Sue Cowley Biography
Sue Cowley is an experienced teacher, writer and presenter, whose specialisms are in the areas of behaviour management and creative 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 eight years, as chair of the management committee. Sue was called as an Expert Witness on behaviour, to appear in front of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education.
Sue is the best selling author of more than twenty five 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 is a contributor to the TES and has been a judge for the early years section of the annual TES Awards for three years. She is a columnist for Teach Early Years and Teach Primary magazines and has written for Nursery World and Early Years Educator magazines. 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, 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.
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 new book Road School, which is published by Crownhouse. 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
* Watch my Teachers TV shows at Teachers Media
* Visit my other websites: www.celebrate-writing.co.uk and www.roadschooldiary.co.uk
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