Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers (with MyEducationLab)

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 2008-04-08
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This best-selling text helps teachers plan, implement, and develop the most basic classroom management tasks to build 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; 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. All examples, checklists, case studies, and group activities are designed for the elementary level.

Table of Contents

Organizing Your Classroom and Supplies
Four Keys to Good Room Arrangement Suggestions for Arranging
Your Classroom Further Reading Suggested Activities
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
Classroom Rules and Procedures in a Second-Grade Class
Using Centers in a Multitask Classroom
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
Managing Student Work
Keeping Students Involved During Center Activities
Using Technology in an Upper Elementary Grade
Poor Work and Study Habits in a Fourth-Grade
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
Beginning the Year in a Literature-Based Primary Classroom
Beginning the Year in a Sixth-Grade Math Class Using Cooperative Learning
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
Unclear Procedures
A Science Lesson in a Sixth-Grade
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
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
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
Organizing Reading Instruction for Low-Academic-Level S
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