Standing in front of a class of students is challenging enough, but what if they just won't behave? This book will tell you how to start off on the right foot as a new teacher, and how to look after yourself as well as your classes. Chapters will help you to build up your confidence and awareness, develop positive relationships with your students, create supportive bonds with colleagues, and manage disruptive, distressed and defiant students calmly.
New to this Second Edition:
- The latest research developments in resilience, wellbeing, positive psychology and teacher-student relationships
- Reference to the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda and Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) in the UK, and the Values Education and Safe Schools Framework in Australia
- The views, and voice, of the child
- Quotes and reflections from Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs)
- Consideration of the UK Professional Standards for teachers
- Interactive exercises
Suitable for new teachers in both primary and secondary schools working with children and young people aged 7 to 18, this book will also offer more experienced teachers a helpful reminder of what good behavior management looks like, and what it can achieve. It will help you get the best out of every child or young person in your classroom, and the best out of yourself as a teacher.