Transformative Classroom Management Positive Strategies to Engage All Students and Promote a Psychology of Success

ISBN-10: 0470448431
ISBN-13: 9780470448434
Edition: 2009
Authors: John Shindler
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Description: A proven approach for encouraging the love of learning in the classroomIn this book, John Shindler, an expert on classroom management and school climate, describes the innovative technique of Transformative Classroom Management (TCM). He shows  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

A proven approach for encouraging the love of learning in the classroomIn this book, John Shindler, an expert on classroom management and school climate, describes the innovative technique of Transformative Classroom Management (TCM). He shows K???12 teachers how to improve teaching methods, student behavior, and student achievement by bringing out the positive feelings that naturally exist in the classroom. Shindler offers new strategies for creating a high-functioning class, developing a classroom social contract, dealing with challenging students, promoting a ldquo;psychology of success,rdquo; and creating a climate defined by student responsibility and motivation.John Shindler, PhD (Bellevue, WA), is an Associate Professor at California State University, Los Angeles, chair of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Special Interest Group for School Climate, Culture, and Community, and codirector of the Western Alliance for the Study of School Climate.

About The Book
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Assessing Where We Are and Making Sense of the Inner Workings of the Classroom
Introduction to Transformative Classroom Management
Classifying Approaches to Classroom Management and Moving Up the Teaching Style Continuum
Exploring the Nature of Classroom Dynamics and Student Motivation
Exploring the Fundamental Components of the Classroom Environment
Promoting Clear and Shared Classroom Expectations
The Cornerstone of the Effective Classroom
Effective Technical Management
Promoting a Culture of Listening, Respect, and Efficiency in the Classroom
Examining Motivational Strategies
What Makes Your Students Care?
Promoting a Success Psychology in Students
Developing a Functional Democratic Classroom Society
Creating Collective Classroom Bonds with a Social Contract
Developing Logical and Related Consequences Within the Social Contract-and Why to Avoid the Use of Punishments
Implementing the Social Contract and Promoting Student Responsibility
Good Teaching Practices Lead to Good Management
Transformative Classroom Instruction and the Pedagogy-Management Connection
Effectively Managing the Cooperative Classroom
Remediation without Coercion
A Win-Win Approach to Conflict Resolution and Potential Power Struggles
Changing the Negative Identity Pattern and Succeeding with More Challenging Student Behavior
Adopting a Transformative Mind-Set
The Transformative Classroom
Implementing a 1-Style Approach and Creating a Classroom Community
The Transformative Mind-Set and Making Your Thinking an Ally
Questions and Answers on Transformative Classroom Management
Sound Versus Faulty assumptions
Examining the ''It Works'' Fallacy
Examining the Use of the Phrase the ''Real World of School''
Common Sources of Classroom Drama
Transform Your School: A Schoolwide Student Discipline, Motivation, Character Building, and Peer Mediation Program
Classroom Management and Student Achievement
Index

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