How to Manage Behaviour in Further Education


Dave Vizard

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    About the Author

    Dave Vizard is an independent consultant who regularly trains lecturers, teachers and support workers around the country on behaviour management. His years of experience in the field translate into realistic, and frequently entertaining, advice.

    Dave has worked at Plymouth University on the foundation degree and trains extensively throughout the UK in FE colleges. He has had 39 years of experience in education in a variety of settings. He has also trained trainers for the Learning and Skills Network (formerly the Learning and Skills Development Agency) in Behaviour Management. Dave has set up his own consultancy company, Behaviour Solutions, to provide staff training and development for schools and FE colleges.

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    Thanks to my family, Annwyn, Emma and Tim, for all their support, and in particular to my wife Annwyn who gave me so much encouragement and help in producing this book and without whose support none of this would have been possible. Special thanks should also be extended to all the staff in the Further Education Colleges with whom I have worked over many years and in particular to:

    • Lee Hughes
    • Pamela Willerton (Community Based First Aid and Resilience, Devon)
    • Adrian Turnpenny (Doncaster College)
    • Helen Colledge (Petroc, Barnstaple)
    • Sam Booth (Petroc, Barnstaple)
    • Gordon Finlay (Bicton College)
    • Perwez Iqbal (City College, Birmingham)
  • References and Further Reading

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    Pease, A. and Pease, B. (2002) Why Men Lie and Women Cry. London: Orion.
    Prashnig, B. (2006) Learning Styles in Action. London: Network Educational.
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    Tyrer, R. et al. (2004) A Toolkit for the Effective Teaching Assistant. London: Paul Chapman Publishing/Sage.
    Vizard, D. (2003) Behaviour Solutions for NQTs. Available at
    Vizard, D. (2004a) Fuel for Thought. Available at
    Vizard, D. (2004b) Teaching 14–16 Year Olds in Colleges of Further Education. Available at http://www.behavioursolutions. com
    Vizard, D. (2006) A Guide to Syndromes and Conditions. Available at
    Vizard, D. (2009) Meeting the Needs of Disaffected Students. London: Network Continuum.
    Vizard, D. (2010) A Guide to More Syndromes and Conditions. Available at
    Wallis, C. (2004) ‘What makes teens tick?’, Time Magazine, 7 June, pp. 54–61.
    Watkins, C. (1999) Managing Classroom Behaviour: From Research to Diagnosis. London: Institute of Education, University of London.
    Wolf, A. (2011) Wolf Review of 14–19 Vocational Education (March), Professor Alison Wolf. London: DfE.
    Wyatt, P. (2002) ‘The rise of the alpha girls’, Mail on Sunday, 24 March.

    Useful Websites

    Starter Activities/Ideas – a Transactional Analysis website with puzzles e.g. Dingbats

    Brain Break Ideas – free brain breaks and starter activities from Dave Vizard

    Other Useful Websites – articles and free newsletters on behaviour management issues – Eric Jensen's Brain Learning website – a useful site on bullying – unique learner profiles, the website of Barbara Prashnig

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