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Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers,9780205349982

Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780205349982

ISBN10:
0205349986
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers, Sixth Edition, gives teachers the information and skills they need to establish management systems in today's rich, multicultural classroom, based on the authors' 30 years of research and experience in more than 500 classrooms. This best-selling text helps teachers plan, implement and develop the most basic classroom management tasks to develop a smoothly running classroom that encourages learning. Written for the prospective or new elementary-level teacher, the text's content is ready to be applied in a classroom setting. The text addresses the planning decisions teachers must make, including arranging the physical space, establishing rules and procedures, planning and conducting instruction, encouraging appropriate behavior, addressing problem behavior, and using good communication skills, with particular attention paid to the growth of ethnically diverse classrooms. All examples, checklists, case studies, and group activities are designed for the elementary level.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Organizing Your Classroom and Supplies
1(17)
Four Keys to Good Room Arrangement
3(1)
Suggestions for Arranging Your Classroom
4(14)
Wall and Ceiling Space
4(2)
Floor Space
6(6)
Storage Space and Supplies
12(2)
Further Reading
14(1)
Suggested Activities
15(2)
Room Preparation
17(1)
Choosing Rules and Procedures
18(22)
Why All Kinds of Classrooms Need Rules and Procedures
19(1)
Preliminary Considerations
20(5)
Definition of Terms
20(1)
Identifying School Rules and Procedures
21(1)
Planning Your Classroom Rules
22(1)
Student Participation in Rule Setting
23(2)
Planning Classroom Procedures
25(15)
Procedures for Room Use
25(2)
Procedures during Individual Work and Teacher-Led Activities
27(2)
Transitions into and out of the Room
29(1)
Procedures during Teacher-Led Small-Group Instruction
30(2)
Procedures during Cooperative Group Activities
32(1)
General Procedures
32(2)
Further Reading
34(1)
Suggested Activities
35(1)
Classroom Procedures and Rules in a Second Grade Class
36(1)
Using Centers in a Multitask Classroom
37(1)
Rules and Procedures
38(2)
Managing Student Work
40(18)
Clear Communication of Assignments and Work Requirements
42(3)
Instructions for Assignments
43(1)
Standards for Form, Neatness, and Due Dates
43(1)
Procedures for Absent Students
44(1)
Monitoring Progress on and Completion of Assignments
45(3)
Monitoring Work in Progress
45(1)
Monitoring the Completion of Assignments
46(1)
Maintaining Records of Student Work
47(1)
Managing Student Portfolios
47(1)
Managing the Paperwork
48(1)
Feedback to Students
49(9)
Further Reading
51(1)
Suggested Activities
51(1)
Managing Student Work
52(1)
Keeping Students Involved during Center Activities
53(1)
Using Technology in an Upper Elementary Grade
54(1)
Poor Work and Study Habits in a Fourth-Grade Class
55(1)
Accountability Procedures
56(2)
Getting Off to a Good Start
58(29)
Teaching Rules and Procedures
59(2)
Planning for a Good Beginning
61(26)
Planning for the First Days of School
62(1)
Some Typical Activities
62(5)
Communicating with Parents
67(1)
Special Problems
68(3)
Preparing for a Substitute
71(1)
Further Reading
72(1)
Suggested Activities
73(1)
Beginning the Year in a Literature-Based Primary Classroom
73(7)
Beginning the Year in a Sixth-Grade Math Class Using Cooperative Learning
80(5)
Preparation, for the Beginning of School
85(2)
Planning and Conducting Instruction
87(24)
Planning Instructional Activities
88(10)
Types of Planning
89(1)
Types of Instructional Activities
89(5)
Arranging Activities within a Lesson
94(1)
Planning for Clear Instruction
95(2)
Technology in the Classroom
97(1)
Kounin's Concepts for Managing Whole-Group Instruction
98(5)
Preventing Misbehavior
100(1)
Managing Movement
101(1)
Maintaining Group Focus
101(2)
Common Problems in Conducting Instruction
103(8)
Transitions
103(2)
Clarity
105(1)
Further Reading
105(1)
Suggested Activities
106(1)
Problem 5.1
106(1)
Problem 5.2
107(1)
Problem 5.3
107(1)
Problem 5.4
107(1)
