education, Staffordshire University
August 15, 2016

Highly recommended reading for the Understanding and Managing Behaviour unit of the CET.

Mrs Jane Boothman
Education, South Gloucestershire & Stroud College
June 14, 2016

Dave Vizard is always good, his down to earth approach and easy to follow examples make this a great book for student teachers.

Mrs Elaine Michelle Battams
Performance Management Centre, Barnfield College
April 29, 2016

Up-to-date and relevant content for new FE teachers

Mrs Julie Peterkin
Education , Southampton City College
March 5, 2016

Good, up-to-date case studies and references to academic studies. This book will help new teachers trial and develop strategies for dealing with some of the major behavioural issues we see in FE today.

Mrs Julie Peterkin
Education , Southampton City College
January 20, 2016

Although targeted at FE this book is also useful for students and teachers of other age groups as many ideas are relevant across the age ranges. It gives great practical ideas for managing student behavior.

Ms fiona hall
School of Education, Staffordshire University
December 17, 2015

This book is a great tool for the dreaded misbehaviour in class. A must for any student studying teacher training. "How can I manage my class and bad behaviour?" Is a question I am asked regularly in my profession. This book gives you insight, ideas and tasks to think about in order to perfect your lessons.
The layout is easy to follow, some areas are covered a few times but this is helpful in so far as we can see that challenging behaviour can be turned round with several methods. There is a great section at the back of the book with activities too. This book is a must.

Mrs ellen margaret duncan-jones
Care & Continuing Education Department, Ystrad Mynach College
November 7, 2015

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