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Summary

In this abridged audiobook version of his best-selling title, Paul Dix talks you through the book’s hugely influential behavior management approach - an approach whereby expectations and boundaries are exemplified by people, not by a thousand rules that nobody can recall. The testing, watch out for and nuggets sections have been removed for this audiobook, but the indispensable advice on how to involve all staff in developing a whole school ethos built on kindness, empathy, and understanding remains. Suitable for teachers and school leaders - in any setting - who are looking to upgrade their approach to school behavior.

Contents include: 

  1. Visible consistency, visible kindness 
  2. The counterintuitive classroom 
  3. Deliberate botheredness 
  4. Certainty in adult behaviour 
  5. Keystone classroom routines 
  6. Universal microscripts: flipping the script 
  7. Punishment addiction, humiliation hangover 
  8. Restore, redraw, repair 
  9. Some children follow rules, some follow people 
  10. Your behaviour policy sucks! 
  11. The 30 day magic
©2017 Paul Dix (P)2019 Paul Dix

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I want my time and money back.

Filled with jargon and lengthy diatribes detailing the harm teachers are doing to children mitigated by nuggets of practical advice such as, "Be quietly inspirational every day."

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Inspirational!

An extremely well written and narrated manual for school leaders and classroom teachers who want to instill good behaviour in a way that works, leaves children's self esteem intact, and inspires a sense of hope. Peppered with uplifting stories of school and student success stories...invest in increasing the adults' emotional intelligence and skills, simplify rules and consequences, be consistent.

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Okay overall

Some good common sense points presented as revolutionary ideas. Be kind, think about what the students are going through and control your own behaviour first and foremost. It is perhaps a sign of just how bad some of our schools have become that this text is now critical reading for student teachers.

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Absolutely inspirational

fantastic! these strategies should be adopted in every school. Highly recommended read. I've listened from start to finish in one sitting and have the paper book on order to keep in school. This book is going to be my bible!

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A must for All Teachers

Paul Dix supports his strategies with expertise and a direct approach which is accessible to all. The narration is enthusiastic and uplifting.

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Game changing.

Fantastic book. Succinct and packed with great ideas and tips. Great to be read by the author whose passion and knowledge shines through. Inspirational.

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Great listen and advice to take forward.

Useful advice to take forward into school. Recommend to school leaders looking to improve behaviour.

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very eye opening and helps you understand issues and learn new ways to help children in education

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Useful book for a certain type of teacher

The ones that need convincing that positive, respectful relationships and trust, can improve pupil behaviour.

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A career changing book

I am on the SLT at a wonderful school with some troubled pupils and I want to bring in EVERYTHING suggested in this book. What an inspiration.

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Good book

Nice ideas, not sure how easy it is to put them into practice though. It is still worth.

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