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Classroom Behaviour

Classroom Behaviour
A Practical Guide to Effective Teaching, Behaviour Management and Colleague Support

Fourth Edition
  • Bill Rogers - Independent Educational Consultant, Victoria, Australia
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March 2015 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This exciting new edition of the best-selling and beloved teacher's companion looks at the everyday behaviour issues facing teachers working in today's classrooms. Describing real situations and dilemmas, Bill Rogers provides theoretically sound strategies and best practices to support you in meeting the challenges of the job, as well as building up a rapport with both students and colleagues to enable positive and productive learning environments. 

Written jargon-free in Bill's accessible and empathetic voice it includes in-depth strategies, practical examples, case studies and pragmatic hints and tips to put in to practice. This will make for informative and inspiring reading to all those involved in educating our children and young people. 

The new edition has been revised and updated and now also includes access to an interactive website packed with a host of extra material to take you further.  

  • Videos of Bill demonstrating his behaviour strategies in real classroom settings
  • Podcasts where Bill explains his ideas and ethos in more detail as well as answering teachers' FAQs
  • Extra reading material for even more support on difficult subjects
  • Behaviour Management Tool Templates to use with students in the everyday classroom
  • Role-play scenario cards to help understand and prepare for challenging situations

“We often think of behaviour management in terms of dealing with challenging behaviour, but Dr Rogers begins by looking at classroom organisation and whole-class strategies. Alongside the theory, he provides examples that create a much deeper understanding of exactly what works and what doesn’t.” - Special magazine 

Introduction: I never thought I'd become a teacher
Chapter 1: The dynamics of classroom behaviour
Chapter 2: New class, new year - the establishment phase of behaviour management
Chapter 3: The language of behaviour management and discipline
Chapter 4: Effective teaching - fundamental understanding and skills
Chapter 5: Management beyond the classroom - behaviour consequences
Chapter 6: Challenging children and children with emotional and behavioural difficulties
Chapter 7: Managing behaivour in ourselves and others
Chapter 8: When things get difficult - hard class, hard times

Excellent text, a must read for teachers in training

Mrs Caroline Knight
Children,Health, Adventure & Public Services, South Devon College
July 13, 2016

An excellent revised edition of a practical guide to support behaviour management.

Sasha Pleasance
Teacher Training, South Devon College
July 6, 2016

An excellent manual on classroom behaviour

Mr sean flanagan
Computing, Runshaw College
July 1, 2016

Really good content and useful tips

Mrs Deborah Tatton
Social Work , Newcastle-under-Lyme College
June 22, 2016

Bill Rogers' work was recommended and useful to me as a trainee teacher, now, as a teacher educator, I would definitely recommend that all trainees had access to a copy of this book to support them with different situations as they arise during their training and throughout their career. The chapters are written in a way that can be dipped into as and when a situation arises and referred to as and when needed.

Mrs Joanne Hopton
Accounting , Bradford College
June 6, 2016

This book offers good practical advise and strategies that will be of benefit in successfully managing behaviour in the classroom. It offers a good insight especially to new teachers and parts of the book would also be helpful to students to help them to understand why boundaries are important.

Mrs Deborah Tatton
Social Work , Newcastle-under-Lyme College
June 6, 2016

Clear and comprehensive. Lots of excellent practical ideas for improving behaviour for learning.

Angie Simms
Teacher Training (Rochdale), Hopwood Hall College
May 13, 2016

Bill Rogers Classroom Behaviour provides a comprehensive overview of considerations with regards to understanding pupil behaviour.

Such considerations are useful in developing an understanding of the potential complexity of classroom behaviour due a number of influences.

The use of case examples are particularly powerful in demonstrating how situations that may be challenging can be resolved effectively. Reference to additional literature and research informed practice provide additional examples of useful further reading to broaden understanding.

As stated in the preface, this book offers insight from experience and research to 'share practical skills for effective teaching, behaviour management and discipline'.

I would highly recommend this book for beginning teachers and those currently undertaking Initial Teacher Education.

Mr Jonathan D Reid
School of Education, Oxford Brookes University
February 11, 2016

Rogers provides clear strategies for teachers on how to manage the learning environment and improve behaviour. an essential read for those taking the DET Classroom Management optional unit and for new and experienced teachers wishing to improve their practice.

Mr Adrian Stanfield
Basford Hall College, ncn Basford Hall
March 8, 2016

Learners need more and more support in the classroom to deal with challenging behavior and this book will help them out its full of lots of practical ideas and an essential starting point for trainees

Mrs susan shercliff
teacher education , Tameside College
February 17, 2016