Teaching Outside the Box How to Grab Your Students by Their Brains

ISBN-10: 0470903740
ISBN-13: 9780470903742
Edition: 2nd 2011
Authors: LouAnne Johnson
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Description: The handbook for improving morale by managing, disciplining and motivating your studentsThis second edition of the bestselling book includes practical suggestions for arranging your classroom, talking to students, avoiding the misbehavior cycle, and  More...

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List price: $16.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364

The handbook for improving morale by managing, disciplining and motivating your studentsThis second edition of the bestselling book includes practical suggestions for arranging your classroom, talking to students, avoiding the misbehavior cycle, and making your school a place where students learn and teachers teach. The book also contains enlivening Q&A from teachers, letters from students, and tips for grading. This new edition has been expanded to include coverage of the following topics: discipline, portfolio assessments, and technology in the classroom.+ Includes engaging questions for reflection at the end of each chapter+ Johnson is the author of The New York Times bestseller Dangerous Minds (originally My Posse Don't Do Homework)+ Contains a wealth of practical tools that support stellar classroom instructionThis thoroughly revised and updated edition contains comprehensive advice for both new and experienced teachers on classroom management, discipline, motivation, and morale.

Acknowledgments
The Author
Introduction
Dear Teacher: An Open Letter
Are You Teacher Material?
Super, Excellent, or Good?
Earn Some Extra Credit
Those Who Can���t Teach Can Still Do
What Is Teaching All About?
Do Your Homework
Choose Your Persona
Dress the Part
Train Those Little Puppies
Control Your Classroom, Not Your Students
Plan for Bathroom Breaks
Your Optional Agenda
Face Your Own Prejudices
Respect Yourself
Grades: Percentage? Curve? Coin Toss?
Covering Curriculum Is Not Teaching
There Is No Such Thing as a Casual Remark to a Child
The Big Three: Preparation, Preparation, Preparation
Prepare Your Room
Prepare Your Paperwork
Prepare Yourself
Start with a Smile
Day One: Start with a Smile
Grab Your Students by Their Brains
Stop the Teacher-Versus-Student Attitude in Its Tracks
Teach Your Procedure for Oral Responses
Be Prepared for �ǣTest the Teacher�Ǡ
Create a Daily �ǣDo-Now�ǠActivity
Introduce Students to Each Other
Establish Routines and Rituals
Take Time to Think
Do Some Diagnostics
Welcome Handouts and Folders
Delegate Some Authority
Demonstrate the Power of Choice
Review Maslow's Hierarchy
Introduce Metacognition
Show Your Gratitude
The Hard Part Is Over—We Hope
Discipline Is Not a Dirty Word
Define Your Philosophy
What Goes Around Does Come Around
Cowboy Philosophy
Rules Versus Procedures
Rules for Creating Rules
Identify Your Bullies and Outcasts
Characteristics of Successful Discipline Policies
Twelve Steps to Better Discipline
If You Have to Have Detention,Make It Worthwhile
Keep Records
Consult the Experts, but Trust Your Instincts
Emergency Meltdown Disaster Plan
The Three Rs: Reading, Reading, Reading
What's the Problem?
What the Solution?
And Now for Something Completely Different
Shakespeare for Reluctant Readers
Use Music to Introduce Poetry
Light and Learning
Can't Read—or Won't Read?
Seeing Is Believing
Scotopic Sensitivity
Signs and Symptoms of Light Sensitivity
Scientific Support
Shedding More Light on the Subject
Foods for Thought
The Big Fat Problem
Mother's Milk Versus Formula
Doctor's Orders
Other Major Nutritional Villains
We Need to "Use Our Noodles"
Top Twelve Motivational Strategies
Help Students Believe Success Is Possible
Adjust the Attitudes
Alter Student Self-Perceptions
Catch Kids Being Good
Reach Out to Parents and Guardians
Be Your Own Guinea Pigs
Request Frequent Feedback
Chart Student Progress
Go Right-Brain
Make Mistakes Mandatory
Connect Through Private Journals
Introduce Ethics
The Posse Update
Where Are the Dangerous Minds Kids Today?
"Raul"
"Gusmaro"
"Callie"
"Emilio"
Heidi
Octavio
Eric
Shonta
Nick
Isabel
My Take on the Movie
Twenty Years from Now
The Good News
Appendix
My Excellent-Eleven Book List
Recommended Web Sites
Index

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