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Classroom Behaviour. Second Edition: A Practical Guide to Effective Behaviour Management and Colleague Support Paperback – 14 Jun 2006

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; Second Edition edition (14 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141292863X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412928632
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 18.5 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 329,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

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.

His most popular and best-selling book Classroom Behaviour has been translated into several languages in its various editions and is THE behaviour bible for teachers. Classroom Behaviour is now available in a new fourth edition with access to an interactive website filled with additional resources including demo videos from Bill and podcasts of Bill answering teacher FAQs.

To find out more about Bill's work, visit his website www.billrogers.com.au where you will find full details of how to book him for a workshop or training event.

MESSAGE FROM BILL - "I NEVER THOUGHT I'D BECOME A TEACHER..."

"My formative schooling was in England. I never thought I'd become a teacher; I had mixed success at school. It wasn't the work; I could handle that (by and large) - it was the culture of control and authority. Few teachers encouraged or allowed students much expression of their views or ideas. I also had many "run-ins" with petty, mean-spirited and, at times, cruel teachers: "shades of the prison house begin to close upon the growing boy". Being chastised - even hit and caned - was an occupational hazard in those days (the mid-1950s to the early 1960s). On one occasion, at the age of 11, I was caned for breaking a pencil that another pupil had snatched from me. I had snatched it back, he wailed and I got "caught". I was blamed in the ensuing fracas, and later caned. I was also caned for "answering back" on a number of occasions, for drawing pictures in my workbooks instead of listening to the teacher and for sneaking off to the shops at lunchtime (a major crime in those days). When a teacher was unfair, unjust, I'd try to make - what I thought - was a just point. I was punished yet again.

I survived - we all did - but I never thought I'd become a teacher.

I eventually became a teacher - many years later. Some of my teachers way back
at least taught me how not to discipline: how not to embarrass, criticise and shame
children. They also taught me how not to teach. Of course, thankfully, I had a few
good, kind and generous teachers too. We always remember such teachers. They
affirmed, encouraged and believed in me and enabled me to continue learning and
value learning and education to this day. They also enhanced an early, and positive,
belief that "I could do it".

It was Haim Ginnot1 who spoke of the crucial consequences of teachers' actions
which have the power to affect children's lives for better or worse. Being able to
open, or close, the minds and hearts of children is a responsibility for all teachers
to reflect upon. In my journey as a teacher I have had to rethink many aspects of
classroom behaviour, teacher behaviour, the purposes and limitations of discipline
and management, and how we can establish and sustain more cooperative classrooms,
where rights and responsibilities work together for the benefit of all.

My books are the outcome of many years of in-service training with teachers and
countless hours in the classroom with colleagues as a mentor-teacher in Australian
and British schools.

Having made over 40 visits to the UK (and Europe) to conduct seminars, and
professional development, in schools and with education authorities and universities,
I hope the link between my Australian teaching and consultancy experiences
and my in-service work in the UK will continue to find a receptive (and useful)
audience here."

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT BILL ROGERS...

"Any book by Bill Rogers is eagerly grasped by classroom teachers and other professionals concerned with the behaviour and pastoral care of pupils." - Chris Stansfield
North Lincolnshire LES, UK

"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 practising teacher immediately identifies. He has that uncanny and rare knack of throwing a sharp focus on everyday classroom instances which all of us intuitively knew all along, but which we had never realised with such clarity and precision." - Professor Tim Brighouse
Chief Education Officer, Birmingham, Times Educational Supplement

"Bill Rogers manages to communicate ideas and approaches very clearly that really support students to understand behaviour management." - Mr Andy Davies, School of Education, Brighton University

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'This book is a must for those entering the teaching profession and it would be really useful in a professional development programme for existing teachers' - John Lutchmiah, Anglia Ruskin University


'This book is a must for those entering the teaching profession and it would be really useful in a professional development programme for existing teachers' - Support For Learning

About the Author

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 University and Honorary Fellow at Melbourne University Graduate School of Education. He has written many books for SAGE Publications.

