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Surviving and succeeding in difficult classrooms

Author: Paul Blum
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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How do you teach a class that refuses to sit down and listen? Surviving and Succeeding in Difficult Classrooms presents a blunt, truthful account of what it is like to be a teacher in a difficult class faced with apathy, defiance and aggression. This fully updated second edition offers a view of teaching that is not cynical, but rooted in clear educational values, and although it takes account of the worst possible  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Blum
ISBN: 0415397200 9780415397209
OCLC Number: 62093026
Description: viii, 150 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Part I. The Learning Experience in Your Classroom --
Purposeful Lessons --
Sanctions and Rewards --
Routines and Strategies --
Marking Work --
Homework --
Support Teachers --
The Importance of Equipment and Resources --
Gaining Lesson Momentum --
Part II. Your Wider Role as a School Teacher --
Life Outside Your Own Lessons --
Being a Tutor in a Rough School --
Verbal Abuse and Fighting Among the Pupils --
Intrusions and Interruptions --
Time-management in a Difficult School --
Promotion and Appeasement in a Difficult School --
Concluding Comments.
Responsibility: Paul Blum.
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