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Ebook Getting the Buggers to Behave by Sue Cowley read! Book Title: Getting the Buggers to Behave
The author of the book: Sue Cowley
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Reader ratings: 6.7
Edition: Continuum
Date of issue: June 3rd 2006
ISBN: 0826489125
ISBN 13: 9780826489128
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 31.49 MB

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It was ok, but given how much people go on about this book, it didn't live up to expectations.

Specific things that bothered me:

Generally portrayed differentiation in a negative way, as something difficult that can be useful. No interesting ways to get around this and e.g. keep more able kids occupied.

In the SEN section, portrayed ADD/ADHD in a purely negative way, as a problem. Did not mention hyperfocus, for example. Did not seem v compassionate.

In SEN section, did not ONCE mention ASD. Like, !!!

Although generally advocated against shouting, seemed basically happy with it and didn't problematise it much.

Noted the possibility of kids suffering abuse as an afterthought, rather than an important thing to look out for.

At one point suggested talking to the class about a kid's behaviour when he wasn't there. At one point suggested treating a kid with pity. Both of these suggestions are disrespectful of students as people and, imho, not OK.

Also, the structure didn't seem to make sense. For example, the chapter on why poor behaviour occurs was Chapter 8, while the chapter on First Lessons -- a more specific topic -- was early on. The chapter on SEN was very late on, possibly the penultimate one, reinforcing the position of students with SEND as marginal. Putting it earlier might have encouraged people consider accessibility as a fundamental part of classroom management.


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Ebook Getting the Buggers to Behave read Online! Sue Cowley is an experienced teacher, writer and presenter, whose specialism is in the area of behaviour management. After qualifying as a primary school teacher, she taught in a number of different secondary schools in London and Bristol. Sue has also taught overseas, at an international school in Portugal. She still works on a voluntary basis with children in local schools, to ensure that she keeps up to date with life 'at the chalkface'. Sue was recently called as an Expert Witness on behaviour, to appear in front of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education.

Sue is the best selling author of twenty books for teachers and parents, including Getting the Buggers to Behave, Teaching Skills for Dummies and How to Survive your First Year in Teaching. Her books have been translated into many different languages, including Slovene, Spanish and Polish. Sue has been a regular contributor to the TES and for Scholastic Magazines. She has written articles for a range of other teacher publications, and also for parenting magazines. She has also produced materials about behaviour management for the Open University / BBC. Sue has recently created a series of Positive Behaviour Management DVDs, in conjunction with educational company Creative Education.

A key part of Sue’s work is in providing training in positive behaviour management for schools and colleges around the UK and in Europe. She has given presentations for the National Union of Teachers and the General Teaching Council, for FastTrack and Advanced Skills’ teachers, to students at Cambridge, Bedford and Southampton Universities, to staff at the renowned Wellington College, and also to a number of deputy and head teacher conferences. Sue has also travelled to Europe to give training for teachers working for Service Children's Education, to teachers at international schools in Switzerland, and to teachers and trainee teachers in Slovenia. She combines her writing, training and presenting work with the wonderful job of being a parent.

Sue’s primary aim through her work is to give practical, realistic and honest advice to teachers and parents. Her books offer a combination of tips, ideas and strategies, written in an easily accessible and amusing way. Through the training courses that she runs, Sue puts across her ideas about teaching and behaviour management in a fun and engaging format.


Reviews of the Getting the Buggers to Behave


JOSEPH

The most cool book

STANLEY

Book will go one time.

EVA

Light fiction for Cloudy day

MAX

Great book!

ELLIE

A book that leaves a whole bunch of emotions after reading




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