Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers

ISBN-10: 0205349986
ISBN-13: 9780205349982
Edition: 6th 2003
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Book details

List price: $52.60
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/13/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers, Sixth Edition, gives teachers the information and skills they need to establish management systems in today's rich, multicultural classroom, based on the authors' 30 years of research and experience in more than 500 classrooms. This best-selling text helps teachers plan, implement and develop the most basic classroom management tasks to develop a smoothly running classroom that encourages learning. Written for the prospective or new elementary-level teacher, the text's content is ready to be applied in a classroom setting. The text addresses the planning decisions teachers must make, including arranging the physical space, establishing rules and procedures, planning and conducting instruction, encouraging appropriate behavior, addressing problem behavior, and using good communication skills, with particular attention paid to the growth of ethnically diverse classrooms. All examples, checklists, case studies, and group activities are designed for the elementary level.

Preface
Organizing Your Classroom and Supplies
Four Keys to Good Room Arrangement
Suggestions for Arranging Your Classroom
Wall and Ceiling Space
Floor Space
Storage Space and Supplies
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
Room Preparation
Choosing Rules and Procedures
Why All Kinds of Classrooms Need Rules and Procedures
Preliminary Considerations
Definition of Terms
Identifying School Rules and Procedures
Planning Your Classroom Rules
Student Participation in Rule Setting
Planning Classroom Procedures
Procedures for Room Use
Procedures during Individual Work and Teacher-Led Activities
Transitions into and out of the Room
Procedures during Teacher-Led Small-Group Instruction
Procedures during Cooperative Group Activities
General Procedures
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
Classroom Procedures and Rules in a Second-Grade Class
Using Centers in a Multitask Classroom
Rules and Procedures
Managing Student Work
Clear Communication of Assignments and Work Requirements
Instructions for Assignments
Standards for Form, Neatness, and Due Dates
Procedures for Absent Students
Monitoring Progress on and Completion of Assignments
Monitoring Work in Progress
Monitoring the Completion of Assignments
Maintaining Records of Student Work
Managing Student Portfolios
Managing the Paperwork
Feedback to Students
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
Managing Student Work
Keeping Students Involved during Center Activities
Using Technology in an Upper Elementary Grade
Poor Work and Study Habits in a Fourth-Grade Class
Accountability Procedures
Getting Off to a Good Start
Teaching Rules and Procedures
Planning for a Good Beginning
Planning for the First Days of School
Some Typical Activities
Communicating with Parents
Special Problems
Preparing for a Substitute
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
Beginning the Year in a Literature-Based Primary Classroom
Beginning the Year in a Sixth-Grade Math Class Using Cooperative Learning
Preparation for the Beginning of School
Planning and Conducting Instruction
Planning Instructional Activities
Types of Planning
Types of Instructional Activities
Arranging Activities within a Lesson
Planning for Clear Instruction
Technology in the Classroom
Kounin's Concepts for Managing Whole-Group Instruction
Preventing Misbehavior
Managing Movement
Maintaining Group Focus
Common Problems in Conducting Instruction
Transitions
Clarity
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
A Science Lesson in a Sixth-Grade Class
Planning for Instruction
Managing Cooperative Learning Groups
Research on Cooperative Learning
Examples of Group Activities
Strategies and Routines That Support Cooperative Learning
Room Arrangement
Talk and Movement Procedures
Group Attention Signals
Promoting Interdependence within the Group
Individual Accountability
Monitoring Student Work and Behavior
Interventions for Groups
Effective Group Work Skills
Social Skills
Explaining Skills
Leadership Skills
Beginning the Use of Cooperative Learning Groups
Room Arrangement
Procedures and Routines
Forming Groups
Initial Group Tasks
Teaching Group Skills
Student Goals and Participation
Using Group and Individual Rewards
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
Planning for Cooperative Group Instruction
Maintaining Appropriate Student Behavior
Monitoring Student Behavior
Consistency
Management of Inappropriate Behavior
Four Ways to Manage Inappropriate Behavior
Building a Positive Climate
Improving Class Climate through Incentives and Rewards
Recognition
Activities
Symbols
Material Incentives
Caution in the Use of Rewards
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
Misbehavior in a Third-Grade Class
Communication Skills for Teaching
Constructive Assertiveness
Stating the Problem or Concern
Body Language
Obtaining Appropriate Behavior
Empathic Responding
Listening Skills
Processing Skills
Problem Solving
Talking with Parents
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
Developing Assertiveness Skills
Recognizing Listening Responses
Producing Empathic Responses
Problem-Solving Exercises
Dialogue Analysis
Vignettes
Brad
Alice and Alicia
Terrence
Assertiveness Assessment Scales
Managing Problem Behaviors
What Is Problem Behavior?
Nonproblem
Minor Problem
Major Problem but Limited in Scope and Effects
Escalating or Spreading Problem
Goals for Managing Problem Behavior
Management Strategies
Minor Interventions
Moderate Interventions
More Extensive Interventions
Special Problems
Tattling
Rudeness toward the Teacher
Chronic Avoidance of Work
Fighting
Other Aggressive Behavior
Defiance or Hostility toward the Teacher
A Final Reminder: Think and Act Positively
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
Managing Special Groups
Assessing Entering Achievement
Identifying Special Groups
Strategies for Individual Differences
Team Teaching
Modifying Whole-Class Instruction
Supplementary Instruction
Individualized Instruction
Additional Strategies
Working with Special Needs Students
Students with Learning Disabilities
Students with Emotional or Behavioral Problems
Students with Serious Social Deficits (Asperger's Syndrome)
Students with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity
Students Who Are Deaf or Hearing Impaired
Students Who Have Visual Impairments
Students with Limited English Proficiency
Students Living in Extreme Poverty
Teaching Lower-Achieving Students
Active Instruction
Organizing and Pacing Instruction
Remedial Instruction
Building Positive Attitudes
Teaching Higher-Achieving Students
Further Reading
Suggested Activities
Organizing Reading Instruction for Low Academic Level Students
Supporting Students with Auditory Disabilities in the Classroom
Teaching Students in a Third-Grade Inclusion Class
Team Teaching
A Heterogeneous Class
Answer Keys for Chapter Activities
References and Further Readings
Index

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