How to Manage Children's Challenging Behaviour
- Bill Rogers - Independent Educational Consultant, Victoria, Australia
'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.
'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.
Bill Rogers makes managing behaviour seem achievable for all professionals and this is written in an interesting way to make it an easy read.
I find Bill Rogers a great read, entertaining even though it's a text book.
This is a well written and interesting book. I would certainly recommend it to students - it is accessible and clearly written.
This is a very useful text for trainee teachers who are struggling to get to grips with behaviour management.
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
A good basic text for those new to teaching.
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