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The New Teachers Survival Guide to Behaviour (First Edition 2004; Second Edition 2011) London SAGE/Paul Chapman. Foreword by Bill Rogers
This shows how new teachers might get maximum professional satisfaction by having an authoritative relationship with students. It suggests ways to deal with conflicts and confrontations which do not undermine a sense of self or purpose so that they become just part of the challenge, not the reason to dread Monday mornings. There are also ideas on maximising emotional resources – and looking out for supportive colleagues. See the (2004) chapter on establishing good relationships with your students, You and Your Class. This does not include Nic Watt’s great illustrations but you can see some of his excellent work and contact him here.

Read the Introduction chapter to the Second Edition here:

Review on Behaviour UK: “This book should be handed to each teacher training graduate before they enter the classroom. Ideally it should be a recommended text whilst they are still training to teach.”
Review in Nurturing Potential 15: “The book is clear, easy to read and full of solid guidance about what to do even in the most difficult situations.”
Hear Sue discussing the book on ABC Radio National’s Life Matters with Julie McCrossin (2MB mp3 file): Life Matters ABC RN

and on ABC702 Sydney (1MB mp3 file). Interview with ABC702 Sydney

Hear Sue sort of discussing the book on 2SM Sydney with a talkback host who only wants her to say that teachers are just there to deliver the curriculum like they did in the good old days. (2MB mp3 file). Interview on 2SM