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Bringing the Best Out in Boys

Communication strategies for teachers


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SKU: 9781903458297 ISBN: 9781903458297
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“Strongly recommended” —Times Educational Supplement

“A godsend to harassed classroom teachers seeking practical ways of talking to boys so they learn and behave better.” —Mike Shankland, Education Tutor, Liverpool Hope University and Edgehill College

“This book makes a notable contribution because it tries to tackle the issues in a positive way, without reducing opportunities for girls. It emphasises positive steps that teachers can take.” —Ted Wragg, Professor of Education at Exeter University

These time tested communication strategies help get the best out of boys. The tips for tackling difficult behaviour will result in more classroom co-operation and learning – so that everyone benefits.

Lucinda Neall works with teachers and schools to identify what helps boys learn. The result is this teachers’ handbook, packed full of techniques, examples and tips.

Topics include:

  • Affirming and channelling boys’ energy, so you can get them on your side
  • Improving boys’ emotional literacy, so they gain in confidence and self awareness
  • Using boundaries and appropriate discipline to calm classes
  • How to encourage boys so they can be at their best
  • Getting boys to co-operate without nagging and shouting
  • Engaging boys with humour and playfulness

Lucinda Neall specialises in communication skills. She coaches teachers and schools so as to help educate boys to become caring, confident men.

“Will certainly make teachers think, and be alert to what’s different about teaching boys, and how to make this more of a pleasure.” —Steve Biddulph, author of Manhood and Raising Boys

In 2013, Bringing the Best Out in Boys was translated into Korean. It has featured among the top three parenting titles in South Korea.

Lucinda Neall’s website is and we can also recommend her blog.

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Weight0.510 kg

Lucinda Neall




210 × 148 mm


288 pages



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