Comprehensive Classroom Management : Creating Communities of Support and Solving Problems

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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";This is an outstanding book. I love how the authors have spelled out practical ways to bridge research and practice."; Kathy Piechura-Couture Stetson University Comprehensive Classroom Management presents practical methods for creating a positive learning environment, working with behavioral problems, and dealing with a range of challenges in the K-12 classroom. This text uses real-life examples to help both pre- and in-service teachers understand and apply the principles of classroom management in their own classroom situations. Through numerous case studies, examples, and descriptions of specific strategies based on solid research and classroom experience, Comprehensive Classroom Management features classrooms ranging from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The book focuses on creating positive learning environments for students, and provides extensive, practical materials on both problem solving and building individual behavior change plans for students with behavioral problems. New to this Edition: Rewritten thoroughly to edit excess quotes, references, and theory, while still offering clarity in background and research, the book is more concise and reads more smoothly. ";Pause and Consider"; sections located throughout each chapter assist the student in applying the book's content to real-life situations and discussing the material with classmates. Additional illustrations, added throughout the book, enhance student interest and lighten the mood of the text. Graphic organizers, placed throughout the text, give students and instructors cognitive organizers to augment their experience. Internet references throughout the book provide students and instructors with material to supplement the text's content. New! Complete Instructor's Manual and CD with sample test items, activities, reproducible forms and links to useful sites will make course preparation far easier. New! Classroom vignettes video free to adopters will illustrate management issues in short clips.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
About the Authorsp. xiv
Foundations of Comprehensive Classroom Managementp. 1
Classroom Management in Perspectivep. 3
Extent of the Problemp. 4
Social Factors Influencing Students' Behaviorp. 9
School Factors Significantly Influence Students' Learning and Behaviorp. 13
Classroom Management: A Changing Perspectivep. 17
Comprehensive Classroom Managementp. 23
Factors Influencing How Teachers Manage Their Classroomsp. 26
Summaryp. 35
Recommended Readingp. 36
Understanding Students' Basic Psychological Needsp. 37
Theoretical Perspectivesp. 39
Students at Risk for School Failurep. 56
The Issues of Order, Caring, and Powerp. 59
Methods for Discovering Students' Personal Needsp. 66
Activities for Examining Students' Personal Needsp. 68
Summaryp. 72
Recommended Readingp. 72
Creating Positive Interpersonal Relationships in the Classroomp. 75
Establishing Positive Teacher-Student Relationshipsp. 77
The Teacher as a Modelp. 81
Establishing Effective Relationships with Studentsp. 82
Methods for Communicating Caring and Supportp. 89
Evaluating the Quality of Teacher-Student Relationshipsp. 111
Implementation Activitiesp. 112
Summaryp. 119
Recommended Readingp. 119
Creating Positive Peer Relationshipsp. 120
Understanding the Classroom Groupp. 122
Acquaintance Activitiesp. 128
Activities for Establishing a Cohesive, Supportive Groupp. 135
Activities for Enhancing Diverse Liking Patternsp. 143
School Climatep. 148
Activities for Examining Peer Relationships in the Classroomp. 152
Summaryp. 154
Recommended Readingp. 155
Working with Parentsp. 156
Keeping Parents Informedp. 158
Parent Conferencesp. 167
Dealing Effectively with Parents' Criticisms and Confrontationsp. 180
Placing School-Home Interaction in Perspectivep. 182
Additional Methods for Positively Engaging Parents of Second-Language Learnersp. 185
Assessing Parent Contactsp. 186
Implementing and Assessing New Methodsp. 187
Summaryp. 187
Recommended Readingp. 188
Increasing Student Motivation and Learning by Implementing Instructional Methods that Meet Students' Academic Needsp. 189
Enhancing Students' Motivation to Learnp. 191
Key Issues in Student Motivation to Learnp. 192
Students' Academic Needsp. 194
Two Additional Methods for Enhancing Students' Motivation to Learn: Cooperative Learning and Peer Tutoringp. 237
Example of Enhancing Motivation and Student Successp. 245
Implementation Activitiesp. 248
Summaryp. 251
Recommended Readingp. 251
Minimizing Disruptive Behavior and Increasing Learning by Effective Classroom Organization and Managementp. 253
Developing Standards for Classroom Behaviorp. 255
Developing General Behavior Standards or Rulesp. 258
Classroom Proceduresp. 266
Creative Examples of Teaching Rules and Proceduresp. 273
An Outline for Beginning the School Yearp. 278
Classroom Management Skills That Help Maximize On-Task Behaviorp. 282
Activities for Implementing and Assessing New Methodsp. 295
Summaryp. 298
Recommended Readingp. 298
When Prevention is Not Enough: Methods for Altering Unproductive Student Behaviorp. 299
Responding to Violations of Rules and Proceduresp. 301
Appropriate and Effective Responses to Irresponsible Student Behavior: Logical, Instructional Consequences, or Punishment?p. 302
A Classroom Procedure for Responding to Disruptive Behaviorp. 304
Tips for Responding to Minor Disruptionsp. 313
Responding to Defiant Behaviorp. 318
Methods for Solving Major and Continuing Student Behavior Problemsp. 327
Activity for Assessing Your Skills in Responding to Escalating Student Behaviorp. 328
Summaryp. 328
Recommended Readingp. 330
Using Problem Solving to Resolve Behavior Problemsp. 331
Placing Problem Solving in Contextp. 336
A Model for Solving Problems with Individual Studentsp. 337
Incorporating Problem Solving into a Schoolwide Student Management Planp. 348
Methods for Solving Problems between Studentsp. 351
Methods for Group Problem Solvingp. 361
Implementation Activitiesp. 369
Summaryp. 370
Recommended Readingp. 371
Developing Individual Behavior Change Plansp. 372
Behavior Management in Perspectivep. 374
Conducting an Environmental Analysis/Functional Assessmentp. 379
Strategies for Helping Students Develop New Behavioral Skillsp. 392
Social Skills Trainingp. 401
Developing Contractsp. 407
A Team Approach to Developing a Positive Behavior Change Planp. 419
Implementation Activitiesp. 424
Summaryp. 426
Recommended Readingp. 427
Possible Procedures for Common Areas in an Elementary Schoolp. 429
Bibliographyp. 431
Name Indexp. 440
Subject Indexp. 443
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