Positive Teaching for Australian Primary Schools

By Kevin Wheldall, Robyn Wheldall, Frank Merrett

Challenging behaviour in the classroom is common, but less common are teachers who feel confident and equipped to tackle varying student needs and behaviours. Every teacher wants the time to teach and build important relationships with their students. Disruptive behaviours can steal this time and Positive Teaching for Australian Primary Schools is a resource that gives it back. This book is suitable for all teachers, needed for all students, and essential for inclusion in every tertiary teacher training program in the country. Every school needs positive teachers.


In order to teach effectively, it is essential to have good classroom behaviour management skills so that students remain engaged throughout the lesson.

MultiLit has published a new book, Positive Teaching in Australian Primary Schools: Effective classroom behaviour management, written for educators in primary schools who are looking for research-based information to effectively manage student behaviour in their classrooms.

Emeritus Professor Kevin Wheldall AM and Dr Robyn Wheldall have revised an earlier text, written with the late Dr Frank Merrett, based on research originally carried out at the Centre for Child Study at the University of Birmingham in the UK, and subsequent research undertaken by Professor Wheldall and Dr Wheldall at Macquarie University Special Education Centre in Sydney.

Chapters include: