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Getting the Buggers to Behave 2 [Paperback]

Sue Cowley
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1 Dec 2002 0826465005 978-0826465009 2nd Revised edition
This book gives you advice on behaviour management that is easily accessible and equally easy to apply. After all how many of us, snowed under with reports to write and lessons to plan, have time to wade through endless theory? It provides plenty of information on the basic of behaviour management, lots of tips for controlling your classes, and ideas for managing the physical aspects of the classroom environment. The ideas and advice given are based on common sense observations and strategies that have worked for the author.

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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Dec 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826465005
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826465009
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.8 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sue Cowley is an experienced teacher and subject co-ordinator, whose specialisms are in English and Drama. After qualifying as a primary school teacher, she taught in a number of different secondary schools in London and Bristol. She has also worked overseas at an international school in Portugal.

Sue is the best selling author of eighteen teaching and parenting books, including "Getting the Buggers to Behave", which has sold over 120,000 copies and has been translated around the world. Sue has written articles and columns for a number of teaching publications, including the TES, Child Education, Junior Education and Teacher Magazine.

Sue is a internationally renowned teacher trainer, who provides INSET for schools and other educational establishments around the UK and in Europe. She has given presentations for high profile organisations, including the NUT, the GTC, Fast Track, Cambridge and Bedfordshire Universities, and to a number of deputy and head teacher conferences. Sue appears on Teachers' TV, helping teachers develop their behaviour management skills. As well as working with school teachers, Sue has also trained a range of other educational staff, including teaching assistants, librarians and college lecturers.

Sue's primary aim through her work is to give practical, realistic and honest advice. Her books offer a combination of tips, ideas and strategies, written in an easily accessible and amusing way. Through the training courses that she runs, Sue puts across her ideas about teaching in a fun and engaging format. She still works with school children on a voluntary basis, so that she can keep up to date with 'life at the chalk face'. She is also Chair of the Committee at her local voluntary run preschool.

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69 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A dream come true. 13 Aug 2003
Trust me.This will help. An easy read with little jargon and simply heads straight into all the practical advive you would beg for.
Cowley gives excelent advice on every aspect of class management. From that kids who walks in late with no intention of settling down to coping with 'that' class on a friday afternoon.Cowley uses all the theory you know to give actural real life examples on how to deal with the tougher aspects of being in a class as well as how to keep the momentum going once things are going well.
I've lent this to 4 other NQT's in the last year and everybody is agreed that this is as helpful as you could wish for and worth re-reading once you've forgotton one or two things too..
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great - buy it!! 15 July 2004
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I bought this book prior to my first teaching practice and constantly refer to it for ideas. It is written in plain english (as you can see from the title!) and has a slant towards secondary as well as primary education.
It's a book to continually dip into to remind you of alternative ways of dealing with issues and classroom situations.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book! 26 Jan 2003
By A Customer
I was given this book last Christmas day and I had read the whole of it by the end of boxing day-not because I had nothing to do, but because I couldn't put the book down! As a primary school teacher I found this book very funny and relevant to my everyday work, even though it has a slightly secondary school slant, I found the information in it very useful. It is reassuring that other teachers experience what I do, as I'm an NQT, but I think it would also be a good 'novelty' present for the more experienced of teacher who I think would have a better laugh reading it as it would give them de-ja-vu!
It offers many practical ways of dealing with difficult behaviour from many angles-from the first meeting, to dealing with individuals and how the children will perceive the teacher. A second book out by Sue Cowley, with the second version of this book is out soon and I'll buy it straight away!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Snooze worthy 22 Aug 2006
I'm sure there's good sound advice in here, but I just can't wade through it. "Getting the Buggers to Behave" starts well and then just seems to repeat itself over and over again. Some of the suggestions are mad (for example talking to yourself in the pupil's hearing "How will I get them to behave?"), and the general impression is rather confusing and negative.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Behavioural problems in schools 13 Feb 2013
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OK. This book provides some good strategies for handling some common and not so common behavioural problems that teachers encounter from their pupils in schools.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab 21 Nov 2012
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I bought this because I borrowed a work colleagues to assist with an assignment and thought it was a very straight forward way of looking at controlling behaviour in the class room. Sue Cowley really explains different ways to get good behaviour in the classroom. Anyone in teaching or within a school should have a read its very helpful and an easy read
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5.0 out of 5 stars A* 29 Sep 2011
By hlclark
very fast delivery and great product! as described, thank you very much I would definately consider using this seller again
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent teachers a must buy!!!
This book is excellent. A realisitic view of schools, helpful strategies and ideas for classroom managment and other difficulties which teachers encounter. Read more
Published on 5 Aug 2011 by new teacher
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting the buggers to behave
This book was very good and useful to my assignment. I'm really pleased I bought it. The advices were very practical and easy to follow.
Published on 26 Nov 2010 by Happy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy - Every new teacher needs it
This is a great book. It has so many ideas and it is easy to read and follow
Published on 17 Oct 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars A teachers's BM Bible!
Great book, would highly recommend for all trainee teachers and beyond. Wish I had read it at the start of the year...
Published on 2 Jun 2010 by Rosie
5.0 out of 5 stars priceless
this book is a must, i am a trainee teaching assistant and have no idea to 'control' kids or get them to listen to me, this book is a life saver
Published on 8 Dec 2009 by D. Firth
3.0 out of 5 stars Getting the Buggers to behave, behave, behave....
This book has a lot of great reviews and it is, indeed, a decent book for teachers. I'm a PGCE student and so I perhaps don't have as much right to judge it. Read more
Published on 10 Aug 2003 by M. Cosgrove
5.0 out of 5 stars a enlighting book
Not only a funny book and easy to read but it is fill with idea's and ways to help over come misbehaviour of the 'buggers'. Read more
Published on 17 May 2003
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