Synopses & Reviews
Based on the author's disastrous first year of teachingwhich began with no classroom-management skillsthis humorous personal account offers clear and specific advice on how to become an adept classroom manager. Funny and practical, this new edition also continues the author's story, sharing what he has learned since leaving the teaching field for five years and then returning to the classroom. From discussing why learning to discipline is so difficult to outlining the tactics that both do and do not work, this book shows how a "softy" eventually became the Teacher of the Year over the course of four years and offers encouragement to teachers who are currently struggling.
About the Author
'\"Reluctant Disciplinarian is that rare classroom management book that is both thoughtful and realistic. It is also a great read, with parts that are laugh-out-loud funny. We use Gary Rubinstein\'s book every year with our incoming teachers. Classroom management is a key to successful teaching and Rubinstein\'s book provides hard-won knowledge for how first-year teachers, or any teacher, can create a well-managed classroom. Rubinstein shows that classroom management can be both respectful and practical, in any situation.\" Ben Guest, program manager, Mississippi Teacher Corps\"I was reading Reluctant Disciplinarian last night. Lots of wonderful stuff here! The \'hero teacher\' section is so good I cheered, even though I\'ve probably succumbed to that inclination now and then. I guess we all do.\" Jonathan Kozol, author, Death at an Early Age and On Being a Teacher'