Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-02-20
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers, Eightg 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 readers 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 school 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, creating a positive climate, establishing expectations, 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 diverse and inclusive classrooms.

Table of Contents

Organizing Your Classroom and Supplies Four Keys to Good Room Arrangement Suggestions for Arranging Your Classroom Further Reading Suggested Activities Checklist1: Room Preparation
Establishing Classroom Rules and Procedures What Is an Effectively Managed Classroom? Preliminary Considerations Planning Classroom Rules Planning Classroom Procedures Further Reading Suggested Activities Case Study 2.1: Classroom Rules and Procedures in a Second-Grade Class Case Study 2.2: Using Centers in a Multitask Classroom Checklist2: Classroom Rules and Procedures
Procedures for Managing Student Work Clear Communication of Assignments and Work Requirements Monitoring Progress on and Completion of Assignments Feedback to Students Further Reading Suggested Activities Case Study 3.1: Managing Student Work Case Study 3.2: Keeping Students Involved During Center Activities Case Study 3.3: Using Technology in an Upper Elementary Grade Case Study 3.4: Poor Work and Study Habits in a Fourth-Grade Class Checklist 3: Student Work Accountability Procedures
Getting Off to a Good Start Creating a Positive Climate in Your Classroom Teaching Rules and Procedures Planning for a Good Beginning Further Reading Suggested Activities Case Study 4.1: Beginning the Year in a Literature-Based Primary Classroom Case Study 4.2: Beginning the Year in a Sixth-Grade Math Class Using Cooperative Learning Checklist 4: Preparation for the Beginning of School
Planning and Conducting Instruction Planning Instructional Activities Kounins Concepts for Managing Whole-Group Instruction Common Problems in Conducting Instruction Further Reading Suggested Activities Case Study 5.1: Unclear Procedures Case Study 5.2: A Science Lesson in a Sixth-Grade Class Checklist 5: Planning for Instruction
Managing Cooperative Learning Groups Research on Cooperative Learning Examples of Group Activities Strategies and Routines That Support Cooperative Learning Monitoring Student Work and Behavior Interventions for Groups Effective Group Work Skills Beginning the Use of Cooperative Learning Groups Further Reading Suggested Activities Checklist 6: Planning for Cooperative Group Instruction
Maintaining Appropriate Student Behavior Monitoring Student Behavior Consistency Management of Inappropriate Behavior Building a Positive Climate Improving Class Climate through Incentives and Rewards Caution in the Use of Rewards Further Reading Suggested Activities Problem 7.1: Misbehavior in a Third-Grade Class
Communication Skills for Teaching Constructive Assertiveness Empathetic Responding Problem Solving Talking with Parents Further Reading Suggested Activities Vignettes
Managing Problem Behaviors What Is Problem Behavior Goals for Managing Problem Behavior Management Strategies Special Problems A Final Reminder: Think and Act Positively Further Reading Suggested Activities
Managing Special Groups Assessing Entering Achievement Identifying Special Groups Strategies for Individual Differences Working with Students with Special Needs Teaching Lower-Achieving Students Teaching Higher-Achieving Students Further Reading Suggested Activities Case Study 10.1: Organizing Reading Instruction for Low-Academic-Level S
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