1st Edition

What if it happens in my classroom?
Developing skills for expert behaviour management

ISBN 9780415687140
Published August 2, 2012 by Routledge
144 Pages

USD $32.95

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Book Description

Why can’t I stop my students from being noisy as they leave my classroom? What can I do when a student is texting on their phone in my lesson? How can I stop a student from constantly tapping their pen while I am talking?

Sound familiar?

Chewing gum, dropping litter, swearing, late homework and disruptive behaviour in class are just a few of the issues that teachers have to face every day in the classroom. How you choose to respond to these incidents, however minor they may first seem, can have a dramatic impact on the overall quality of your lessons. There is no one answer to behaviour and classroom management as different approaches have to be taken depending on the lesson, the groups of students and even the time of day.

This highly practical book guides you through the choices that you need to make when confronted with the sorts of issues that you might face in your classroom. Dealing with the nitty gritty reality of behaviour management, it covers the common problems teachers encounter on a day to day basis and provides a series of realistic and practical solutions and their likely outcomes. Placing you at the centre of the decision making process, it allows you to experiment with a range of options in a reflective and engaging manner to see which of your choices may work and why others may not. This scenario based approach not only lets you explore the various options available to you, but also enables you to see the consequence of your actions.

Written by an experienced teacher, this fun and interactive book is essential reading for all trainee and qualified teachers who want a fresh approach to behaviour management in their classrooms.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Managing the behaviour of students at the start of your lesson; 2. Managing the behaviour of students during the main phase of your lesson; 3. Managing the behaviour of students as your lesson draws to a close; 4. Managing the behaviour of students as they leave your classroom; 5. Managing the behaviour of students in the corridor

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Kate Sida-Nicholls has been a teacher for 15 years and currently teaches English Language at Suffolk One, a post-16 Centre. She is a trainer for the Norfolk and Suffolk ITT training programmes for Primary and Secondary teachers. She is a Lead Practitioner for English in Suffolk as well as being a member of the management team for the local SCITT programme.