About

Rob Plevin
Needs-Focused Teaching​


As a new teacher in a comprehensive school Rob struggled to maintain control in the classroom before discovering how certain key strategies would lead to an immediate improvement in the way challenging students responded to him. Using these principles as a foundation he went on to develop a complete system for preventing and dealing with behaviour problems and improving student motivation in the classroom. The ideas are easy to implement and work FAST.

Rob now provides resources & 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.

"It doesn’t matter if you’re a new teacher or have been in the profession 30 years and it doesn’t matter what your problem is – if you are struggling with a particular student or a group of students the principles in Needs-Focused Teaching can help you. With Needs-Focused Teaching you’ll not only learn how to manage behaviour in the moment, you’ll also learn how to do so without causing resentment in your students.

In fact, I guarantee that if you use the approach as I suggest, your students will actually respect you more for managing their behaviour and your relationships with them will be radically improved. That means fewer problems in future and a much less stressful, more enjoyable classroom experience for all concerned. I've spent the last 10 years teaching these techniques and concepts to literally thousands of teachers and lecturers in schools and colleges all over the world and their comments should convince you that this system works."


Sharlene Asendio

A treat to see and hear someone else give GREAT advice to those who haven’t yet mastered the skills of classroom management.

I’ve been in the educational field for over 40 years and always had great classroom management. A treat to see and hear someone else give GREAT advise to those who haven’t yet mastered the skills of classroom management.

Leonor Lake

Having learned your simple but smart strategies and the planning that comes with them, I can now put more structure to what I do

Thanks, Rob! I’ve instinctively done some of the strategies you suggested but not with the same finesse and thoroughness. Having learned your simple but smart strategies and the planning that comes with them, I can now put more structure to what I do and, hopefully, become more effective. I’ll share this with other teachers. Most generous, you are


Needs-Focused Teaching a very simple, structured approach to preventing, minimizing and successfully managing behaviour problems in the classroom while creating a positive, supportive environment in which students are motivated to participate & learn. Priority is given to connecting with students and maintaining positive staff-student relationships.

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