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Classroom Behaviour

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

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

March 2011 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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In this Third Edition of his bestselling book, Bill Rogers looks at the issues facing teachers working in today's classrooms. Describing real situations and dilemmas, he offers advice on dealing with the challenges of the job, and how building up a rapport with both students and colleagues can support good practice.

New to this edition are sections on:

- dealing with bullying;

- teaching students on the autistic spectrum in a mainstream classroom;

- working with very challenging students.

New features included in the text are:

- a wider range of case studies, covering students aged 4 to 18;

- questions for discussion;

- a Glossary of key terms.

Bill Rogers understands the demanding nature of the job, and offers wise words and inspirational encouragement to all those involved in educating our children and young people.

Watch a video of Bill Rogers discuss the main challenges facing teachers in schools today; his new book 'Classroom Behaviour, Third Edition' and what advice he would give to aspiring teachers.

Introduction: 'I never thought I'd become a teacher'
The Dynamics of Classroom Behaviour
New Class, New Year: The Establishment Phase of Behaviour Management
The Language of Behaviour Management
Effective Teaching: Fundamental Understandings and Skills
Management beyond the Classroom: Behaviour Consequences
Challenging Children and Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
Managing Anger in Ourselves and Others
When Things Get Difficult: Hard Class, Hard Times

Praise for previous editions:

'He is consciously reflective of day-to-day classroom experiences and this 'in touch with' dimension in his writings gives him credibility and encourages his readers to develop their own practice' - Mike O'Connor, The Psychology of Education Review, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp.44-45

'He presents with vivid authenticity - his stories are always a potent cocktail of pain and humour - tales of classroom and school challenge with which any practicing teacher immediately identifies' - Professor Sir Tim Brighouse, Times Educational Supplement

'Bill Rogers has inspired a generation of teachers through his books and lectures. He has the gift of credibility, talking to real teachers about real classrooms, and never patronising us' - Geoff Barton, Times Educational Supplement

Bill Rogers’s books are always a great informative read and this is no exception. It’s full of practical guidance to help with classroom behavior.

Mr Oliver Johnstone
Public Services Department, Calderdale College
May 7, 2015

A good resource that will help trainee students appreciate their pupils and affect pedagogy positively.

Mr Gwyn Ellis
School of Education, Bangor University
April 30, 2015

I would highly recommend this book to initial teachers. It is clear and very helpful and instructive in an area that many initial teachers find quite daunting.

Ms Jane Noble
Early years and primary, Institute of Education
June 17, 2014

classroom behaviour is always a problem within teaching but this book is a great read!

Miss Jade-Marie Davies
Performing Arts, Filton College
April 28, 2014

As always, Bill Rogers provides clear practical advice for behaviour management with plenty of examples for good practice. I know there is an early years / KS1 book but I would like a through primary version if possible for my trainee teachers.

Mr Peter Flew
School of Education, Roehampton University
March 11, 2014

Fantastic book full of practical ideas on how to improve behavior in the classroom. Will be great for students on placement in schools and also for myself as a professional.

Miss Katey Ribchester
Health and Social Care, Ethos College
February 20, 2014

Good book with strategies that could strengthen classroom management. The book is carefully structured; the reflection aspect is good. Whilst it is directed at the 4-18 age range the strategies can easily be adapted.

Mrs Marcia Dewar
Sch of Education & Prof Development, Huddersfield University
February 19, 2014

The text offers real practical suggestions and explanations to behaviour management in the classroom. An essential read for teaching practice for students and experienced teachers alike.

Mr Manish Kothari
Department of Education, St Mary's University College
October 25, 2013

This is a really useful book for anyone who is looking to work with children and young people. It doesn't have to be just in a classroom setting as many of the ideas given can be adapted to other settings. A very good easy to read book.

Miss Rebecca Easterby
Sport, travel, education & public services , Ystrad Mynach College
January 3, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: The Dynamics of Classroom Behavior

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Bill Rogers

Dr. Bill Rogers taught for many years before becoming an education consultant and author; he lectures widely on behaviour management, discipline, effective teaching, stress management and teacher welfare across the UK and Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Bill also works as a mentor-teacher, team-teaching in challenging schools. He is well aware of the challenges of teacher leadership in schools today.Bill read theology at Ridley College Melbourne University, then psychology and education also at Melbourne University. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Education, Honorary Life Fellow of All Saints and Trinity College, Leeds... More About Author

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