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";This is an outstanding book. I love how the authors have spelled out practical ways to bridge research and practice."; Kathy Piechura-Couture Stetson University Comprehensive Classroom Management presents practical methods for creating a positive learning environment, working with behavioral problems, and dealing with a range of challenges in the K-12 classroom. This text uses real-life examples to help both pre- and in-service teachers understand and apply the principles of classroom management in their own classroom situations. Through numerous case studies, examples, and descriptions of specific strategies based on solid research and classroom experience, Comprehensive Classroom Management features classrooms ranging from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The book focuses on creating positive learning environments for students, and provides extensive, practical materials on both problem solving and building individual behavior change plans for students with behavioral problems. New to this Edition: Rewritten thoroughly to edit excess quotes, references, and theory, while still offering clarity in background and research, the book is more concise and reads more smoothly. ";Pause and Consider"; sections located throughout each chapter assist the student in applying the book's content to real-life situations and discussing the material with classmates. Additional illustrations, added throughout the book, enhance student interest and lighten the mood of the text. Graphic organizers, placed throughout the text, give students and instructors cognitive organizers to augment their experience. Internet references throughout the book provide students and instructors with material to supplement the text's content. New! Complete Instructor's Manual and CD with sample test items, activities, reproducible forms and links to useful sites will make course preparation far easier. New! Classroom vignettes video free to adopters will illustrate management issues in short clips.
Table of Contents
|About the Authors||p. xiv|
|Foundations of Comprehensive Classroom Management||p. 1|
|Classroom Management in Perspective||p. 3|
|Extent of the Problem||p. 4|
|Social Factors Influencing Students' Behavior||p. 9|
|School Factors Significantly Influence Students' Learning and Behavior||p. 13|
|Classroom Management: A Changing Perspective||p. 17|
|Comprehensive Classroom Management||p. 23|
|Factors Influencing How Teachers Manage Their Classrooms||p. 26|
|Recommended Reading||p. 36|
|Understanding Students' Basic Psychological Needs||p. 37|
|Theoretical Perspectives||p. 39|
|Students at Risk for School Failure||p. 56|
|The Issues of Order, Caring, and Power||p. 59|
|Methods for Discovering Students' Personal Needs||p. 66|
|Activities for Examining Students' Personal Needs||p. 68|
|Recommended Reading||p. 72|
|Creating Positive Interpersonal Relationships in the Classroom||p. 75|
|Establishing Positive Teacher-Student Relationships||p. 77|
|The Teacher as a Model||p. 81|
|Establishing Effective Relationships with Students||p. 82|
|Methods for Communicating Caring and Support||p. 89|
|Evaluating the Quality of Teacher-Student Relationships||p. 111|
|Implementation Activities||p. 112|
|Recommended Reading||p. 119|
|Creating Positive Peer Relationships||p. 120|
|Understanding the Classroom Group||p. 122|
|Acquaintance Activities||p. 128|
|Activities for Establishing a Cohesive, Supportive Group||p. 135|
|Activities for Enhancing Diverse Liking Patterns||p. 143|
|School Climate||p. 148|
|Activities for Examining Peer Relationships in the Classroom||p. 152|
|Recommended Reading||p. 155|
|Working with Parents||p. 156|
|Keeping Parents Informed||p. 158|
|Parent Conferences||p. 167|
|Dealing Effectively with Parents' Criticisms and Confrontations||p. 180|
|Placing School-Home Interaction in Perspective||p. 182|
|Additional Methods for Positively Engaging Parents of Second-Language Learners||p. 185|
|Assessing Parent Contacts||p. 186|
|Implementing and Assessing New Methods||p. 187|
|Recommended Reading||p. 188|
|Increasing Student Motivation and Learning by Implementing Instructional Methods that Meet Students' Academic Needs||p. 189|
|Enhancing Students' Motivation to Learn||p. 191|
|Key Issues in Student Motivation to Learn||p. 192|
|Students' Academic Needs||p. 194|
|Two Additional Methods for Enhancing Students' Motivation to Learn: Cooperative Learning and Peer Tutoring||p. 237|
|Example of Enhancing Motivation and Student Success||p. 245|
|Implementation Activities||p. 248|
|Recommended Reading||p. 251|
|Minimizing Disruptive Behavior and Increasing Learning by Effective Classroom Organization and Management||p. 253|
|Developing Standards for Classroom Behavior||p. 255|
|Developing General Behavior Standards or Rules||p. 258|
|Classroom Procedures||p. 266|
|Creative Examples of Teaching Rules and Procedures||p. 273|
|An Outline for Beginning the School Year||p. 278|
|Classroom Management Skills That Help Maximize On-Task Behavior||p. 282|
|Activities for Implementing and Assessing New Methods||p. 295|
|Recommended Reading||p. 298|
|When Prevention is Not Enough: Methods for Altering Unproductive Student Behavior||p. 299|
|Responding to Violations of Rules and Procedures||p. 301|
|Appropriate and Effective Responses to Irresponsible Student Behavior: Logical, Instructional Consequences, or Punishment?||p. 302|
|A Classroom Procedure for Responding to Disruptive Behavior||p. 304|
|Tips for Responding to Minor Disruptions||p. 313|
|Responding to Defiant Behavior||p. 318|
|Methods for Solving Major and Continuing Student Behavior Problems||p. 327|
|Activity for Assessing Your Skills in Responding to Escalating Student Behavior||p. 328|
|Recommended Reading||p. 330|
|Using Problem Solving to Resolve Behavior Problems||p. 331|
|Placing Problem Solving in Context||p. 336|
|A Model for Solving Problems with Individual Students||p. 337|
|Incorporating Problem Solving into a Schoolwide Student Management Plan||p. 348|
|Methods for Solving Problems between Students||p. 351|
|Methods for Group Problem Solving||p. 361|
|Implementation Activities||p. 369|
|Recommended Reading||p. 371|
|Developing Individual Behavior Change Plans||p. 372|
|Behavior Management in Perspective||p. 374|
|Conducting an Environmental Analysis/Functional Assessment||p. 379|
|Strategies for Helping Students Develop New Behavioral Skills||p. 392|
|Social Skills Training||p. 401|
|Developing Contracts||p. 407|
|A Team Approach to Developing a Positive Behavior Change Plan||p. 419|
|Implementation Activities||p. 424|
|Recommended Reading||p. 427|
|Possible Procedures for Common Areas in an Elementary School||p. 429|
|Name Index||p. 440|
|Subject Index||p. 443|
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