The only book to focus on the use of language models to improve classroom management, Making Your Words Work offers a large repertoire of linguistic approaches to improve communication between teacher and pupil.
It provides a robust rationale of the causes of anxiety and dysfunctional behaviours, especially useful in situations where the pupil is a potentially disruptive influence. It also covers the latest developments in effective teaching through the modification of language use. Developing the skills and behaviour management strategies in this book will promote learning, improve relationships with pupils and result in a happier, more productive classroom.
Previously published as Words Work: How to Change Your Language to improve Behaviour In Your Classroom ISBN 9781899836987 - resized and reformatted.
Terry Mahony is head of Hampshire's Professional Development & Training Service and a trainer on the Leading From the Middle programme of the National College for School Leadership. He has twenty years' experience as a leadership trainer and coach and is an accredited mediator with the Portsmouth Mediation Service, working to resolve conflicts in the community and the workplace in that city. A member of Robert Dilt's NLP Global Training and Consulting Community, he writes on the applications of Neuro-Linguistic Programming in education, personal professional development and in mediation.