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  • When the Adults Change, Everything Changes

  • Seismic Shifts in School Behaviour
  • By: Paul Dix
  • Narrated by: Paul Dix
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Education & Learning, Education
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this abridged audiobook version of his best-selling title, Paul Dix talks you through the book’s hugely influential behavior management approach - an approach whereby expectations and boundaries are exemplified by people, not by a thousand rules that nobody can recall. The testing, watch out for and nuggets sections have been removed for this audiobook, but the indispensable advice on how to involve all staff in developing a whole school ethos built on kindness, empathy, and understanding remains. Suitable for teachers and school leaders - in any setting - who are looking to upgrade their approach to school behavior.

Contents include: 

  1. Visible consistency, visible kindness 
  2. The counterintuitive classroom 
  3. Deliberate botheredness 
  4. Certainty in adult behaviour 
  5. Keystone classroom routines 
  6. Universal microscripts: flipping the script 
  7. Punishment addiction, humiliation hangover 
  8. Restore, redraw, repair 
  9. Some children follow rules, some follow people 
  10. Your behaviour policy sucks! 
  11. The 30 day magic
©2017 Paul Dix (P)2019 Paul Dix

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Enlightening

As a teacher, this book has simultaneously allowed me to reflect on my practice, and empowered me to be better for my students.

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  • Ricardo
  • 14-08-2019

Good book

Nice ideas, not sure how easy it is to put them into practice though. It is still worth.

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  • AEJ
  • 09-10-2019

I want my time and money back.

Filled with jargon and lengthy diatribes detailing the harm teachers are doing to children mitigated by nuggets of practical advice such as, "Be quietly inspirational every day."

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  • ShellyW78
  • 02-07-2019

Absolutely inspirational

fantastic! these strategies should be adopted in every school. Highly recommended read. I've listened from start to finish in one sitting and have the paper book on order to keep in school. This book is going to be my bible!

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  • Jane Ashley
  • 11-12-2020

Inspirational!

An extremely well written and narrated manual for school leaders and classroom teachers who want to instill good behaviour in a way that works, leaves children's self esteem intact, and inspires a sense of hope. Peppered with uplifting stories of school and student success stories...invest in increasing the adults' emotional intelligence and skills, simplify rules and consequences, be consistent.

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  • Jamie Scott
  • 03-12-2020

Okay overall

Some good common sense points presented as revolutionary ideas. Be kind, think about what the students are going through and control your own behaviour first and foremost. It is perhaps a sign of just how bad some of our schools have become that this text is now critical reading for student teachers.

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  • Alice Mary Joslin
  • 18-04-2021

Excellent

A really helpful listen. Colleagues I read this with agree that towards the end he is just re-explaining earlier points but it is insightful CPD. A small group of us studied this as CPD (an all through school so both primary and secondary teachers). Interestingly the secondary teachers thought at points it seemed more relevant to primary and vice versa but I think that shows that this is a universally applicable philosophy. Would recommend following this up with trauma awareness training as it serves as a good introduction to that.

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  • The king
  • 15-04-2021

Kindred spirit

I’ve been a teacher for 22 years and I never have any problems with any students. By being kind, calm, patient, caring and understanding I always win over even the most hard to reach students.

This audiobook talks about a lot of techniques that I’ve developed in my own teaching over the years. It was like listening to a kindred spirit. Fantastic. I’m buying the book now because I understand there’s more in the book.

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  • Daniel Hansen
  • 01-03-2021

GOAT

This guy really knows what he is saying. This is essential reading for anybody who even looks at a child.

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  • Matthew Bennett
  • 22-02-2021

A must read.

A must read for all school leaders.
A risk worth taking for a better school environment for all.

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  • AW
  • 01-02-2021

Different - Makes Sense

Say you want about behaviour gurus etc this is a seismic shift away from the old ways .

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  • AMC
  • 22-09-2020

A must for All Teachers

Paul Dix supports his strategies with expertise and a direct approach which is accessible to all. The narration is enthusiastic and uplifting.

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