`Readers of this book will want to finish it and put the techniques into practice as soon as they can!' - Youth in Mind
`Seems excellent - I know I would want to use this book' - Helen Bilton, Reading University
`Very relevant and appropriate for all trainees and the content would provide support for the area that the trainees are most concerned with' - Jane Warwick, University of Cambridge
Classroom management is an area of genuine concern to students and NQTs. As there is only basic coverage of classroom management issues on initial training courses, new teachers often find it difficult to cope in busy classroom situations.
This easy-to-read book helps you to select the right strategies for your classroom. The practical advice and points for reflection help you to think about why some strategies work and why others do not, and to decide which ones will work for you.
Chapters include advice on:
o behaviour management
o organizing your classroom
o routines, scripts and 'teacher-talk'
o positive prevention through class rules and targets
o praise, rewards and sanctions
o teacher 'presence'
o coping with difficult students.
My primary research interests centre on the successful utilisation of new information and communications technologies by businesses, governments and consumers. I have published five books (one a best-seller for Butterworth-Heinemann) and more than a hundred and fifty articles including those in journals such as Communications of the ACM, the International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Information & Management, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Management, Communications of the AIS, Data Base, and Psychology & Marketing