Elementary Classroom Management

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  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This text offers teachers a concise and applied guide to successfully managing the elementary school classroom within the context of new No Child Left Behind and standards-driven concerns. Mindful of NCLB legislation, this teacher-friENDly, standards-driven new EDITION examines issues and models of management concerns in 21st century elementary classrooms. Well-conceived classroom management helps establish positive environments and programs where communication, cooperation, and dedication to learning prevail. This book is designed to assist teachers, both novice and experienced, in developing and refining management skills that lead to learning and enjoyment of the classroom. New to this EDITION: bull; bull;New chapter correlations to the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC), the Praxis Series, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) are included to provide easy reference for students. bull;A new section in Chapter 13 presents ways to deal with the emotions of stress that result from unexpected or disastrous events. bull;Discussion of No Child Left Behind legislation, which asks for best practice and research-supported practice, is infused into all chapters. bull;Updated technology, including technology to assist teachers and students with special needs is included (Ch 6) with a clear distinction between students learning from technology versus students learning with technology. bull;New to the chapter on Managing Special Groups (Ch.8), are references to specific assistive technologies for the student and teacher. bull;Chapter 9 discusses extreme behaviors including ";the bully, the bullied, and the bystander"; that are all too common in today's schools. Related TITLEs: Building Classroom Discipline, 8/e Carol M. Charles Collaboration by Gail W. Senter ISBN 0-205-41257-2 Introduction to Educational Research with Research Navigator, 5/e Craig A. Mertler Carol M. Charles ISBN 0-205-41412-5 Classroom Management for Middle-Grades Teachers, 1/e C. M. Charles Emeritus Marilyn G. Charles ISBN 0-205-36128-5

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
Classroom Management: Problems and Promisesp. 1
Anticipation-Reaction Guidep. 1
The Case of Janna Smartp. 2
The Weight of Minor Detailsp. 5
What Teachers Try to Accomplish, and Howp. 6
The Instructional Package: Content, Instruction Through Experience, and Managementp. 7
Janna Smart Revisitedp. 9
Summary Self-Checkp. 14
Activities for Reflection and Growthp. 15
References and Recommended Readingsp. 15
Laying Out the Yearp. 16
Anticipation-Reaction Guidep. 16
How To Lay Out the Yearp. 17
Curriculum from the Management Perspectivep. 23
Mapping the Big Picturep. 24
A Word About Standardsp. 25
The Goals of the School Curriculump. 26
Implementing the Curriculump. 26
Smoothing and Sparklingp. 29
A Word about Individual Lessonsp. 30
Summary Self-Checkp. 30
Activities for Reflection and Growthp. 31
References and Recommended Readingsp. 32
Managing the Physical Environmentp. 33
Anticipation-Reaction Guidep. 33
The Pictures We Hold In Our Headsp. 34
Six Facets of the Physical Environmentp. 35
Mass of Confusion?p. 44
Summary Self-Checkp. 45
Activities for Reflection and Growthp. 45
References and Recommended Readingsp. 46
Managing the Psychosocial Environment of the Classroomp. 47
Anticipation-Reaction Guidep. 47
The Positive and Negative Sides of the Psychosocial Environmentp. 48
Toward an Optimal Psychosocial Environmentp. 48
A Quick Look at Loopingp. 50
Factors That Contribute to the Psychosocial Environmentp. 50
Human Relations Skillsp. 50
Responsibilities in the Psychosocial Environmentp. 56
Maintaining the Psychosocial Environmentp. 61
Summary Self-Checkp. 62
Activities for Reflection and Growthp. 63
References and Recommended Readingsp. 63
Managing Student Motivation to Learnp. 65
Anticipation-Reaction Guidep. 65
What Is Meant by Motivation?p. 66
Why People Don't Do What We Want Them Top. 66
How Can Teachers Influence Student Motivation?p. 67
Motivation and Lessonsp. 67
What Does Motivate Students to Learn?p. 68
William Glasser's Contributionsp. 73
Howard Gardner's Contributionsp. 75
Fredric Jones's Contributionsp. 76
Spencer Kagan's Contributionsp. 77
What Are the Dangers in Motivation?p. 82
