Hi! I am about to start a new PGCE placement at a more challenging school. The current placement which I am at has generally very well behaved children therefore behaviour management has not really been an issue. However the next placement I will be attending will has been recognised to be more challenging in terms of behaviour of pupils. A previous PGCE student currently in attendance there has given examples of some behaviour that I would be quite shocked at! Im thinking that some of the behaviour management techniques I have might not work on them e.g. waiting for silence, hands ups etc. I am excited to go because I am not afraid of a challenge and the school does sound like it could be very rewarding but I wondered if anyone had any tips on behaviour management in this case. I will only have a few months at the placement therefore I want to be able to focus more on the academic side of things for the children eventually and dont want to spend my whole time there focusing on behaviour management (that is my fear! Lol) I want to be firm but fair and be able to build relationships with the learners as I want to help they enjoy my lessons, learn and become independent thinkers. I dont want to be an agressive teacher that shouts (as I dont believe in that approach) but it sounds like a danger of what could happen if I dont get my behaviour management right and I get extremely stressed as a result! Im waffling now but I hope you get the gist! =) Any help would be greatly appreciated in terms of techniques, coping with disruptive pupils and also the stress that may accompany it. Thanks in advance!