- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Education; 5th edition edition (25 Sept. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1472909216
- ISBN-13: 978-1472909213
- Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,789 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pupil behaviour is commonly the most worrying thing on beginner teachers minds. Sue s book gives is a clear, concise and comprehensive guide to creating the conditions for learning that teachers and pupils need to succeed. I would recommend this book to everyone entering the teaching profession, the guidance it offers will enable you to become the very best teacher you can be. --- Nicholas Hall, Teach First Director and education author
OF PREVIOUS EDITION: 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
The many suggestions are incredibly useful and work! Great to find examples of what I tell students to do, and why, in this book. An essential text. > --- Senior Lecturer</i
From the Author
Tearing Your Hair Out?
In floods of tears in the staffroom? If you are, I know exactly how you feel, because I've been there too. And that's why I wrote this book. With 5 years of teaching experience, I realised that I had a lot of tips and advice that might help those teachers experiencing difficulties with 'getting the buggers to behave'.
There's no theory in my book. Just lots of ideas about what you might do to help you survive in the classroom. Why not try it and see? And just to whet your appetite further, here's a little of what Tim Brighouse said about my book in his TES review:
"This 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."
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
I would wholeheartedly recommend any of the books in her series, even if only for a bit of fun bed-time reading!
Please let me know if my review is useful. Feel free to make suggestions for improvement. Thanks.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In great condition, as if it was new. Good tips on behaviour management.Published 22 days ago by LENA
Very readable, funny and usable - must read it again!Published 3 months ago by Alison Joan Henderson
A very insightful book with great ideas. This is definitely a book for training teachers and newly qualified teachers. Lots of ideas of how to get the buggers to behave.Published 3 months ago by Mahono
This books provides me with many Pragmatic and useful advice. I am a trainee teacher and I'm using what I've read in this book on a daily basis. They work!Published 5 months ago by appleintheeye
Arrived on time, so far very useful book for succeeding in my postgrad at uni.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer