Most books about classroom management are filled with tricks and techniques that help the teacher to engage with his or her students in a better way. Like paracetamol for a chronic headache, these books offer a temporary relief for the symptoms of bad teacher-student rapport without addressing the root causes. The Quick Guide to Classroom Management: 45 Secrets That All High School Teachers Need to Know is not one of those books. Effective classroom management depends upon how effectively the teacher deals with the dynamic interplay of many factors in the life of the child. This book will teach you, through the hard-earned experience of the author and the contributors, the secrets of: 1. Working effectively with parents: your key customers 2. Enjoying productive relationships with your co-workers 3. Building and maintaining rapport with your students 4. Actively engaging your students in the learning process 5. Engaging your advanced learners (such as your 'A' - Level, SAT and IBDP students) 6. Managing student behaviour in a way that is non-confrontational 7. Using ICT to effectively enhance the learning process 8. Teaching overseas, and the special challenges this involves. Fully illustrated with infographics, images, diagrams and charts (and with extensive citations throughout) this book offers a 'breath of fresh air' for the pedagogical literature scene and provides a high-quality, accessible and essential guide for every high school teacher.
Mr Richard James Rogers was born in Wales and educated at Bangor University, UK. He has taught Science, Mathematics and German language at all levels of the British secondary school system and has been teaching at international schools in Thailand since 2008. He has lead INSET sessions at Bangkok Teachers' Network conferences and he lead a team of students to win the Thailand Tournament of Minds Championship in 2012. This is his first of many anticipated books to come.