The New Teacher's Survival Guide to Behaviour
- Sue Roffey - Honorary Associate Professor at University College London and the Universities of Exeter and Western Sydney
This book is about you: you in your new role, you as a complex person with strengths and needs – just like your students. It is about the way you think of yourself as well as the children and young people you teach and how you build the relationships you need to have. You have exactly the same issues as your pupils in many ways – pressure to ‘perform’, issues of control, how to get the maximum amount of satisfaction out of your days, and how to make experiences meaningful and worthwhile.
This book has been written so that as a new teacher, you might have the best possible chance of being motivated to stay in education, fully involved and passionate about the difference you can make for your pupils and their future. Here you will find suggestions about ways of being in school that enable you to enjoy the interaction both with the students you teach and also with the colleagues who support you.
· getting and maintaining credibility in your new role
· putting respect into operation
· developing student self-awareness and self-control
· being aware of and promoting a positive emotional climate in your classroom
· dealing with conflict and confrontation in ways which do not undermine your sense of self and purpose
· seeing difficulties as part of the challenge, not the reason to fear coming through the school gates.
Sue Roffey is an educational psychologist, consultant, writer and academic specialising in social, emotional and behavioural issues. She is currently Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, and Honorary Lecturer at University College, London.
This book is very useful and offers simple practical advice. I have used this myself and have also used it to help my PGCE students.
A good book for the library and useful for PGCE but not for the reading list. We try to keep to just a few books for this.
An easy and quick read which provides useful tips for managing behaviour across the age phases. The case studies and reflection points are useful to share ideas and to discuss practice in a seminar. Thank you
This book will be added to the reading list for Unit 2 and Behaviour Management Optional Unitfor CTLLS and DTLLS.
A practical step by step guide of key themes to consider in managing behaviour and promoting positive behaviour.
The resources section at the back is also helpful, with useful websites. Reflective questions help to engage the reader and encourage the reader to consider their own practice.
Useful advice and guidance for trainee teacher to utilise. Good to see many scenarios to consider and points for reflection throughout. Will be invaluable.
I have used this book as a resource for staff development more so than ITE. The case studies and reflective activity are a good resource to use.
Easy to read, accessible for all staff.
This book will be added to our reading list for the upcoming academic year. I particularly like the case studies throughout, which I am confident will provide a forum for debate and discussion in lectures and challenge the thoughts and beliefs of our trainee teachers. It serves as an excellent guide to addressing the many behavioural issues we face in teaching and will certainly oprovide our students with some useful 'tools' and ideas to assist them in tackling issues around behaviour, when they are undertaking their teaching placements.
Sample Materials & Chapters
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