The Quick Guide to Classroom Management

45 Secrets That All High School Teachers Need to Know (Rogers Pedagogical) (Volume 1)

Non-Fiction - Education
234 Pages
Reviewed on 09/19/2019
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The Quick Guide to Classroom Management: 45 Secrets That All High School Teachers Need to Know by Richard James Rogers is a simple and insightful manual that gives interesting and useful tips on how to create a good working relationship with students and to bring out the best in them. It is important for teachers to effectively deal with the dynamic interplay of many factors in a student's life so they have effective classroom management. This book gives good suggestions and techniques and how to apply them so that it is easy to deal with students. This guide will teach readers how to find their own methodology in dealing with students. Teachers require certain habits to create changes and improvement to become outstanding teachers and this book is a great help.

The tips and advice shared by the author are simple and can be practiced easily. The personal stories and experiences help readers connect with the author's words. This is a great book for teachers who are struggling when it comes to forming a positive relationship with their students and making their classroom sessions more engaging. The illustrations are useful when it comes to understanding what the author is trying to convey. Question Time is good for reflecting on the topic and the author has made the book interactive so that readers can also participate in the methodology discussed while reading. The use of illustrations and exercises make it a fun read without sounding too preachy and difficult. It is definitely a relevant book for all teachers who want to hone their craft.

Jack Stonier

Loved this book. Plain, easy-to-implement tips from the get go. Good value for money too.

Huw Gwyn Jones

Great book. Richard writes with a raw, but fresh, style that really entertains the reader. The tips are really useful and easy to follow. Illustrations are good and the book is fully supported by his active blog, with makes the book a 'key' to a much larger bank of resources.

Claire Hillsmith

Quick Guide to Classroom Management is a refreshing new book that includes many personal stories, humour and a plethora of tips on how to build rapport with your students to help you manage your classes.

It is raw, honest and sometimes cringeworthy in terms of the stories that highlight what not to do, or how not to behave as a teacher.

Each chapter ends with a summary and a series of questions for the reader, which I feel tests your understanding of the chapter but gives you the opportunity to take notes and build on any ideas you have whilst reading.

The language is kept simple, making the book easy to read and understand, unlike some other teaching books that are full of jargon completely new to many trainee teachers and NQTs.

It the book also contains beautiful illustrations that help bring the book alive and you can genuinely feel that the time and effort that went into this book comes from the heart.

I would recommend this book to any trainees and NQTs, but also to experienced teachers who may be in need of fresh ideas.

This book has reassured me that I am on the right track in certain aspects of my teaching but also given me plenty of new ideas to try once I get back in the classroom and I can't wait to take this book forward with me!