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The handbook for improving morale by managing, disciplining and motivating your studentsThis second edition of the bestselling book includes practical suggestions for arranging your classroom, talking to students, avoiding the misbehavior cycle, and making your school a place where students learn and teachers teach. The book also contains enlivening Q&A from teachers, letters from students, and tips for grading. This new edition has been expanded to include coverage of the following topics: discipline, portfolio assessments, and technology in the classroom.+ Includes engaging questions for reflection at the end of each chapter+ Johnson is the author of The New York Times bestseller Dangerous Minds (originally My Posse Don't Do Homework)+ Contains a wealth of practical tools that support stellar classroom instructionThis thoroughly revised and updated edition contains comprehensive advice for both new and experienced teachers on classroom management, discipline, motivation, and morale.
LouAnne Johnson is a former U.S. Navy journalist, Marine Corps officer, and high school teacher. She is the author of several books, including The Queen of Education and the New York Times bestseller Dangerous Minds. At present, Johnson is associate professor of teacher education at Santa Fe Community College.
Table of Contents
|The Author||p. xi|
|Dear Teacher: An Open Letter||p. 1|
|Are You Teacher Material?||p. 5|
|Super, Excellent, or Good?||p. 7|
|Earn Some Extra Credit||p. 10|
|Those Who Can‚«÷t Teach Can Still Do||p. 12|
|What Is Teaching All About?||p. 13|
|Do Your Homework||p. 17|
|Choose Your Persona||p. 19|
|Dress the Part||p. 21|
|Train Those Little Puppies||p. 22|
|Control Your Classroom, Not Your Students||p. 24|
|Plan for Bathroom Breaks||p. 26|
|Your Optional Agenda||p. 28|
|Face Your Own Prejudices||p. 29|
|Respect Yourself||p. 33|
|Grades: Percentage? Curve? Coin Toss?||p. 37|
|Covering Curriculum Is Not Teaching||p. 40|
|There Is No Such Thing as a Casual Remark to a Child||p. 42|
|The Big Three: Preparation, Preparation, Preparation||p. 45|
|Prepare Your Room||p. 46|
|Prepare Your Paperwork||p. 67|
|Prepare Yourself||p. 80|
|Start with a Smile||p. 91|
|Day One: Start with a Smile||p. 92|
|Grab Your Students by Their Brains||p. 97|
|Stop the Teacher-Versus-Student Attitude in Its Tracks||p. 98|
|Teach Your Procedure for Oral Responses||p. 103|
|Be Prepared for ‚«£Test the Teacher‚«†||p. 104|
|Create a Daily ‚«£Do-Now‚«†Activity||p. 108|
|Introduce Students to Each Other||p. 111|
|Establish Routines and Rituals||p. 114|
|Take Time to Think||p. 119|
|Do Some Diagnostics||p. 120|
|Welcome Handouts and Folders||p. 121|
|Delegate Some Authority||p. 123|
|Demonstrate the Power of Choice||p. 124|
|Review Maslow's Hierarchy||p. 126|
|Introduce Metacognition||p. 129|
|Show Your Gratitude||p. 132|
|The Hard Part Is Over—We Hope||p. 132|
|Discipline Is Not a Dirty Word||p. 135|
|Define Your Philosophy||p. 136|
|What Goes Around Does Come Around||p. 138|
|Cowboy Philosophy||p. 140|
|Rules Versus Procedures||p. 142|
|Rules for Creating Rules||p. 143|
|Identify Your Bullies and Outcasts||p. 145|
|Characteristics of Successful Discipline Policies||p. 146|
|Twelve Steps to Better Discipline||p. 153|
|If You Have to Have Detention,Make It Worthwhile||p. 162|
|Keep Records||p. 163|
|Consult the Experts, but Trust Your Instincts||p. 163|
|Emergency Meltdown Disaster Plan||p. 164|
|The Three Rs: Reading, Reading, Reading||p. 171|
|What's the Problem?||p. 172|
|What the Solution?||p. 174|
|And Now for Something Completely Different||p. 190|
|Shakespeare for Reluctant Readers||p. 192|
|Use Music to Introduce Poetry||p. 198|
|Light and Learning||p. 201|
|Can't Read—or Won't Read?||p. 201|
|Seeing Is Believing||p. 205|
|Scotopic Sensitivity||p. 206|
|Signs and Symptoms of Light Sensitivity||p. 209|
|Scientific Support||p. 209|
|Shedding More Light on the Subject||p. 211|
|Foods for Thought||p. 215|
|The Big Fat Problem||p. 216|
|Mother's Milk Versus Formula||p. 219|
|Doctor's Orders||p. 221|
|Other Major Nutritional Villains||p. 221|
|We Need to "Use Our Noodles"||p. 227|
|Top Twelve Motivational Strategies||p. 231|
|Help Students Believe Success Is Possible||p. 233|
|Adjust the Attitudes||p. 235|
|Alter Student Self-Perceptions||p. 238|
|Catch Kids Being Good||p. 241|
|Reach Out to Parents and Guardians||p. 242|
|Be Your Own Guinea Pigs||p. 243|
|Request Frequent Feedback||p. 245|
|Chart Student Progress||p. 245|
|Go Right-Brain||p. 249|
|Make Mistakes Mandatory||p. 253|
|Connect Through Private Journals||p. 255|
|Introduce Ethics||p. 258|
|The Posse Update||p. 261|
|Where Are the Dangerous Minds Kids Today?||p. 262|
|My Take on the Movie||p. 268|
|Twenty Years from Now||p. 271|
|The Good News||p. 274|
|My Excellent-Eleven Book List||p. 279|
|Recommended Web Sites||p. 282|
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