Behaviour Management

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SAGE Publications, Jun 19, 2007 - Education - 304 pages
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Praise for the First Edition:

"Bill Rogers has an entertaining style and communicates his ideas in a way that will be easily accessible to teachers."
—Behaviour UK

"This is an extremely readable book on children's behavior and the management of behavior in a classroom and school context. Provides a useful guide to developing a whole-school approach to positive behavior."
—Amazon Review

In this revised and updated edition of the bestseller, the author draws on his extensive experience as an educational consultant and trainer to help teachers and managers develop a whole-school strategy for dealing with student behavior.

In a distinctive accessible and entertaining style, the book offers practical suggestions to support teachers as they face the pressures of accountability, assessment and rising concerns about student behavior.

This resource covers:

  • Positive discipline and the importance of consistency
  • Specific skills in the language of discipline, both verbal and non-verbal
  • Techniques for managing bullying, aggression, rudeness, and violence
  • Methods to use with behaviorally disordered students
  • The 4Rs--rights, rules, responsibilities, and routines
  • Behavioral consequences including 'time-out'
  • Behavior agreements or 'contracts'
  • Playground management
  • Setting up a behavior management plan and expressing it in policy

This book helps strengthen a school's capacity to work as a cohesive, cooperative unit linked with parents and the community to manage behavior successfully.

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There is a balance to strike in any organisation between front line support and over management. Mr Rogers has many good points to make textually and pictorially across his books and I can endorse that in person the compassionate understanding manner he brings to his writing.
One or two tips are worth remembering: separate the behaviour from the person, use positive language - focused on the issue at hand and give the students a voice.
 

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About the author (2007)

Bill Rogers is an education consultant. A teacher by profession, Bill now lectures widely on discipline and behaviour management issues, classroom management, stress and teaching, colleague support, developing peer-support programs for teachers and developing community-oriented policies for behaviour management, based on whole-school approaches. He works in every area of education (primary, post-primary and tertiary) conducting in-service programs for teachers, lecturing widely at Colleges of Education and Universities, working with parent groups and students in schools. He has taken seminars, in-services, lecture-programs and developed in-school workshops across Australasia, New-Zealand, U.K, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Estonia; in the past thirty years.
You can visit Bill's website here: http://www.billrogers.com.au/

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