A Science Lesson in a Sixth-Grade Class
108(1)
Planning for Instruction
109(2)
Managing Cooperative Learning Groups
111(20)
Research on Cooperative Learning
112(1)
Examples of Group Activities
113(1)
Strategies and Routines That Support Cooperative Learning
114(5)
Room Arrangement
114(1)
Talk and Movement Procedures
115(1)
Group Attention Signals
116(1)
Promoting Interdependence within the Group
117(1)
Individual Accountability
118(1)
Monitoring Student Work and Behavior
119(1)
Interventions for Groups
120(1)
Effective Group Work Skills
121(2)
Social Skills
121(1)
Explaining Skills
122(1)
Leadership Skills
122(1)
Beginning the Use of Cooperative Learning Groups
123(8)
Room Arrangement
123(1)
Procedures and Routines
123(1)
Forming Groups
124(1)
Initial Group Tasks
125(1)
Teaching Group Skills
126(1)
Student Goals and Participation
127(1)
Using Group and Individual Rewards
128(1)
Further Reading
128(1)
Suggested Activities
129(1)
Planning for Cooperative Group Instruction
130(1)
Maintaining Appropriate Student Behavior
131(18)
Monitoring Student Behavior
133(2)
Consistency
135(1)
Management of Inappropriate Behavior
136(1)
Four Ways to Manage Inappropriate Behavior
137(1)
Building a Positive Climate
137(2)
Improving Class Climate through Incentives and Rewards
139(4)
Recognition
140(1)
Activities
140(1)
Symbols
141(1)
Material Incentives
142(1)
Caution in the Use of Rewards
143(6)
Further Reading
144(1)
Suggested Activities
145(2)
Problem 7.1: Misbehavior in a Third Grade Class
147(2)
Communication Skills for Teaching
149(23)
Constructive Assertiveness
152(2)
Stating the Problem or Concern
153(1)
Body Language
153(1)
Obtaining Appropriate Behavior
154(1)
Empathic Responding
154(4)
Listening Skills
156(1)
Processing Skills
156(2)
Problem Solving
158(4)
Talking with Parents
162(10)
Further Reading
163(1)
Suggested Activities
163(1)
Developing Assertiveness Skills
163(1)
Recognizing Listening Responses
164(1)
Producing Empathic Responses
165(1)
Problem-Solving Exercises
166(1)
Dialogue Analysis
167(1)
Vignettes
167(1)
Brad
167(1)
Alice and Alicia
168(1)
Terrence
169(1)
Assertiveness Assessment Scales
170(2)
Managing Problem Behaviors
172(24)
What Is Problem Behavior?
174(1)
Nonproblem
174(1)
Minor Problem
174(1)
Major Problem but Limited in Scope and Effects
174(1)
Escalating or Spreading Problem
174(1)
Goals for Managing Problem Behavior
175(1)
Management Strategies
175(12)
Minor Interventions
177(2)
Moderate Interventions
179(2)
More Extensive Interventions
181(6)
Special Problems
187(6)
Tattling
188(1)
Rudeness toward the Teacher
189(1)
Chronic Avoidance of Work
190(1)
Fighting
191(1)
Other Aggressive Behavior
192(1)
Defiance or Hostility toward the Teacher
192(1)
A Final Reminder: Think and Act Positively
193(3)
Further Reading
194(1)
Suggested Activities
195(1)
Managing Special Groups
196(32)
Assessing Entering Achievement
197(1)
Identifying Special Groups
198(1)
Strategies for Individual Differences
198(11)
Team Teaching
198(2)
Modifying Whole-Class Instruction
200(1)
Supplementary Instruction
201(4)
Individualized Instruction
205(3)
Additional Strategies
208(1)
Working with Special Needs Students
209(10)
Students with Learning Disabilities
210(1)
Students with Emotional or Behavioral Problems
210(2)
Students with Serious Social Deficits (Asperger's Syndrome)
212(1)
Students with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity
213(1)
Students Who Are Deaf or Hearing Impaired
214(1)
Students Who Have Visual Impairments
215(1)
Students with Limited English Proficiency
216(2)
Students Living in Extreme Poverty
218(1)
Teaching Lower-Achieving Students
219(3)
Active Instruction
219(1)
Organizing and Pacing Instruction
220(1)
Remedial Instruction
220(1)
Building Positive Attitudes
221(1)
Teaching Higher-Achieving Students
222(6)
Further Reading
223(1)
Suggested Activities
223(1)
Organizing Reading Instruction for Low Academic Level Students
224(1)
Supporting Students with Auditory Disabilities in the Classroom
225(1)
Teaching Students in a Third Grade Inclusion Class
226(1)
Team Teaching
227(1)
A Heterogeneous Class
227(1)
Appendix: Answer Keys for Chapter Activities 228(10)
References and Further Readings 238(5)
Index 243


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