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Getting the Buggers to Behave Paperback – 19 Aug 2010

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Continuum; 4th Revised edition edition (19 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441173145
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441173140
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.5 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'The book is rich and realistic: rich in the array of strategies and examples that work, and realistic in that it is based on vivid examples of how youngsters misbehave....Cowley has some illuminating and always useful ideas. Her advice is practical, sound and interspersed with imaginative ideas that arrest attention.' --Times Education Supplement

'If I was head of a school always (unfortunately) discussing behaviour, I would buy a copy for all the staff (including support staff), arrange an Inset day and review the whole-school policies and practices to enable all teachers to observe each other's practice in a focused way.' --Tim Brighouse, formerly Chief Education Officer for Birmingham and Commissioner for London Schools

'Children are not the enemy - they are children - even the 18-year-olds, and this book offers much sound advice to keep you sane and happy through your teaching career.' --Amazon reviewer

Written with Sue Cowley s characteristic humour and sharp wit, this is a must have for all teachers full of practical, easy to use and effective ideas --Teach Primary, 1st August 2010

'Children are not the enemy - they are children - even the 18-year-olds, and this book offers much sound advice to keep you sane and happy through your teaching career.' --Amazon reviewer

Written with Sue Cowley s characteristic humour and sharp wit, this is a must have for all teachers full of practical, easy to use and effective ideas --Teach Primary, 1st August 2010

'Children are not the enemy - they are children - even the 18-year-olds, and this book offers much sound advice to keep you sane and happy through your teaching career.' --Amazon reviewer

About the Author

Sue Cowley is an expert on behaviour management, and on creative approaches to teaching and learning. She has written numerous bestselling education and parenting books, which have been translated and published around the world. Sue has written for many teaching publications and was a regular presenter on Teachers TV. She has also been called to appear in front of the Education Select Committee, as an expert witness on behaviour in schools. She works internationally as a writer, trainer and presenter, as well as helping to run her local preschool.


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OK, so I admit I started reading this with a giant pinch of salt at the ready. It was unnecessary. I've been teaching for almost thirty years now, I've seen many ( too many ) changes in that time and if I had to give a book to a trainee teacher then this would be the one.

Children are not the enemy - they are children - even the 18 year olds - and this book offers much sound advice to keep you sane and happy through your teaching career.

This is an excellent guide to one of the best professions in the world.
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We've all heard it before. If kids missbehave in your lesson you must "Inspire" them, or plan the lesson better, or be more "enthaustic" or blah, blah, blah. I generally cut out at this point because, like most teachers, I'm doing all of the above and I know even the best planned and most exciting lesson can go wrong.

I picked up this book half way through my PGCE and all the advice it gave clicked into place and rapidly improved my classroom management and immediently helped my teaching.

What makes it so effective is that Sue is mearly human herself, who has learnt how to be a good teacher over the years. The book shows a great understanding of what it's like to be a teacher and how difficult it can be managing certain classes or just making a good lesson go even better.

This book it demonstrates how to get pupils to do as you say, how to get them to want to behave and how to manage it all when things do go wrong without stressing yourself out to much. All the factors that make slesson more positive.

Cowley manages to to do all this in a practical fashion with numerous examples of different real life situations.

It's written in such a easy to follow fashion that it ends up being more helpful than anyother educational book (excluding Bill Rogers) or LEA confrence you'll ever read or attend.

You may not want to do things 100% as Sue Cowley susgests, but there is ample material with lots of different ideas that do work so you can remix them into your own personnal style.

An excellent tool for any teacher who wants sensible advice on improving their classroom management. Advice that actually helps.
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This is a very helpful and practical book for anyone doing a PGDE/PGCE. Although some of the tips won't match what you read in some journal articles (e.g. I've just read in one article that a behaviorist approach is out of sync with modern sensibilities), anyone who's been on a teaching placement, or is doing their probationary year especially will find lots of implementable nuggets here. In fact, the book is so good and outlines behavioral challenges so accurately it might put you off teaching altogether. Four stars.

Troy Parfitt is the author of War Torn: Adventures in the Brave New Canada
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I found this a little simplisitic and thin on the ground. Having been lucky enough to be lectured by her on behaviour in person on my PGCE I know she really does know what she's talking about and can communicate with great clarity and humour. I prefer Bill Roger' "You know the fair rule" as a far more comprehensive guide to behaviour management.
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This is a good book for newly qualified teachers and student teachers, the author addressed a number of areas that we have to tackle in the classroom and suggestions are also provided.
The book is definitely worth the value for money and the item arrived within 3-4 working days.
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Love it! Thanks Sue Cowley for making this book. Even as an experienced teacher who has been praised for good behaviour management it was an insightful book to read and even in have picked up some new tips. Would recommend to new and experienced teachers alike and good for all ages taught too...I am early years and still found so much use from the book.
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excellent product with great ideas for any teacher.
my wife is a teacher and found this very useful when studying for her teacher training course.
item is as described,very helpful for student teachers and probationers.
excellent advice in here.Would reccomend to other who are undertaking a teaching course or are new to the profession.
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I'm doing a PGCE and I've found this title absolutely brilliant for ideas on behaviour management. It's a really good easy read, and the only one I've felt like reading from cover to cover.
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