Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-183) and indexes.
PART ONE: CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR: OUR THINKING, ATTITUDES AND STRATEGY We cannot predict where out students may end up - Bill Rogers The 'Pygmalion effect': where expectancy can lead - Bill Rogers 'Dear Luke': what I saw at the outset and how children's behaviour challenges us in positive ways - Elizabeth McPherson My global classroom - Peter D'Angelo 'William' and 'Muddling Through' - Jim Gilbert Parents : the difficult chat - Bill Rogers PART TWO: UNDERSTANDING CHALLENGING CHILDREN AND CHILDREN WITH EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDER Understanding emotional and behavioural disorder in mainstream schools - Bill Rogers Measurement of difference or meaning (when working with challenging children) - Ken Sell Changing perceptions of challenging behaviour: Tom and his teacher - Larry Taylor Finding a connection point for change in behaviour: Alex 'wins a race' - Karen Kearney Choosing to teach: choosing to make a difference - Elizabeth McPherson PART THREE: TEACHING CHILDREN WITH EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDER Introduction - Bill Rogers One, two, three, four, out the door - or STOP (Straight To the Office Please) - Bette Blance There is always a way back: an individual behaviour management plan - Mara Smart, Mariette West and Pamela Curtain Helping a child change his behaviour and his short attention span - Kerrie Miller AD/HD and teaching academic survival behaviours - Bill Rogers A tall order: a challenging student on day one and after - Patsy Finger Individual behaviour management plans and group support with infant-age children: Troy's story - Debbie Hoy PART FOUR: THE HARD-TO-MANAGE CLASS: WHEN IT IS MORE THAN ONE OR TWO The hard-to-manage class: reasons, options, support - Bill Rogers My most challenging Year 8 class ever - Leanne Wright The 'class from hell' - Denise Frost Classroom meetings to the rescue - Carmen Price A winner - in a hard class - Heather Fraser PART FIVE: WORKING TO BUILD A CO-OPERATIVE CLASSROOM GROUP: CLASSROOM MEETINGS AND BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS Introduction - Bill Rogers Friendship problems: using a solving circle - Carmen Price Relationships and conflict-solving (classroom and playground) with infants - Debbie Hoy and Ros Daniels Creating the peaceable school - Carmel Ryan A beautiful place: building a multicultural school - Larry Schwartz A human story - Unsourced PART SIX: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES THAT ENABLE US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN AND CLASSROOM GROUPS - Bill Rogers PART SEVEN: SUPPORTING PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIOURS Communicating with parents who challenge... - Bill Rogers Dealing with - and supporting - difficult parents - Gail Doney Supporting the parents of children with challenging behaviour - Cathy Whalen Working with difficult parents - Maureen Smyth Working with parents/ca/carers of children with challenging behaviours (primary) - Alysan Dermody Palmer An extended note on anger (primarily from Aristotle) - Bill Rogers PART EIGHT: NARRATIVES: HOW TEACHERS' STORIES CONNECT US, SUPPORT US, ENCOURAGE US AND ENABLE US AS TEACHERS - Sharn Donnison.
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In this new edition of his bestselling book, Bill Rogers brings together contributions from practising teachers that suggest ways to tackle disruptive and challenging behaviour. Bill introduces and comments on each chapter, setting out key principles for behaviour leadership in the style that makes him such a popular author. There are numerous case studies drawn from practice, each showing how the teacher manages the situation and what the outcome was: these examples from practice highlight the difference teachers can make to their students' behaviour, attitude, self-esteem and peer acceptance. Chapters look at: finding a way back from inappropriate behaviour; dealing with very challenging behaviour on a daily basis; and, creating a peaceful school and developing positive practice. New material in this book includes: new case studies; more analysis of actions taken and skills used when managing challenging behaviour; a new chapter on working with confrontational and angry parents; opportunities for reflection, to encourage discussion with colleagues; and, managing anger in ourselves and our children. The direct, practical and inspirational nature of these accounts will resonate with all teachers and school support staff working with any age group. Based on the everyday experiences of the teachers who have written them, these are teachers' accounts offering sound advice and guidance to fellow professionals. Dr. Bill Rogers is an Education Consultant and author who lectures widely on behaviour management, discipline, effective teaching, stress management and teacher welfare across the UK, Australia and New Zealand. All royalties from the sale of this book are donated to the charity World Vision and their children's education programmes in South East Asia. (source: Nielsen Book Data)