How to Manage Behaviour in Further Education

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Managing the behaviour of young people in further education poses a unique set of challenges, as many can be difficult to motivate and challenging to control. Using theory to inform practice, this book: offers practical strategies on how to successfully manage behaviour, gives advice on how to manage difficult groups, looks at how to deal effectively with confrontation, gives strategies for support staff to use, offers practical advice on how to motivate students aged 14 to 19, gives guidance on when to involve the college or school management team, explains how to use support staff effectively, suggests ways to work effectively with partner schools and parents, has tips for best practice, includes a CD with photocopiable Staff Development resources. Lecturers in Further Education Colleges, Staff Development Managers, Teacher Education Managers, Support Staff, Learning Mentors and teachers in secondary schools will find this book a useful resource.
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Editorial Reviews

The Teacher Trainer Journal
This book offers lots of sound advice.
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'Loads of practical ideas for understanding and managing this age group in an FE context. Activities and summaries make it accessible to dip in and find some good ideas on a range of issues. Very useful for the lecturer meeting this age group for the first time, as well as the more experienced'

- Rob Long, Behaviour Specialist and Project Worker

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412934565
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/18/2007
  • Edition description: Cd-Rom
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Vizard is an independent consultant and trainer on behaviour management who has worked with hundreds of colleges and schools on improving student behaviour.

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Table of Contents

Contents of the CD Rom     vii
About the Author     ix
Acknowledgements     xi
How to Use this Book     xiii
Why Are Some 14-16 Years Olds in Further Education?     1
Establishing and Developing Effective Links with Partner Schools     14
Making a Strong First Impression     22
Creating a Positive Learning Environment     31
Effective Strategies to Use with Students Displaying Challenging Behaviour     47
The Importance of Body Language     56
Managing Anger and Confrontation     71
Managing Difficult Groups     86
Establishing a Consistent Approach     101
Using the Whole Team: Behaviour Management Strategies for Support Staff     114
Staff Development Activities     122
Glossary of Key Terms and Acronyms in Schools and Further Education     153
References and Further Reading     156
Useful Websites     158
Index     159
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