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The 5th edition of Classroom Management: Creating a Successful K-12 Learning Community
provides more explicit, detailed, and vivid examples as well as in-depth descriptions of actual situations. The text provides more information about differences in handling issues for the elementary, middle, and secondary grades along with specific examples and descriptions for various grade levels.
New to this edition are new sections about professional teaching standards that relate to classroom management and discipline along with research on classroom management as it relates to effective teaching. A new first section of the chapter concerning "Working with Colleagues" includes working with other educators, such as school psychologists, school counselors, paraprofessionals, technology coordinators, special education teachers, and instructional coaches or mentors. An expanded discussion in the first section on "Classroom Management Implications for Diverse Classrooms" offers more information about culturally and linguistically students. Furthermore an added section at the end of the chapter on "Getting to Know Your Students" provides reasons and specific strategies to help teachers get to know their students and to recognize the diversity of students in their classroom.
The textbook offers a step-by-step guide towards achieving successfulclassroom management for grades K-12. Each chapter discusses a different aspect of classroom management; the chapters are thenbroken down into more specific areas of interest within that particular topic. The first two chapters discuss discipline as awhole, including the why’s of misbehavior and the different models of classroom discipline. The next several chapters inform the readerabout real classroom management techniques, starting with preparing for the school year and including tips on maintaining communicationwith students. The text also includes chapters devoted to the nontraditional student and also to the special needs student. Thelast several chapters offer instruction as to how to deal with misbehavior ranging from talking back to physical violence. Thechapters all contain a list of each of the following: reflection questions, suggested activities, further reading, and technologicalresources. The book will be appropriate for those enrolled in an education program at the college level.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
The new edition of this book provides more explicit, detailed, and vivid examples, as well as in-depth descriptions of actual situations. The text provides more information about differences in handling issues for the elementary, middle, and secondary grades along with specific examples and descriptions for various grade levels. New to this edition are sections on professional teaching standards that relate to classroom management and discipline, along with research on classroom management as it relates to effective teaching.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Understanding Management and Discipline in the Classroom
Chapter 2: Models of Discipline
Chapter 3: Preparing for the School Year
Chapter 4: Choosing Rules and Procedures
Chapter 5: Maintaining Appropriate Student Behavior
Chapter 6: Communication Skills for Teaching
Chapter 7: Motivating Students to Learn
Chapter 8: Knowing Your Diverse Students
Chapter 9: Helping Students with Special Needs
Chapter 10: Planning and Conducting Instruction
Chapter 11: Responding to Inappropriate Behavior
Chapter 12: Dealing with Challenging or Violent Students
Chapter 13: Collaborating with Colleagues and Families