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Cracking the Challenging Class

Cracking the Challenging Class

  • Bill Rogers - Independent Educational Consultant, Victoria, Australia
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September 2014 | SAGE Publications Ltd
In these, his first UK DVD programmes, Bill Rogers explains and illustrates his tried and tested methods for Cracking the Challenging Class.

With a total time of two and a half hours, the programme and comprehensive supporting notes provide a wealth of information, theories and lessons for primary and secondary teachers.

Programme 1

Running time: 65 minutes.

Using role plays to support his presentation, Bill explains his unique methods of calming unruly pupils and maintaining order in the classroom.

Programme 2

Running time: 90 minutes.

Bill answers questions posed by primary and secondary teachers in a workshop forum.


For your convenience when viewing the DVDs, both programmes are indexed with numbers at the top of the screen. In programme 1 the numbers refer to the scenes; in programme 2 they relate to each question and answer.

Programme Notes

The substantial notes that accompany these programmes can be downloaded from

Dr Bill Rogers

DipMin DipTeach BTh (Hons) BEd MEd PhD Melb FACE Honorary Life Fellow of Trinity and All Saints College, University of Leeds, UK, and Honorary Fellow at the Graduate School of Education, Melbourne University

'I've previously praised his excellent [book], Cracking the Hard Class, but here's a DVD version. The combination of the demonstrations... and the question and answer sessions with real teachers makes this a resource well worth having' - Geoff Barton, Times Education Supplement

'To those not lucky enough to attend one of Bill Rogers' courses, Cracking the Challenging Class offers the next best thing! Every teacher, at whatever level of competence, could find a way to improve his or her practice after watching these DVDs - and it won't hurt a bit!' - Alison MacAffer, Grove Academy, Dundee

Sample Materials & Chapters

Programme Notes