Summary Self-Checkp. 83
Activities for Reflection and Growthp. 84
References and Recommended Readingsp. 85
Managing Instructionp. 86
Anticipation-Reaction Guidep. 86
An Interlude for Terminologyp. 87
Three Instructional Approachesp. 88
A Second Interlude for Terminologyp. 102
Using the Internetp. 103
Differentiated Instructionp. 104
Planning Approaches and Strategiesp. 104
Summary Self-Checkp. 106
Activities for Reflection and Growthp. 106
References and Recommended Readingsp. 107
Managing Students at Workp. 108
Anticipation-Reaction Guidep. 108
Work Routinesp. 109
Providing Assistancep. 116
Incidentalsp. 120
Summary Self-Checkp. 126
Activities for Reflection and Growthp. 127
References and Recommended Readingsp. 127
Managing Special Groupsp. 129
Anticipation-Reaction Guidep. 129
Who Are the Special Groups?p. 130
Exceptionalityp. 131
Language Diversityp. 138
Family Diversityp. 139
Strategies for Individual Differencesp. 143
Summary Self-Checkp. 145
Activities for Reflection and Growthp. 146
References and Recommended Readingsp. 146
Managing Student Behaviorp. 148
Anticipation-Reaction Guidep. 148
Is Disruptive Behavior Really That Serious?p. 149
Is the Discipline Situation Hopeless?p. 150
The Movement toward New Disciplinep. 150
Building a System of Participative Disciplinep. 161
Summary Self-Checkp. 165
Activities for Reflection and Growthp. 166
References and Recommended Readingsp. 167
Managing Assessment, Record Keeping, and Reportingp. 168
Anticipation-Reaction Guidep. 168
An Overview of Assessment and Reportingp. 169
Standardsp. 170
The Nature of Assessmentp. 170
Records and Record Keepingp. 174
Forms and Formats for Good Record Keepingp. 176
Records for Various Curriculum Areasp. 179
Simplifying Records Managementp. 187
Records Needed for Conferencingp. 187
Summary Self-Checkp. 189
Activities for Reflection and Growthp. 190
References and Recommended Readingsp. 190
Managing Communication with Students, Parents, and Othersp. 192
Anticipation-Reaction Guidep. 192
The Value of Communicationp. 193
Events That Call for Especially Good Communicationp. 193
Communicating with Studentsp. 195
Communicating with Parentsp. 203
Communicating with Colleagues and Administratorsp. 212
Summary Self-Checkp. 213
Activities for Reflection and Growthp. 214
References and Recommended Readingsp. 215
Managing the Work of Paraprofessionalsp. 216
Anticipation-Reaction Guidep. 216
What Are Paraprofessionals?p. 217
What Do Paraprofessionals Do?p. 218
What Do Student Teachers Do?p. 219
What Do Master Teachers Do?p. 220
How Are Paraprofessionals Obtained?p. 221
How Do Teachers Attract Good Paraprofessionals and Volunteers?p. 223
What Requirements Must Be Met By Paraprofessionals and Volunteers?p. 223
How Many Paraprofessionals and Volunteers Are Needed?p. 223
What Are the Ground Rules for Paraprofessionals and Volunteers?p. 224
Training Paraprofessionals and Volunteersp. 228
Assigning Space and Work Dutiesp. 228
Maintaining Paraprofessionals' Moralep. 229
When Paraprofessionals Must Be Absentp. 229
Summary Self-Checkp. 230
Activities for Reflection and Growthp. 231
References and Recommended Readingsp. 231
Managing Substitute Teachers and Substitute Teachingp. 232
Anticipation-Reaction Guidep. 232
The Teacher's Obligationsp. 233
The Substitute's Obligationsp. 236
Mutuality: The Ideal Relationshipp. 239
Regimen of the Substitutep. 240
Additional Advice for Substitute Teachersp. 245
Summary Self-Checkp. 250
Activities for Reflection and Growthp. 250
References and Recommended Readingsp. 251
Managing Stress Productivelyp. 252
Anticipation-Reaction Guidep. 252
Stress and Its Effectsp. 253
What Bothers Teachers Most?p. 254
What Energizes Teachers?p. 255
Stress Management for Teachersp. 256
The Upliftingp. 263
Summary Self-Checkp. 265
Activities for Reflection and Growthp. 266
References and Recommended Readingsp. 266
Resources for Expanding Horizons and Opportunitiesp. 267
Anticipation-Reaction Guidep. 267
Education Talkp. 268
Teacher Resource Booksp. 272
Additional Bits of Teacher Wisdomp. 274
Professional Journalsp. 283
Professional Organizationsp. 284
State Departments of Educationp. 287
Overseas Teaching Opportunitiesp. 297
Activities for Reflection and Growthp. 298
Capstone Activityp. 299
Comprehensive List of References and References and Recommended Readingsp. 299
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