This practical guide to managing behaviour in Further and Adult Education is for all those training to teach in the sector. The third edition includes new chapters on 14-19 learners and behaviour theory and continues to offer practical ideas on how to manage and motivate students. It takes account of the variety of contexts in the sector and makes reference to important research findings and studies of learner behaviour. Based firmly on what teachers and students have to say about their experiences, it uses case studies, dialogue and journal extracts to explore key issues, and help teachers develop their practice.

Putting the Flags Out

Putting the Flags Out

Putting the flags out
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus AureliusAD 121–180

The Objectives of this Chapter

This chapter looks at ways in which teachers can motivate learners by helping them to recognise their own achievements, however small. It is about finding successes to celebrate and giving positive, constructive feedback, even in difficult circumstances. As well as examining the role that empathy and body language have to play in managing behaviour, it focuses on some of the attributes and qualities which we would expect to see in an effective teacher, and explores how these might translate into practice.


The qualities which enable an individual to motivate and bring out the best in others are easy to recognise when we see them, but often difficult to define. If we ...

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