Mindful of current legislation, this teacher-friendly, standards-driven edition ofElementary Classroom Managementexamines issues and models of management concerns in 21 st century elementary classrooms. Well-conceived classroom management helps establish positive environments and programs where communication, cooperation, and dedication to learning prevail. This text is designed to assist teachers, both novice and experienced, in developing and refining management skills that lead to learning and enjoyment in the classroom. While based upon proven research methods, the aim of the text is to provide clear, practical advice.
C. M. Charles is Professor Emeritus at San Diego State University, where he directed innovative programs in teacher education and received multiple distinguished teaching and outstanding professor awards. An international consultant, Charles is author of more than 25 books, including Building Classroom Discipline, the leading text in its field for 25 years.
Gail W. Senter earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Southern California. After teaching in public schools, she moved her professional focus to university-level teacher-training programs in Southern California. In that capacity, she has held faculty positions at the San Diego campus of Chapman University, California State University San Bernardino, and California State University San Marcos, working with pre-service and veteran teachers at both the elementary and secondary levels. She assisted C.M. Charles on his book Introduction to Educational Research, collaborated with Charles on multiple editions of Building Classroom Discipline (tenth edition, 2011) and is principal author of Elementary Classroom Management (sixth edition, 2012).
PART I: BEFORE THE SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS
Chapter 1- Classroom Management: Problems and Promises
Chapter 2 - Laying Out the School Year
Chapter 3 - Managing the Physical Environment of the Classroom
PART II: THE FIRST DAYS AND THE FIRST WEEKS
Chapter 4 - Managing the Psychosocial Environment of the Classroom
Chapter 5 - Managing Student Motivation to Learn
PART III: MANAGERIAL MATTERS THAT REQUIRE ONGOING ATTENTION
Chapter 6 - Managing Instruction
Chapter 7 - Managing Instruction
Chapter 8 - Managing Special Groups
Chapter 9 - Managing Student Behavior
Chapter 10 - Managing Assessment, Record Keeping, and Reporting
Chapter 11 - Managing Communication with Students, Caregivers, and Others
PART IV: MANAGERIAL MATTERS RELATED TO PROFESSIONALISM AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
Chapter 12 - Managing the Work of Paraprofessionals, Substitute teachers, Student Teachers, and Contacts With Advocates
Chapter 13 - Managing Emotional Trauma and Job-Related Stress Productively
Chapter 14 - Epilogue: It’s Your Turn
Appendix A: The Legislation of Inclusion and School Reform: A Primer
Appendix B: Comprehensive List of Websites, References, and Recommended Readings
Name and Subject Index