A fantastically upbeat, invaluable guide to managing the really difficult kids in class. This is not a book about general classroom behaviour management. It focuses specifically on dealing with the high-end of challenging behaviour; and explores ways of working with the kind of student that exhibits this behaviour: the kind of student that is often preceded by their reputation, known for their ability to destroy well-planned lessons in a matter of seconds. This realistic and authoritative guide provides teachers with a range of practical strategies for managing the really tough students in their class. Engaging and uplifting, it should become obligatory reading for frazzled teachers everywhere.
Louise Leaman is an Advisory Behaviour Support Teacher in East London. Awarded first prize in the TES New Columnists' competition, she now writes regularly for the TES.