• Take Control of the Noisy Class: Chaos to Calm in 15 Seconds

  • By: Rob Plevin
  • Narrated by: Rob Plevin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Take Control of the Noisy Class: Chaos to Calm in 15 Seconds

By: Rob Plevin
Narrated by: Rob Plevin
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Fed up with students who talk over you and ignore instructions?

Drained and worn out by disruption, disobedience, and defiance?

Does the thought of facing some groups fill you with utter dread?

Drawing on 20+ years experience in special education and mainstream settings, teacher-trainer Rob Plevin explains a proven, step-by-step plan for successfully managing the most challenging individuals and groups in today’s toughest classrooms. Packed with powerful, fast-acting techniques - including a novel routine to get any class quiet in 15 seconds or less - this audiobook helps teachers across all age groups connect and succeed with hard-to-reach, reluctant learners. 

You’ll discover:

The simple six-step plan to minimise & deal with classroom behaviour problems

How to gain trust & respect from tough, hard-to-reach students

How to put an end to power struggles & confrontation

How to have students follow your instructions… with no need to repeat yourself

The crucial importance of consistency (and how to achieve it)

Quick and easy ways to raise engagement and enjoyment in your lessons

The ‘Clean Slate’ – a step by step method you can use to ‘start over’ with that particularly difficult group of students who won’t do anything you say.

Take Control of the Noisy Class provides hundreds of practical ideas and interventions to end your classroom management struggles & create a thoroughly enjoyable lesson climate for all concerned.

©2019 Rob Plevin (P)2021 Rob Plevin

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much needed advice

I am a new teacher and I was listening to this book on my commute. It was interesting how after all my observations the experience teachers were giving me the same advice as in the book. I love though how the book gave stories and ways to use the advice. I have noticed a change in my classroom climate where we can still have positive happy experiences but maintain sanity.

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Review and refine your classroom management.

This is a wonderfully concise read for new teachers and an excellent brush up reminder or fine tuner for veterans when it comes to tricky discipline situations. I throughly enjoyed and recommend it.

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Great ideas!

This audiobook is full of practical, easy-to-adapt techniques. It's great to listen to so you can take notes for the ideas you want to use.

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Fantastic resource!

My first exposure to Rob Pkevin was his book Classroom Management success in 7 days or less. I'd been desperate to find a way to learn how to work with some very difficult students in my classroom. Rob's advice has been so valuable to me. To find this recorded book has been also very helpful to me. I am able to listen multiple times to get helpful advice to connect with multiple students, and I know I will continue to re-listen to this as I continue to get difficult students in my class. Thank you for sharing this, Rob!

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Every new teacher should read this!!

Or anyone who needs a refresher! Such a great book with examples and exact wording to use with your class!

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BRILLIANT!

I loved this book! I've been teaching for 14 years and still found so many helpful strategies and tips. Not only does Rob Pelvin give some great strategies, but as true teacher he explains them so well and gives the "Why it works." I even found this book to be motivational because I'm excited to see how the kids respond when I put these practices into action. Along with the book comes free resources for classroom use-- including a few magic tricks. I can't say enough good things about this book. If you're a teacher, listen to this. If you are a new teacher, this could be a career saving read for beginning teachers.

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Quite effective so far.

Each technique effects greater class control. This is a from-the-trenches guide (among countless such opuses) that actually works.

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  • M P
  • 06-08-21

old and unhelpful

Nothing new, again. I'm so tired of the same old advice from people who dont seem to know what a real classroom is like in a real school.

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  • BAOUK
  • 02-23-21

Can't wait to put what I've learnt into practice

This was a great audiobook. I listened to it on the way to work each day.
It was a great way to take in the whole book and I'd highly recommend.
I will now be getting a physical copy of the book so I can annotate and refer back to the key points / dip in and out of.
My only issue is that with currently remote teaching due to COVID I can't put all I've learnt into practice. I'm looking forward to being back in the classroom with my Noisy Classes, so I can take control and turn any Chaos into Calm !

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  • Melissa Barlow
  • 02-23-21

Some great ideas to test out

A great book for ideas that you can try out in the classroom. Just wish I had a paper copy so I could tag all the suggestions! It’s like sharing nuggets of wisdom from tested ideas.

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  • Christine Youle
  • 02-14-21

Great advice on the go

It was great to be able to listen to sound advice whilst walking. It allowed me to have a renewed perspective on the work Rob has achieved and shared in the past. Thank you

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  • Angela
  • 02-27-21

Invaluable tips on behaviour management

I have gained invaluable tips from listening to Rob Plevin's audio book which I find easily accessible. I must say that I did not expect the audio to be over 5 hours long. However, since I have read the book, I made use of the buttons on the audio player.
What I found interesting is the way you have highlighted strategies for curtailing disruptive behaviour including seeking 'coded support' from colleagues... this I found really hilarious which, I understand, might turn out to be a saving grace for some teachers. You have not only included support strategies based on whole school, classroom or individual interventions but you have also included advice which teachers can strategically use to summon support from parent/carers. Enlisting the support of parents some may shy from but which if taken on board, can really make a difference. Thank you so much for all the effort you've put into making all of these tips easily accessible in audio.