What kind of teacher are you? What values, beliefs and principles do successful teachers possess and how do they sustain these in the face of challenging pupil behaviour? In this timely book, Stephen Baker contends that rigid punishment systems weaponize young people’s defiance against them and that punishment doesn’t work. He believes that teachers need to take responsibility for behaviour and to teach it, that we need to love the kids (even if we don’t like them), that children are people, that we are an event in their lives, and that teaching is a relationship-based activity. That Behaviour Book is an essential guide for both the beginner and the more experienced teacher, and its unique tone makes it an indispensable companion. Steve Baker’s anecdotes, drawn from his years as a pupil, teacher and trainer pack an emotional punch and are often hilarious.