Surviving and Succeeding in Difficult Classrooms / Edition 2

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Overview

Following the success of the first edition, this revised second edition, brings the reader up-to-date with what it is like to be a teacher in a difficult class, and regularly faced with apathy, defiance and aggression.

Sadly, numerous government initiatives since the 1998 publication of the first edition have not transformed the situation for teachers in difficult classrooms. Here, Paul Blum explores the impact and consequences of the changes made in the intervening years.

Like its predecessor it offers sensible, practical advice, for all classroom teachers, on how to survive and succeed in the face of tremendous difficulty, and this updated edition includes new sections on teaching pupils with low reading ages, and on making the most effective use of teaching assistants.

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'[This book] is a treatise offering a coherent, thoughtful and convincing argument bemoaning aspects of our education system that gets in the way of good teaching and giving sound advice about working in that system. It is also a handy reference text which can be dipped into. Used like this, it will become a key and much used component of a teacher's survival kit that will ensure survival and success.' - TES
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415397209
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Pt. I The learning experience in your classroom
1 Purposeful lessons 11
2 Sanctions and rewards 25
3 Routines and strategies 35
4 Marking work 52
5 Homework 56
6 Support teachers 62
7 The importance of equipment and resources 67
8 Gaining lesson momentum 71
Pt. II Your wider role as a school teacher
9 Life outside your own lessons 79
10 Being a tutor in a rough school 93
11 Verbal abuse and fighting among the pupils 102
12 Intrusions and interruptions 114
13 Time-management in a difficult school 118
14 Promotion and appeasement in a difficult school 135
15 Concluding comments 139
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