One aspect that I felt may be particularly useful was the self-assessment checklist, which teachers can use to explore why certain difficult behaviours are taking place, and to determine whether some basic elements of good behaviour management are present before further steps are takes. This book would be useful for primary school teachers, particularly those who are newly qualified. It would be useful for Educational Psychologists supporting such members of staff, as a resource to refer to.
It is always refreshing to read books by motivated and pro-active education staff who are prepared to think outside the box in order to help all children achieve their potential in school and this is one such book. There are a lot of easy to implement strategies and tips for teachers to use in this book making it one which should be in every school. I like the "Five Minute Golden Rule" idea in the first chapter and this tip alone could go a long way to restoring good self esteem in a child. I think if I were a teacher I would be excited about teaching with some of these ideas to promote positive behaviour within the whole class. The ideas in this book are inspirational and refreshing and there seems to be no reason why every teacher shouldn't be implementing some of them on a daily basis. This is wonderful book to dip in and out of for fresh ideas.
Professor Ken Reid, OBE, Former Chair of the National Behaviour & Attendance Review in Wales
In this new book, [the authors] have pooled their expertise to help other primary school professionals manage children's classroom behaviour in a sensible, down-to-earth and practical style. I strongly recommend this useful book as an aid to dealing with those potentially difficult behavioural problems that many primary staff have not been prepared to manage or to overcome. Reading this book and implementing the advice should make primary teachers' daily lives a little easier!
Maria Bani, Inclusion Teacher for Behaviour, Warrington
A Kit Bag for Promoting Positive Behaviour in the Classroom is a practical, easy to use and up to date resource that can be picked up and used by any teacher at any stage of their career... It provides long term solutions not just quick fixes! Ideas are simple yet effective and can be put into place immediately!
Lesley Parratt, Teaching Assistant, Newport
[This book offers] a diverse range of approaches and adaptable strategies that have proved effective in both the indoor and outdoor classroom. It champions positive steps to help improve the child's well being and the classroom culture, and shows how, by working together as a team, high expectations can be met.
Stephanie Darker, Teacher, Cardiff
Practical, relevant and to the point [...] finally, a no fuss guide to managing behaviour effectively. A must for every teacher's bag of tricks!
Dr. Jonathan Doherty, Director, Early Years Matters education consultancy, Manchester
This exciting new book is the perfect answer to creating a positive climate for learning in your classroom and helping every child succeed. Challenging behaviour will be a thing of the past with this book. [...] A must read for everyone in teaching!