Sue Cowley Biography
Sue Cowley is an experienced teacher, writer and presenter, whose specialisms are in the areas of behaviour management and creative approaches to teaching and learning. After qualifying as a primary school teacher, Sue taught in a number of different secondary schools in London and Bristol. She has also worked as a supply teacher and taught overseas, at an international school in Portugal. She still works on a voluntary basis with children in schools, to ensure that she keeps up to date with life 'at the chalkface'. She has helped to run her local preschool for the past ten years, as chair of the management committee. Sue has been called as an Expert Witness on behaviour, to appear in front of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education.
Sue has been a published author for 20 years, and she is the best selling writer of thirty books for teachers and parents, including Getting the Buggers to Behave, Teaching Skills for Dummies and How to Survive your First Year in Teaching. Her books have been translated into many different languages, including Slovene, Spanish, Polish, German and Mandarin. She has been a contributor to the TES and was a judge for the early years section of the annual TES Awards for four years. She has written for numerous educational publications including Teach Early Years, Teach Primary, Teach Secondary, Nursery World and Early Years Educator. She has produced materials about behaviour management for the Open University / BBC. As well as being a regular presenter on Teachers TV, Sue has developed a series of Positive Behaviour Management DVDs.
A key part of Sue’s work is in providing CPD on positive behaviour management for schools, colleges and other organisations, around the UK and internationally. She has given presentations for the National Union of Teachers and the General Teaching Council, for FastTrack and Advanced Skills’ teachers, for TeachFirst trainees, to students at Cambridge, Bedfordshire and Southampton Universities and to a number of deputy and head teacher conferences. Sue has travelled to Europe to give training for teachers working for Service Children's Education, to teachers at international schools in Switzerland, Sweden and The Netherlands, and to teachers and trainee teachers in Slovenia. In 2016 she travelled to Chile to speak on differentiation at the Conference for the Association of British Schools in Chile. She has also worked for the Football Association at St.George's Park, helping youth coaches develop their understanding of the role of play in learning, and for the Premier League's Charitable Trust.
Sue combines her writing, training and presenting work with the wonderful job of being a parent. Recently, she and her partner took her children out of school for six months to educate them 'on the road'. You can read the story of her adventures in her book Road School, which is published by Crownhouse. Find out more about where Sue and her family went on Sue's Road School Diary website. Sue's latest books are The Ultimate Guide to Differentiation and The Ultimate Guide to Mark Making in the Early Years.
Sue’s primary aim through her work is to give practical, realistic and honest advice to teachers and parents. Her books offer a combination of tips, ideas and strategies, written in an easily accessible and amusing way. Through the training courses that she runs, Sue puts across her ideas about teaching and classroom management in a engaging and inspirational way.
* Hear top tips from Sue for improving teenage behaviour at Unstoppable Teen
* Listen to a podcast with Sue at Pivotal Education
* Read a '60 seconds with Sue Cowley' interview here
* I ran a webinar for teacher website Collaboroo on Tuesday 1st May 2018. Watch the video catch up here
* Find the blog I wrote about differentiation for the Teachit English website here
* Read an in depth interview about my work and travels on the Innovate my School website
* Visit my other websites: www.celebrate-writing.co.uk and www.roadschool.weebly.com
* Watch some of my videos for Teachers TV on Youtube:
* Secondary NQTs
* Teaching with Cowley - Starting Over
* Behaving with Cowley - Classroom Routines
* Give yourself a Break
* Primary NQTs: Simrit and Victoria
* Teaching with Cowley - School Rules Okay
* Group Work
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