Surviving and Succeeding in Difficult Classrooms

Surviving and Succeeding in Difficult Classrooms

Surviving and Succeeding in Difficult Classrooms

Surviving and Succeeding in Difficult Classrooms

Synopsis

This book offers blunt, yet thoroughly uncynical perspectives on dealing with difficult classrooms in which defiance, aggression and abuse are problems.

Excerpt

For whom is this book intendedD?

This book is meant to help classroom teachers with practical tips for handling difficult groups of students and difficult situations in their schools. There will often be situations in which they are faced with defiance, aggression and verbal and physical abuse. the advice will also include dealing with low-level energy-sapping daily routines in which they struggle to get the pupils to stop talking and actually listen to what they are saying.

Practical advice given here about surviving and succeeding in stressful and draining environments presented by the truly difficult secondary school would also be useful for teachers who have many positive teaching experiences during a normal week but also encounter some of the 'wild' and 'unruly' school situations which are the norm in rough schools.

The first and most important lesson for any teacher in a tough secondary school is to get your overall thinking right. Therefore, a lot of current management jargon about improvement through target setting, action planning and constant monitoring must be discounted. the Ofsted criteria for transforming the difficult schools of the country will not help you make sense of the daily turmoil

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