Principles of Classroom Management : A Professional Decision-Making Model

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-29
  • Publisher: Pearson
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In its sixth edition,Principles of Classroom Managementapproaches creating positive learning environments by providing teachers with a theoretically based yet highly practical system for preventing disruptive behavior and influencing appropriate behavior. Written for classroom management and general methods courses, this concise text presents an array of decision-making options that guide teachers in thinking about how to approach particular classroom management situations and choose from a range of options designed to prevent, cope with, and solve a range of problems. A variety of theoretical perspectives, each fleshed out with cases taken from actual classrooms, gives teachers and prospective teachers many choices for handling issues that may arise in their classrooms. The new sixth edition of this thoroughly revised and updated text includes the most current issues surfacing in classroom management such as cyber bullying as well as expanded discussions of effective teaching techniques, functional behavior assessment, violence in the media, cultural synchronization, and student resiliency. The new edition also includes an expanded number of classroom management models.

Table of Contents

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
Children's Pursuit of Social Recognition and Self-Esteem
I'm Going to Be Sorry When Fifth Grade Is Over
Seeking Faulty Goals
Self Esteem
Bullying and Cyberbullying
Get out of My Face
Stages of Cognitive and Moral Development
Instructional Competence
Not Being Able to Teach
Philosophical Approaches to Classroom Management
The Tricks-of-the-Trade Alpproach
Teacher Power Bases
The Involved Teacher
Her Reputation Precedes Her
School Is Your Job
Going to Recess
Handling Disruptive David
The Professional Teacher
The Basics of Effective Teaching
Lesson Design
Student Motivation: Teacher Variables
The Popcorn Popper
Talking between Classes
Nonconstructive Feedback
Teacher Expectations
Classroom Questioning
Maximizing Learning Time
Beyond the Basics
Teaching for Understanding
Authentic Instruction
Creating Communities of Learners
Teaching toward Multiple Intelligences
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 Alnswers
The Smiley Face Self-Alnalysis
The Cultural Embeddedness of Rules and Guidelines
Believing What You Want to
No One Looks Like Me
Creating Group Norms to Structure Appropriate Behavior
Interventions For Common Behavior Problems
Managing Common Behavior 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 Behavior 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 Choic
Doesn't Work
Doing Nothin'
Interventions For Chronic Behavior Problems
Classroom Interventions for Chronic Behavior Problems
I Just Dropped My Book
Relationship Building
Relating to Cindy
Breaking the Cycle of Discouragement
Talking to Solve Problems
Specific Short-Term Problem-Solving Strategies
Seeking Outside Alssistance
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 Alssistance
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?
Managing Common Misbehavior Problems: Nonverbal Intervention
Managing Common Misbehavior Problems: Verbal Interventions and Use of Logical Consequences
Classroom Interventions for Chronic Problems
Seeking Outside Alssistance
General Guidelines for Working with Special Needs Students
Decisions and Tasks for Beginning the School Year
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