Good behavior is the beginning of great learning. All children deserve classrooms that are calm, safe spaces where everyone is treated with dignity. Creating that space is one of the most important things a teacher needs to be able to do. But all too often, teachers begin their careers with the bare minimum of training—or worse, none. How students behave, socially and academically, dictates whether or not they will succeed or struggle in school.
Every child comes to the classroom with different skills, habits, values and expectations of what to do. There's no point just telling a child to behave; behavior must be taught. Behavior is a curriculum. This simple truth is the beginning of creating a classroom culture where everyone flourishes: pupils and staff.
Running the Room is the teacher's guide to behavior. Practical, evidence-informed, and based on the expertise of great teachers from around the world, it addresses the things teachers really need to know to build the classrooms children need. Bursting with strategies, tips, and solid advice, it brings together the best of what we know and saves teachers, new or old, from reinventing the wheels of the classroom.
This is the audiobook teachers have been waiting for.