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Rob Plevin runs training courses internationally for teachers, lecturers, parents and care workers on behaviour management, student motivation, stress management & mindfulness. His live workshops are frequently described as 'unforgettable' and his materials are used in thousands of schools worldwide. His 'Noisy Class' video is the highest ranking video on Youtube.com for the term 'classroom management'. Rob is the originator of Needs-Focused Teaching.
I recommend this to anyone who is interested in cultivating their potential as a teacher, improving the atmosphere in their classroom, or developing their classroom management skills.
I have recently discovered the Needs-Focused materials and found them to be filled with perceptive insights as well as practical advice and tips on how to manage behaviour in the classroom. I particularly like the emphasis it puts on creating a classroom environment that prevents behaviour problems before they are given the chance to arise. I have found the focus on meeting students’ needs for belonging, empowerment and fun especially pertinent, and have already been able to put some of the suggestions into practice, successfully diffusing a potentially difficult situation by offering the student various choices as a means of managing their behavior. I recommend this to anyone who is interested in cultivating their potential as a teacher, improving the atmosphere in their classroom, or developing their classroom management skills.
After applying what I have learned, my classroom looks much different. Students raise their hands. Students listen to instructions and ask questions to clarify.
My first year teaching, in November 2009, I was desperate to find some way to manage my students behavior and actually get to teach English. My students would get out of their seats, throw pencils and ignore classwork. Your materials were an encouragement and also a help in taking control of my classroom. You gave me the most important advice of building relationships with my students as well as many other small tips like having students repeat my instructions back to me to guarantee clarity and understanding. Now, after my second year of teaching and applying what I have learned, my classroom looks much different. Students raise their hands. Students listen to instructions and ask questions to clarify. Most importantly, students know that I care and my relationship building established a foundation for academic, emotional and social growth.
It is very rewarding to see a teacher apply strategies from Rob’s materials, then get excited as they see the “magic” work.
As a Learning Support Specialist, I am a Teacher Advisor, assisting teachers in their need to enhance their classroom. Behavior issues continue to be the top need of concern in the classroom Rob’s materials have been right on target - students have benefitted as well as teachers. It is very rewarding to see a teacher apply strategies from Rob’s materials, then get excited as they see the “magic” work. Thank you Rob for making my job easier and validating the experience.
I am very keen to introduce the Needs-Focused Approach in the college where I work
I have been using a number of the Needs-Focused strategies in my own teaching and found them to be hugely beneficial. The importance of building a positive relationship cannot be stressed enoug . Kindness, patience and gentle words of praise and encouragement that come from the heart really do make a difference. As one student said to me ‘You really care. It makes a difference.’ Another student in the same group said ‘You’re helped me a lot.’ I am very keen to introduce the Needs-Focused Approach in the college where I work as I feel it is so effective and will let you know how I get on.