To find out more about Bill’s work, visit his website www.billrogers.com.au where you will find full details of how to book him for a workshop or training event.

 


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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By C. Lakin on 14 July 2008
Format: Paperback
I moved over, asked him how his work was going, and, before parting, quietly said: "The bin's over there" (gesturing with my eyes to the bin). He smiled, walked over to the bin, and spat out his chewing gum.

That's what happened when I put Bill Rodger's specific guidance to common classroom problems into practice: it worked! In the past I used to take a more aggressive manner, sticking a foul-smelling bin under the nose of any child which chew in my class--this inevitably disrupted the flow of the lesson for the whole class as they protested at the unfairness.

This book is explicit in describing what to communicate (verbally and through body language) in managing a class, and breaks down the "firm but fair" approach into its core-components. It's easy to read, and the messages black-and-white. He adds real-life teaching stories which not only put his guidance into a classroom perspective, but make for amusing reading!

I wish I had read this book before my PGCE, rather than at the end.
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By L. Roberts on 8 Jan. 2007
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I work in quite a challenging school. During my first 2 years of training I really did question whether teaching was for me. I had bought similar books (getting buggers to behave, etc) but was not overly inspired. However, a friend had mentioned the author and claimed he was fantastic. I bought the book not really expecting much. However, each of his suggestions and explanations were so brilliant and easy that I couldn't wait to try them out. I'm in my 5th year of teaching and I still refer to the book. I have passed the book around my department and we all use the basic strategies. If you buy one book on teaching, get this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 12 Jan. 2011
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The first term of my second year of teaching wasn't a great one. I had several new classes, and found myself getting frustrated by many things. I was particularly adamant that I needed to be 'respected', and often said this to the students when things weren't going my way.

Reading this book has answered a lot of questions, in particular the idea of 'secondary behaviours' that students often display to distract the teacher from the main issue in the first place. I like the fact that all of the examples given are true stories, and there are quite a few scenarios that EVERY teacher can relate to.

It is a practical book that focuses a lot on how your own behaviour can influence that of the class. Obviously there will always be extremely challenging students, but again the book offers sound advice on how to deal with these individuals.

'Classroom Behaviour' has made me really think about the way I teach, and now I am seeing small but noticeable improvements in my relationships with difficult classes. Well worth the money.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Graham J. Wyatt on 12 July 2010
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Writen in a very simple style, it's too easy to dismiss the information contained here. Most unfortunate situations are covered and when one occurs in real life, it feels as if you've already been through it once and have a fair idea of what to do (or what not to do!)
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By B. Gristwood on 9 July 2009
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Right, i read cowley, hated it and thought there was no point to behaviour management books. However, i've started reading this and applying it to the classroom is really starting to work.

I now work as supply, where your rep in school has to be as a tough guy to get the work done. However, applying some of Bill's techniques has worked brilliantly. As another reviewer said, doing the "the bin is over there" trick work's fantastically and referring to the classroom as "our room" instead of "my classroom" gives the kids the ownership they deserve.

If you are going to buy Cowley's "getting the buggers to behave" forget it, buy this instead and make a difference.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Gelesi on 22 April 2007
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Very practical advice that makes you think 'that happened to me' and gives you alternatives ways of looking at and dealing with those incredibly frustrating and, sometimes, upsetting moments in a classroom when behaviour is not what you would consider 'the norm' (or so we hope).
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D. WENT on 15 May 2008
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I'm starting teaching soon, and the stuff I've learnt from this book has given what I think will be a great foundation. He backs up a lot of his points with real-life examples so you can immediately see what he's getting at. I would definately recommend this book.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By B. Godwin on 8 Dec. 2009
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If my experience is anything to go by, providers of teacher training are for some reason very reluctant to give advice on managing behaviour in the classroom. This book filled a big hole in my training and gave me the basic tools to get to work on the behaviour issues in my classes.

I wouldn't take it as an instant recipe for success- pupils are all individuals and what works for one will not work for another. This is, however, an excellent place to start thinking about how you will develop and refine your management style. Readable, knowing, and funny, this is definitely one to keep coming back to.
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