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'Behaviour guru' Tom Bennett discusses classroom management in his 'Behaviour Top Tips' and provides answers to the ten most common behaviour problems from the archives. Meanwhile, in the forum, you can join the debate about current issues relating to behaviour. Get involved by posting your problems to hear Tom's advice. More about Tom...
Behaviour management resources. Hand-picked resources from TES.
'Top Tips from Tom' has the best advice and tips on behaviour and classroom management.
Tom's Top Tips are here to help get you through the week.
Conversation and advice in the TES behaviour forum
Any questions for Tom just type Dear Tom in the subject line, and he will get back to you as soon as possible.
Answers to the ten most common problems
Being the new kid on the block isn't easy.
Have you ever been told you need to have more presence? Ever wondered what it was? Have a think about this.
Every teacher's darkest fear- carnage. Here are some tips on dealing with with the worst.
Exploring the nuts and bolts of good behaviour management.
The Kryptonite in your classroom. Here's how to stop it cooking your noodle.
How to revisit your standards, if the behaviour isn't ideal.
Before you abandon ship - and you should consider it- have a think about what you can do to improve the situation. THEN abandon ship.
A good lesson plan won't stop them mucking about, no matter what your tutor told you. If they want to misbehave they will. But you can plan a lesson for a difficult class that will at least allow you to focus on behaviour.
Unless you teach in a hollowed-out volcano, these things are ubiquitous. Here's how you can jam their signals.
Advice articles archive
The Butterfly effect (November 2012)
How to square your behaviour management with school policy (October 2012)
Why yelling is not a suitable behaviour management strategy (September 2012)
Terminator A2: Judgement Day (August 2012)
How do I manage thee? Let me count the ways (March 2012)
Sorry, mate; not my department (February 2012)
Punishing with rewards: when praise becomes a sanction (December 2011)
The Long Kiss Goodbye: some homework for Summer Break (August 2011)
Too damn hot: winning the fight against Summer (July 2011)
Low level disruption (June 2011)
Cyberbullying (May 2011)
Tom is a full-time teacher in inner-city schools. He is on a mission to deliver practical guidance for helping teachers take charge and get their pupils learning. He runs the TES behaviour advice forum, writes for the TES regularly and trains teachers across the UK. He makes regular appearances on TV, in newspapers and at universities and is also the author of The Behaviour Guru and Not Quite a Teacher. Whether you are new to the profession or a horny-handed veteran, Tom believes it is possible for you to create a structured space where students are safe, focussed and working together. His straightforward advice is the perfect tool to pack in your school bag for Monday!