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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 2 edition (27 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408225549
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408225547
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

Paul Dix

www.pivotaleducation.com

· National Training Awards 2009 Winner.
· The new face of behaviour for Teachers TV.
· Behaviour expert for TES Magazine and Teach Primary.
· Guardian Education Newspaper are following and reporting on behaviour work Paul is leading at Portslade School, Brighton.
· Invited to lead a team of behaviour experts to present to the entire Education Select Committee.
· Leading behaviour author for Pearson Education.


Paul Dix is a leading voice in Behaviour Management in the UK and Internationally. As Managing Director of Pivotal Education he leads a team of 10 Behaviour Management specialists in training and intervention projects. Pivotal are currently working with over 100 FE colleges in the UK and as many schools. Paul is a trainer with an exceptional reputation for designing and delivering training that promotes real change.

Paul trained at Homerton College, Cambridge and has taught, managed and succeeded in a wide range of schools and colleges in challenging circumstances. His work was highlighted by H.M.I. and OFSTED as a key element of the work that led to turning round a school in 'Special Measures'.

Paul co-founded Pivotal Education in 2001. As the lead trainer, Paul has been training teachers, advisors, students, mentors, and classroom assistants from early years to adult education. His work on Behaviour and Assessment is being used successfully in colleges, schools (mainstream and special), PRUs and initial teacher training programmes. His 'Taking Care of Behaviour' course and 'Managing Extreme Behaviour' course have both been featured as 'Course of the Week' in the TES Magazine.

Paul is author of the Government's 'New Deal Mentor Training Programme'. His work has been featured on ITV, Teachers' TV and in the TES. His first book, the 'Pivotal Behaviour Management Handbook', was reviewed in the TES as 'Terrific'.

Paul is currently the TES Behaviour Expert contributing regularly to articles on behaviour related issues, he also writes for Teach Primary Magazine, Didactics World and Teaching Expertise. His best selling book, "Taking Care of Behaviour" published by Pearson/Longman in January 2007, has been endorsed by Sir Tim Brighouse:

'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.'
Sir Tim Brighouse
Ex Chief Advisor for London Schools

You can keep up to date with Paul's work on www.pivotaleducation.com

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"I am not surprised that the author won a training award in 2009,  as this book is a very good starting point for helping many adults to  become more confident in improving their behaviour management techniques when working with children of all ages."

- SEN Magazine

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Practical behaviour strategies that don’t just manage but improve behaviour for the long term 

 

 

In this second edition of Taking Care of Behaviour, award-winning teacher trainer Paul Dix shows you how to maintain your own teaching style, whilst using skills and strategies that protect the dignity of the teacher and student.  Discover how you can improve behaviour and establish positive relationships with students with specific advice whether you are teaching Primary, Secondary or FE.

 

Taking Care of Behaviour is not just a complete course for managing behaviour.  It is proven to improve behaviour and the work of teachers and students alike.

 

 

Designed for use as a self-training manual, use Taking Care of Behaviour to:

  • develop your existing skills
  • build confidence in your capabilities
  • design your own resources
  • create your own realistic action plan
  • learn flexible strategies
  • understand why your own behaviour is so important

 

 


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andy Cope on 2 Sep 2012
Format: Paperback
First up, I am not a regular full-time teacher. But I do deliver workshops to kids of all ages and I have, on occasions, felt demoralised by my inability to keep control of an unruly few. Paul's tips make perfect sense and the style of the book is such that it entertains as well as provoking a few ideas on how to engage the unruly minority

I've also had the pleasure of watching Paul deliver a seminar that backs up the messages in the book. I'd suggest it's one of the best INSET days ever. He's a brilliant performer as well as a writer
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By P. May on 9 Aug 2013
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This is ideal for new teachers to gain hints about classroom behaviour. It covers ideas from different teaching areas e.g.Primary through to FE
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By finolella on 6 Jun 2013
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Easy to read.
Sensible, practical ideas to take back into the classroom.
I have already started to implement some and my thinking around behaviour management is shifting.
Highly recommended.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. S. Stansfield on 29 May 2007
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Paul Dix has written a practical and accessible guide for teachers. Each chapter is broken down into a good mixture of common sense tips, exercises to help you reflect on and improve your own practice and a summary of the key ideas. I am finding it a useful toll in mentoring new staff. The accompanying CD-Rom is helpful in providing copies of exercises in the book, which members of staff can use to record and track their own development activities. Well done, Paul!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bridget Vickers on 29 May 2007
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This book is everything you need to get to grips with behaviour management. Whether you use this on your own or as part of a 'learning group' it is like a breath of fresh air in the whole behaviour debate. If you want a demystified approach this is it!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Susan on 26 May 2007
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This book is an easy to read, practical approach to managing children's behaviour. The writer clearly draws from his own classroom experience and offers a realistic approach to problems presented in the classroom. If you are only going to buy one book on improving your classroom management buy this one.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Zoff on 5 Jun 2007
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This is such a comprehensive book and very readable. It's clearly laid out with a consitent format and an index, which makes it easy to find specific and relevant information. With meaningful quotes, principles of the approach to take defined clearly, anecdotal examples, actions to take, exercises, key ideas if you just want a quick pointer and action plans (if you have nothing else to do!) it ticked all the boxes for me. Although very secondary based, the strategies are transferable to the primary classroom.

The approach is so reasonable and pupil centered and all about relationships. I also like the way it examines teacher behaviours and it made me reflect on the messages many other aspects of my school were giving to children. It has made me much more conscious of my ability to control situations.

This book is a really useful working tool with space for notes and stuff on the CD to print out to support positive action.
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