The Quick Guide to Classroom Management: 45 Secrets That All High School Teachers Need to Know: Volume 1£7.60
Mastering the art of teaching appears to be easier for some colleagues than others. Some teachers just seem to have a presence, gaining respect and credibility from students, colleagues and parents alike. Did they undergo some mysterious, magical training that wasn’t covered during your teacher training course? Well, no. They just have mastered how to manage their working relationships, using their personalities to generate rapport, which is respected by students of all age. It’s not rocket science – it’s far more complicated than that. Personality and behaviour clashes in classrooms are inevitable, but looking at all the different elements of daily interactions can help you gain respect from students and colleagues alike.
Richard James Rogers has compiled 45 ‘secrets’ helping the reader explore their teaching practice concentrating on little changes to everyday instances which can help improve dynamics by taking genuine interest in your students, using humour, or exploring how your feedback can affect the relationships you have. The book progresses onto reminders on how to deliver a stimulating and productive lesson, every time; behaviour management tips; helping students prepare for exams; working with ICT to support teaching and learning; working with parents; working with colleagues; and a final chapter that offers insights into working abroad, which is close to Richard’s heart, as he now is based in China.
This is a great book for people who are struggling to get to grips with grappling their busy teaching schedule with building positive, professional and supportive relationships with students, and would be suitable for experienced teachers or new teachers to help reflect upon their practice or make subtle little changes to improve classroom experiences.
What the publishers say…
Most books about classroom management are filled with tricks and techniques that help the teacher to engage with his or her students in a better way. Like paracetamol for a chronic headache, these books offer a temporary relief for the symptoms of bad teacher-student rapport without addressing the root causes. The Quick Guide to Classroom Management: 45 Secrets That All High School Teachers Need to Know is not one of those books. Effective classroom management depends upon how effectively the teacher deals with the dynamic interplay of many factors in the life of the child. This book will teach you, through the hard-earned experience of the author and the contributors, the secrets of: 1. Working effectively with parents: your key customers 2. Enjoying productive relationships with your co-workers 3. Building and maintaining rapport with your students 4. Actively engaging your students in the learning process 5. Engaging your advanced learners (such as your ‘A’ – Level, SAT and IBDP students) 6. Managing student behaviour in a way that is non-confrontational 7. Using ICT to effectively enhance the learning process 8. Teaching overseas, and the special challenges this involves. Fully illustrated with infographics, images, diagrams and charts (and with extensive citations throughout) this book offers a ‘breath of fresh air’ for the pedagogical literature scene and provides a high-quality, accessible and essential guide for every high school teacher.
About the author…
Richard James Rogers completed his teacher training at Bangor University’s prestigious School of Education in 2006. Since that time he has employed the very best tried-and-tested teaching methodologies to his lessons and, as a ‘reflective practitioner’, he has mastered his classroom management techniques over many years. He is particularly interested in engaging the ‘whole brain’, and he enjoys incorporating a wide variety of activities into his lessons to stimulate and excite his students.