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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: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,086 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.

Sue's website is: www.suecowley.co.uk

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69 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Bowman on 13 Aug. 2003
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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 By A Customer on 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 41 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Jan. 2003
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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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Sue Crowley's Getting the Buggers to Behave was the best book that I read all year. During my student teacher placement I found this book to be the most supportive read as it gave unequaled information about how to deal with difficult situations.

Student Teachers are not told or taught how to deal with classroom/student misbehavior. This book gives a perfect insight into what goes on in a school environment and it informs the student teacher how to approach these situations.

Be warned. The student will not change therefore you as an educated young adult must. :)
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By avid reader on 22 Aug. 2006
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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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By Miss S. D. Tuckett on 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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54 of 75 people found the following review helpful By M. Cosgrove on 10 Aug. 2003
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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. However, my main criticism is with the writing style and lay-out.
The book is very repetitive: the same points are brought up over and over again throughout and not really in any more depth than the first time they were mentioned. In one instance, the exact same sentence was used twice on the same page, but with one noun changed.
The majority of the advice given is common sense and the topics which had the potential to be very interesting and useful (in my opinion, those connected to the use of body language, psychology and classroon lay-out), are only dealt with very superficially. I understand that this book is only meant as a practical guide, but, considering it is aimed at professionals, it seems to have been dumbed down. Either that or Sue Cowley was stuck for extra material for the second edition (I haven't read the first), hence the constant repetition of basic concepts without any expansion.
The examples given of a classroom situation and how it could be managed in a good or a bad way, are, although pretty simplistic, somewhat useful... or at least entertaining.
All in all, the book contains a few good tips, but in my humble opinion, these could have been written on a single hand-out sheet.
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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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