In the seventh edition, teachers will find a wealth of information about classroom management strategies that have been proven successful in the field. Each model is introduced clearly and comprehensively. This includes vignettes, a glossary of terms, Teacher Behavior Continuum construct, and the strengths and limitations of each model. At the end of each chapter, a 15-point test is included to reinforce concepts. An Honorable Mention feature is also presented that describes other discipline models. Teachers will find a wide range of methods and practical advice for solving discipline problems.
A teacher’s ability to manage the classroom strongly influences the quality of teaching and learning that can be accomplished. Among the most pressing concerns for inexperienced teachers is classroom management, a concern of equal importance to the general public in light of behavior problems and breakdowns in discipline that grab newspaper headlines. But classroom management is not just about problems and what to do when things go wrong and chaos erupts. It’s about how to run a classroom so as to elicit the best from even the most courteous group of students. An array of skills is needed to produce such a learning environment. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management raises issues and introduces evidence-based, real-world strategies for creating and maintaining well-managed classrooms where learning thrives. Students studying to become teachers will need to develop their own classroom management strategies consistent with their own philosophies of teaching and learning. It is hoped that this work will help open their eyes to the range of issues and the array of skills they might integrate into their unique teaching styles. Key Features: 325 signed entries organized in A-to-Z fashion across two volumes Reader's Guide grouping related entries thematically References/Further Readings and Cross-References sections Chronology in the back matter Resource Guide in the appendix This encyclopedia is an excellent scholarly source for students who are pursuing a degree or position in the field of education. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management is an ideal source for all academic and public libraries.
There are many serious social, and economic problems that impact student s’ behavior. Because countless minorities are at risk of behavior problems caused by poverty, racism, discrimination, and other negative conditions, special attention needs to be given to the development of programs and strategies to prevent behavioral problems. Developmental guidance programs in elementary schools that attend to the needs of all children are effective ways to prevent problems before they begin. Experts on poverty and inequality see a role for preschool intervention to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds have a better chance at success when they start elementary and secondary schools. Several models have been discussed such as reinforcing and rewarding behaviors, and consequences and punishment. In order to minimize disruptive behaviors, effective classroom management is the heart of preventing discipline problems. Teachers have put in place beginning the first day of school, their rules, procedures, and expectation in order to reduce problems in the classroom. A positive classroom climate is also needed to improve student learning and encourage good behavior.
This practical resource gives teachers at all levels hundreds of tested techniques and guidelines for maintaining control and order in the classroom. These have been developed and refined in the crucible of the modern classroom by teachers just like yourself and are ready to help you solve problems and create the disciplined environment that students and teachers need for effective learning. For easy use, all materials are printed in a special binding that folds flat for photocopying of the many forms, fact sheets and awards included, and are organized into five sections: I. TECHNIQUES & GUIDELINES FOR DEALING WITH 50 SCHOOL DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS provides over 150 specific ways to solve the various classroom management and control problems all teachers face, such as back-talking, student disputes, bullying, sexual harassment, theft, tardiness and truancy, incomplete homework, cheating, inattention, and vandalism. A few examples are The Swearing Stopper ... Five Ways to Quiet the Class Quickly ... The Behavior Control Ticket ... Hallway and Washroom Problem Solvers ... 