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Recommended reading for work in secondary schools?

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roisin Wed 18-May-05 18:20:17

OK I want to do a bit of homework, and some background reading before I start this new job , (whilst I still have some time and some energy!).

What are your best suggestions, particularly in the area of classroom management and behaviour/discipline?


roisin Wed 18-May-05 20:31:32


Any secondary teachers in here tonight? Or ex-teachers?! Hulababy?

happymerryberries Wed 18-May-05 20:33:06

'Getting the buggers to behave'

Can't remember the name. All good sensible stuff

happymerryberries Wed 18-May-05 20:40:29

Sounds like a crap title but it is a serious book by a regular contributer to the TES.

I can recomend all sorts of learning theory stuf which is intersting but is, to be brutaly honest, zero help in the class rooms!

CAT me if you want me detaled stuff

roisin Wed 18-May-05 20:47:19

Thanks Hmb that's great. I'd heard of that book, but I couldn't remember the exact title, and couldn't find it on Amazon. I have now. Thanks.

I've read quite a bit of learning theory stuff, which I do find fascinating, but it's the practical stuff I want to read up on.

Certainly at first I will have loads of opportunity to observe experienced teachers, and I think the more I know about what to look out for, the more I will actually notice and learn from iyswim!

swedishmum Thu 19-May-05 01:54:13

Would agree with hmb - must have read hundreds of books for my pgce, primary conversion and MA. All fascinating theory, but nothing compares with watching a gifted teacher at work. I'd ask to see some very experienced teachers - it will be good for you and a compliment to them. Despite teaching since 1986, I've learnt loads from dd's fantastic Y6 teacher. Good luck with the job.

slug Thu 19-May-05 10:34:32

this site is good

roisin Thu 19-May-05 14:44:55

Thanks swedishmum and slug - I'm going to go and have a look at that site now.

happymerryberries Thu 19-May-05 16:52:41

Also this one

behaviour managment

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