Book Review: Getting the Buggers to Behave by @Sue_Cowley

Review First Published in the December 2014 UKEdMagazine

Managing behaviour looks different in each and every classroom as personal dynamics and situations vary from day to day. Some things don’t seem to change though, and some pupils like to see how far they can push the boundaries, disrupting the flow of learning and taking you off script in a negative way. Behaviour management is relevant at all stages of education, with variances between different primary and secondary school, and different again Further or Higher Education.

In the updated fifth edition of Sue Cowley’s “Getting the Buggers to Behave”, advice ranges from the basics of behaviour management to ‘how to deal with the class from hell’ and is applicable to teachers in the early years, primary, secondary and further education with level specific examples in each chapter. Sue is famed for the honest and realistic nature of her advice and all her ideas include case studies and anecdotes based on her years of experience working as a teacher and listening to the experiences of teachers of all levels.

It is worth considering that some behaviour issues are down to external factors, such as special needs or disruptive home lives, and due consideration is given to such circumstances, but the book is also crammed with tips and advice for everyday disruptions making this book the behaviour management bible for all teachers in all schools.

View Getting the Buggers to Behave by @Sue_Cowley on Amazon at bit.ly/buggersbehave priced at £17.09 in paperback and £16.24 on Kindle.*

*Prices correct at time of publication

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