Principles of Classroom Management : A Professional Decision-Making Model

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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This book is about: First, learning is the responsibility of both the teacher and the student. Second, if a teacher wants a student's behavior to change, the teacher must first examine his or her own behaviors and be willing to change them to increase the likelihood that the student's behavior will change.

Table of Contents

All chapters begin with "The Hierarchy," "Principles of Classroom Management," and "Introduction." All chapters conclude with "Summary," "References," and "Exercises."
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
The Basics
Defining the Process of Teaching
Getting Students to Respond
"Why Study? We Don't Get Enough Time for the Test Anyway!"
Principles of Classroom Management
Professional Decision-Making Hierarchy
The Vice-Principal Wants to See Whom?
Nature of the Discipline Problem
Defining a Discipline Problem
Can a Teacher Be a Discipline Problem?
Solving a Motivational Problem
Extent of the Problem
The Effect of Classroom Discipline Problems on Teaching and Learning
Discipline A Costly Waste of Time
The Ripple Effect
Understanding Why Children Misbehave
Societal Changes
This Is the Greatest Thing That Has Happened to Me in Twenty Years of Teaching
Who Really Cares?
Failure to Meet Children's Basic Needs
Hanging on the Corner
Marital Conflict
Forgetting to Sit Down
There Must Be a Better Way
Too Much Noise
Afraid of Going to School
Turning Off Students
I'm Going to Be Sorry When Fifth Grade Is Over
Children's Pursuit of Social Recognition and Self-Esteem
Seeking Faulty Goals
Stages of Cognitive and Moral Development
"Get Out of My Face."
Instructional Competence
Not Being Able to Teach
Philosophical Approaches to Classroom Management
The Tricks-of-the-Trade Approach
Teacher Power Bases
The Involved Teacher
Her Reputation Precedes Her
"School Is Your Job."
Going to Recess
Theories of Classroom Management
Handling Disruptive David
The Professional Teacher
The Basics of Effective Teaching
The Popcorn Popper
Talking Between Classes
Nonconstructive Feedback
Beyond the Basics
Cooperative Learning in Biology
Three Years of History Rolled into One
Structuring the Environment
Designing the Physical Classroom Environment
Establishing Classroom Guidelines
Fourteen to Ten, Music Wins
Having Your Name Placed on the Board Isn't Always Bad
"I Don't Know if I Can Remember."
"I'm Not Promising Anything."
Calling Out Correct Answers
The Smiley Face Self-Analysis
The Cultural Embeddedness of Rules and Guidelines
Creating Group Norms to Structure Appropriate Behavior
Managing Common Misbehavior Problems
Coping with Common Misbehavior Problems Nonverbal Interventions
Prerequisites to Management
Surface Behaviors
"... 3,2,1, Blast Off."
Proactive Intervention Skills
Remedial Intervention Skills
Effectiveness of Nonverbal Coping Skills
Notes versus Math
Let Your Fingers Do the Walking
Coping with Common Misbehavior Problems Verbal Interventions and Use of Logical Consequences
Blowing His Stack
Classroom Verbal Intervention
Jimmy, the Little Sneak
Comply or Face the Logical Consequences "You Have a Choice."
When "You Have a Choice" Doesn't Work
"Doing Nothin'."
Solving Chronic Behavior Problems
Classroom Interventions for Chronic Problems
"I Just Dropped My Book."
Relationship Building
Relating to Cindy
Breaking the Cycle of Discouragement
Short-Term Problem Solving Techniques
Seeking Outside Assistance
The Nature of Persisting Misbehavior
When Outside Assistance Is Needed
The Referral Process
Working with Parents
"In Order to Drive, You Must Speak Spanish."
"Won't Be Much Help."
Symptoms of Serious Problems
Legal Aspects of Seeking Outside Assistance
Appendix: The Discipline Problem Analysis Inventory (DPAI)
Have I Done All I Can to Prevent Misbehavior?
The Basics
Nature of the Discipline Problem
Understanding Why Children Misbehave
Philosophical Approaches to Classroom Management
The Professional Teacher
Structuring the Environment
Am I Effectively Resolving Misbehavior?
Coping with Common Misbehavior Problems Nonverbal Intervention
Coping with Common Misbehavior Problems Verbal Interventions and Use of Logical Consequences
Classroom Interventions for Chronic Problems
Seeking Outside Assistance
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