Classroom Management for Middle and High School Teachers

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-02-19
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Key Benefit:Based on the authors'30 years of research and experience in more than 500 classrooms, this best-selling guide helps new or prospective teachers plan, implement, and maintain a classroom management plan to develop a smoothly running classroom that encourages learning. Key Topics:The authors address planning decisions 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. Particular attention is given to the growth of diverse and inclusive classrooms. Market:Pre- or in-service classroom teachers of grades 4-12.

Table of Contents

Organizing Your Classroom and Materials
Five Keys to Good Room Arrangement
Suggestions for Arranging Your Classroom
If You Have to "Float"
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
Checklist 1: Room Preparation
Choosing Rules and Procedures
Why Rules and Procedures Are Needed
General Procedures
Procedures During Seatwork and Teacher-Led Instruction
Procedures For Student Group Work
Miscellaneous Procedures
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
Case Study 2.1: Classroom Rules and Procedures in an Eighth-Grade Class
Case Study 2.2: Procedures for Small-Group Work/Laboratory Activities
Checklist 2: Rules and Procedures
Managing Student Work
Your Grading System and Record Keeping
Feedback and Monitoring Procedures
Communicating Assignments and Work Requirements
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
Case Study 3.1: An Accountability System in an English Class
Case Study 3.2: Managing Student Work in a Math Class
Case Study 3.3: Managing Long-Term Assignments
Case Study 3.4: Poor Work and Study Habits in Mathematics
Checklist 3: Procedures for Managing Student Work
Getting Off to a Good Start
Perspectives on the Beginning of the Year
Planning for a Good Beginning
Activities on the First Day of Classes
The Second Day of Classes
After the Second Day
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
Case Study 4.1: Beginning the Year in a First-Year Algebra Class Using Cooperative Learning Groups
Case Study 4.2: Beginning the Year in a High School Biology Class
Case Study 4.3: Conduct Problems in a History Class
Checklist 4: Preparation for the Beginning of School
Planning and Conducting Instruction
Planning Classroom Activities
Organization Activities
Kounin's Concepts for Managing Group Instruction
Transition Management
Instructional Management
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
Case Study 5.1: Over and Over
Case Study 5.2: Transition Problems
Case Study 5.3: Problems with Small-Group and Discussion Activities
Case Study 5.4: Kounin Concepts
Case Study 5.5: A Science Lesson
Checklist 5: Planning for Instruction
Managing Cooperative Learning Groups
Research on Cooperative Learning
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
Prompt Management of Inappropriate Behavior
Building a Positive Climate
Improving Class Climate through Incentives or Rewards
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
Case Study 7.1: Examples of Incentives and Rewards
Communication Skills for Teaching
Constructive Assertiveness
Empathetic Responding
Problem Solving
Talking with Parents
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
Assertiveness Assessment Scales
Case Study 8.1: Three Dialogues
Managing Problem Behaviors
What Is Problem Behavior
Goals for Managing Problem Behavior
Management Strategies
Special Problems
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
Managing Special Groups
Teaching Heterogeneous Classes
Teaching Remedial Classes
Students with Special
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