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Discipline in the Secondary Classroom: A Positive Approach to Behavior Managementby Randall S Sprick
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DISCIPLINE IN THESECONDARY CLASSROOM
SECOND EDITION WITH DVD
Discipline and lack of motivation are two of the most vexing problems facing teachers today. This book from classroom management and discipline expert Randall S. Sprick gives high school teachers step-by-step guidance for designing a behavior management plan that helps prevent misbehavior and increases student motivation. This hands-on resource contains easy-to-implement strategies distilled from a research-based approach that is proactive, instructional, positive, and effective.
Discipline in the Secondary Classroom, Second Edition is equally useful to new and seasoned teachers and contains helpful forms, samples, and evaluation tools that allow educators to continually fine-tune their management plan to reach more students. The book includes nine chapters covering everything from creating a vision for classroom behavior to responding to misbehavior calmly and consistently.
Using these tested methods of behavior management, teachers will learn how to offer meaningful, constructive feedback and build positive relationships without losing any level of authority.
THE COMPANION DVD includes video lessons from Dr. Sprick on how to reinforce positive behavior and finalize your classroom management plan. Also included are scores of downloadable forms, checklists, and self-assessments.
PRAISE FORDISCIPLINE IN THE SECONDARY CLASSROOM
"With practical and proactive strategies for motivating reluctant students, preventing potential classroom disruptions, and managing challenging behavior, this is an invaluable tool for both beginning and 'seasoned' high school teachers."
—Carolyn Novelly, resource teacher and behavior coach, Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville, Florida
"An extraordinary resource?This readable book is written with passion, vivid examples, and countless practical suggestions that can be readily implemented."
—From the Foreword by Donald D. Deshler, director, University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning
A teacher's success throughout the school year is largely determined by the events of the first few weeks of school. In his highly successful book Discipline in the Secondary Classroom (more than 100,000 copies sold), classroom management guru Randall Sprick offers practical strategies for beginning the school year, organizing the classroom for success, and establishing rules and behavior expectations for students. He also provides scores of helpful tips gathered from successful classroom teachers or gleaned from the latest educational research.
Discipline in the Secondary Classroom is a treasure-trove of practical advice, tips, checklists, reproducibles, posters, and ready-to-use activities that will save teachers time and help them become more effective educators.
Both new and seasoned teachers will find this book invaluable for designing a management plan that prevents problems, motivates students, and teaches them to behave responsibly. Discipline in the Secondary Classroom includes nine chapters that cover everything from creating a vision for classroom behavior to modifying a student behavior plan as the school year progresses. Also included is a DVD featuring Dr. Sprick teaching two core topics from within the book:
'This practical resource gives teachers techniques for dealing immediately with classroom behavior problems and developing more effective discipline procedures over time. Included are dozens of useful management forms, letters, and record sheets, plus a quick and easy guide to solving 42 specific misbehaviors.
Topics new to this edition: the high-risk student and differentiated instruction; punishment consequences-- guidelines and misconceptions; anxiety, proactive attitudes, and behavior contracts; and troubleshooting specific problems such as excuses, swearing, talking back, cheating, suicide threats, hypochondria, passive resistance, stealing, skipping class, and vandalism.
The accompanying DVD features Dr. Sprick presenting two of the most crucial tasks from the book: how to respond to and reinforce positive behavior rather than reacting to negative behavior (from Chapter 6, “Motivation: Enhance Students’ Desire to Succeed”); and how to finalize your classroom management plan and communicate that plan to students on the first day (from Chapter 7, “Preparation and Launch: Pull It All Together for the First Day”). '
About the Author
Randall S. Sprick, Ph.D., is the director of Safe & Civil Schools, providing teacher and school-improvement services to schools, districts, service centers, and state departments of education.
Table of Contents
How to Use This Book.
Foreword by Donald D. Deshler.
Chapter 1: Vision: Understand Key Concepts About Managing Student Behavior.
Chapter 2: Grading: Design Instruction and Evaluation Systems.
Chapter 3: Organization: Prepare Routines and Procedures.
Chapter 4: Expectations: Plan to Teach Students How to Be Successful.
Chapter 5: Rules and Consequences: Plan to Respond Consistently to Student Misbehavior.
Chapter 6: Motivation: Enhance Students’ Desire to Succeed.
Chapter 7: Preparation and Launch: Pull It All Together for the First Day.
Chapter 8: Implementation: Monitor and Adjust Your Plan Throughout the Year.
Chapter 9: Proactive Planning for Chronic Misbehavior.
Appendix A: CHAMPs and ACHIEVE versus Daily Reality Rating Scales.
Appendix B: Ratio of Interactions Monitoring Forms.
Appendix C: Misbehavior Recording Sheet.
Appendix D: Grade Book Analysis Worksheet.
Appendix E: On-Task Behavior Observation Sheet.
Appendix F: Opportunities to Respond Observation Sheet.
Appendix G: Student Satisfaction Survey.
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