Classroom management is key to a successful teaching career. This book has survival advice for NQTs as well as ideas to develop the skills of more experienced teachers. It should: appeal directly to the reader with engaging examples from real classrooms; help readers to cope with every aspect of school life, including the staff room and teacher/parent meetings; and enable readers to pre-empt general classroom management problems.
Book Structure; Acknowledgement; Preface to the English edition; Preface to Parts 1 and 2 Part 1 On becoming a teacher: Application and interview; New to the school; Initial class contact; The start-up routine; Desperate measures!; Timing the lesson; Asking and taking questions; Making announcements and giving instructions; Pacing; Tests; Tolls of the trade; 'With-it-ness'; Homework; Files; Cover lessons; Staff meetings; The staffroom; Parents' evenings; School reports; Extracurricular activities; Educational visits. Part 2 Communicating authority in the classroom: Combating behaviour problems; Confidence; Dealing with trouble; Detention; School Code of Discipline; Exclusion; Triangulation; Meeting the parents; Recording; Emotional clarity; Coercive classroom management style. Preface to Part 3 Part 3 Enabling approaches to classroom management: The role of self-esteem in classroom management; Things teachers can do to raise the self-esteem of students; Teaching a 'difficult' class; Some suggestions when teaching a 'difficult' class; Maintaining relationship with students; Constructive confrontation; You're not listening to me!; Motivation; Some characteristic traits of children from troubled homes; Strategies 'low achievers' use for coping with school; Some suggestions on taking mixed ability classes; Specific learning difficulties: dyslexia and dyspraxia. Part 4 Teaching as a career: Phases in the teaching career; Minding ourselves; Strategies for thriving in the job. References; Appendices