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Why Are You Shouting At Us?: The dos and don'ts of behaviour management

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Phil Beadle, John Murphy

  • Why Are You Shouting At Us?
  • Why Are You Shouting At Us?
    A structured approach to managing behaviour for anyone who refuses to accept students' backgrounds as an excuse for underachievement.

158 pages
ISBN: 9781441185150

Preparing to work in a tough school can be a nerve-wracking experience.

  • Will there be gangs?
  • What if none of the students do their homework?
  • How will you know what to do if faced with a physical threat?

In their witty and very practical book, Phil Beadle and John Murphy guide teachers through the dos and don'ts of behaviour management based on their decades of experience teaching in the most challenging schools and the most economically-deprived environments. They highlight the importance of managing your own behaviour, as well as really understanding that of your students, and provide practical strategies for embedding positive behaviour management techniques into teaching practice.

In this book, they set out the 7 keys to successful behaviour management, through innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Beginning with understanding the root causes of challenging behaviour and then approaching the students' behaviour and learning in a positive, but firm way, Phil and John get results by entrenching high expectations, respect and integrity.

Self-assessment questionnaires throughout the book prompt the reader to pause and reflect, while the authors offer encouragement and support, using humorous and often candidly honest anecdotes based on their own teaching experience.

This tried-and-tested approach to effective classroom practice in challenging environments applies equally on a whole-school level, and is essential reading for anyone preparing to work in a challenging school or college or with excluded students. Why are you shouting at us? is essential reading for anyone preparing to work in a challenging school as well as for any teacher who wants to improve their behaviour management skills.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Are you who you should be internally?

Chapter 2: Can you manage your own behaviour?

Chapter 3: Are you who you should be externally?

Chapter 4: Do you understand your students' behaviour?

Chapter 5: Do you understand manipulative behaviour?

Chapter 6: Can you use de-escalation techniques?

Chapter 7: Can you use humour to create relationships?


References and further reading


"[Phil Beadle] refuses to accept students' backgrounds as an excuse for underachievement."
- Evening Standard

"I have read many behaviour management books which tell the reader how to react to situations and quite often advocate methods likely to further inflame it. This book is excitingly different! It helps the reader identify their own personal triggers and responses to poor behaviour and urges reflection. A light has been turned on in the world of behaviour management."
- Sir Iain Hall, CEO, Great Schools for All Children

"Those who know the authors would expect any work of theirs to be insightful, practical, straight talking and funny. This book is all of those and more. It is packed with wisdom, common sense and ideas. Whether you are new to teaching or have many years experience there are great lessons to be learned in this book. It will be hugely influential."
- Sir John Rowling, Director, The PIXL Club