I have recently qualifed as a teacher and am new to teaching the 16 - 18 age group. In order to manage behaviour I feel I need to get to grips with managing the period of transition as students do not recognise they have moved into the world of further education. Many of the students I teach arrive at the lesson with a host of social and emotional issues and I can see from body language and facial expressions they are angry, de-motivated, defensive and at times use all manner of tactics to avoid participating in doing any work.Naturally I am aware that dealing with negative behaviour takes my time away from focussing on the students who do want to learn. I am working on supply and I now have a good knowledge of how behaviour is managed from speaking with other tutors. I am reading around the subject to research new and effective tecniques to use in calming down strategies, motivate my students and nurture their learning capabilities. Any further suggestions would be a great help, thankyou.