18 Ways to Prevent Theft in School ... and What to Do When You Are Physically Attacked by a Student. II. PROBLEM-SOLVING MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES THAT KEEP STUDENTS ON TASK features over 40 techniques to assure a smooth-running classroom where discipline problems are at a minimum. Examples include The Class Parts Manager, a way to minimize the problem of students who come to class unprepared ... The Job Jar, a quick, constructive time-filler for students who finish work early ... and The Instant Newspaper Assignment, a technique to keep students working on task with high-interest, motivating topics. III. POSITIVE FEELINGS & CREATIVE IDEAS gives you nearly 65 ways to use positive feedback as a means of regulating behavior, including techniques such as Round 2-U, a way to deal with students who are continually late handing in assignments ... Earned Five-Minute Free-Time Cards ... and Positive Speak, an uplifting, affirmative approach that can have a tremendous effect on a student s academic performance. IV. CONCEPTS THAT PROTECT & TECHNIQUES THAT HELP offers scores of solid ideas that protect teachers, as well as students, in the ongoing classroom. The Sitting Teddy, for example, is a great idea for younger children who are afraid to ask to go to the restroom. 50 Strategies and Survival Guidelines for the First-Year Teacher is packed with sage advice for the beginner. Up-Front Assignment Chart facilitates student ownership of assignments. And Portfolios or Document Folders helps students keep their work organized. V. SPEAK EASY -- THE COMMUNICATION SECTION presents dozens of techniques and materials to facilitate communication with students as well as parents, colleagues and administrators, including 50 Communication Tips for Teachers ... Teacher-to-Parent Communication Form ... The Report Card Memo ... Two Daily Notice or Bulletin Systems for Quick Communication ... The Comprehensive Contract ... and many more. In the author s words, "CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE PROBLEM SOLVER is a 100 percent benefit for teachers. Ideas in this resource help to create the disciplined environment we all need. The techniques, strategies, and concepts were chosen because they were very practical. They are easy to use and are low cost. Some have great detail, others are simple, but they all have one thing in common -- they work!"
Classroom management is a topic of enduring concern for teachers, administrators, and the public. It consistently ranks as the first or second most serious educational problem in the eyes of the general public, and beginning teachers consistently rank it as their most pressing concern during their early teaching years. Management problems continue to be a major cause of teacher burnout and job dissatisfaction. Strangely, despite this enduring concern on the part of educators and the public, few researchers have chosen to focus on classroom management or to identify themselves with this critical field. The Handbook of Classroom Management has four primary goals: 1) to clarify the term classroom management; 2) to demonstrate to scholars and practitioners that there is a distinct body of knowledge that directly addresses teachers’ managerial tasks; 3) to bring together disparate lines of research and encourage conversations across different areas of inquiry; and 4) to promote a vigorous agenda for future research in this area. To this end, 47 chapters have been organized into 10 sections, each chapter written by a recognized expert in that area. Cutting across the sections and chapters are the following themes: *First, positive teacher-student relationships are seen as the very core of effective classroom management. *Second, classroom management is viewed as a social and moral curriculum. *Third, external reward and punishment strategies are not seen as optimal for promoting academic and social-emotional growth and self-regulated behavior. *Fourth, to create orderly, productive environments teachers must take into account student characteristics such as age, developmental level, race, ethnicity, cultural background, socioeconomic status, and ableness. Like other research handbooks, the Handbook of Classroom Management provides an indispensable reference volume for scholars, teacher educators, in-service practitioners, and the academic libraries serving these audiences. It is also appropriate for graduate courses wholly or partly devoted to the study of classroom management.
This is a book about discipline strategies that will help any educator to achieve a workable classroom environment. In fact, to become an effective teacher, one must first become an effective classroom manager (Duke 1979). By accomplishing this goal, it is important to ask yourself if you can get students to cooperate in a task the very first time they are told or carry out the classroom procedures smoothly. If you answer yes to this goal, then you are no doubt an effective classroom manager. However, many teachers have trouble with this aspect of teaching fundamentals.
Filled with sound practical advice, this book provides a variety of methods and techniques teachers can use to deal with discipline problems - from minor misbehavior to very serious assaults by a child against a teacher, peer, or self. Models and concepts are summarized in clear, easy-to-understand tables that highlight key points and facilitate comparisons among models. The book provides many classroom examples and illustrations for each concept discussed. These examples show a teacher, step-by-step, how to implement each model in specific situations. Solving Discipline Problems: Methods and Models for Today's Teachers, Fourth Edition is a resource every teacher needs to have.