Taking Care of Behaviour
Practical Skills for Teachers
[Includes CD ROM]

By Paul Dix
June 2007
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications, Inc.
Pearson / Longman
ISBN: 9781405832755
150 Pages, Illustrated, 7 3/8 x 9 1/4"
$62.50 paper original

You don’t need a personality transplant to learn and apply behaviour management strategies that work. Neither do you need to religiously follow the teachings of the latest ‘guru’ or sacrifice your teaching style for the latest system.

Taking Care of Behaviourshows you how to successfully manage behaviour whilst maintaining trust and positive relationships with students.




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Using this book to train yourself

Part 1 - Managing Behaviour in the Classroom            

1. Things to think about before you start                                                         

2. Managing your own behaviour: the emotionally secure classroom                                                                                  

3. Consistency and certainty                                                                             

4. Learning rituals                                                                                                       

5. Language                                                                                                                 

6. Meaningful praise and reward                                                                                                      
7. Sanctions: when students break the rules               

Part 2 - Advanced Behaviour Management Strategies

8. Managing confrontation and stopping it from escalating

9.  Proactively developing relationships with students

10.  Building mutual trust in the classroom

Section 3 - Collaborating With Other Adults

11. Seeking support: your classroom, your responsibility

12. Collaborative behaviour management: working with other adults in the classroom

13. Involving parents                       

Part 4 - Specific Situations

14. Students on the EBD register: managing extreme behaviour

15. Supply teachers and cover lessons

16. Managing behaviour around the school

17. Working in schools in Special Measures and extreme circumstances






'This book is rooted in real experience, not theory. You can smell the classroom between its covers. It will be a powerful aid to teachers at whatever stage of their career. Every school should have a copy in their staff library and every leader responsible for professional development will want one at their elbow.'

Professor Tim Brighouse - Chief Adviser for London Schools

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