Conscious Classroom Management Unlocking the Secrets of Great Teaching

ISBN-10: 0979635500
ISBN-13: 9780979635502
Edition: 2004
Authors: Rick Smith
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 9/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

"[This] book takes a magnifying glass to great teaching, revealing the key assumptions that allow teachers to organize their teaching and discipline students in ways that invite student cooperation." -From the Foreword by Spence Rogers, Founder and Director Peak Learning Systems "Rick Smith peeks behind the invisible veil of good teaching to discover numerous enlightening classical concepts and techniques that all teachers can use to become better at their craft." -Rick Curwin Author, Discipline with Dignity "Rick Smith has the power to engage any learner. His deep understanding of how we learn, his highly nuanced, empathetic humor, and his gentle regard for fellow learners of any age combine to provide the reader with 'aha after aha.'" -Bea Warner, Staff Development Director Escondido, CA Make your job easier! Find out what really works for effective classroom management and reap the benefits of engaged and productive students! Conscious Classroom Management is a delightfully rich text that incorporates meaningful stories, insights, humor, and invaluable strategies for what really works in the classroom. And while classroom management is the primary factor behind how successful teachers can achieve sustained student learning, this wonderful text also addresses the human elements of teaching, focusing on three primary subjects: the students, the teacher, and the relationship between the two. Comprehensive and practical, Conscious Classroom Management helps teachers to: Eliminate power struggles with your most challenging students Discover how holding your ground can help students cooperate Uncover your teacher presence while reducing stress Create lessons that help students remain focused, eager, and willing to learn Appreciate your craft at a deeper level Think ahead and prepare to teach Energize and invigorate how you mentor and train other teachers For the novice, first-year teacher to the veteran, classroom-tested teacher, classroom management is the most critical factor for sustained student learning. And eliminating the cycle of student misbehavior is the cornerstone for effective classroom management. This reference transcends every level of preparation and provides new and experienced teachers with the practical and comprehensive strategies necessary to get the most out of every student. Written in an easy-to-read and humorous, conversational style, this resource is indispensable for new teacher induction or regular staff development.

How to Use This Book
Foundation - Who We Are
Assume the Best
Teachers Teach Procedures and Behavior
Students Want to Learn Content
Students Want to Learn Behavior
Inner Authority
The Inner Authority Continuum
When and How to Apologize
Growing in Inner Authority
Ask for Help
Characteristics of a Good Teacher
Countering Isolation
Got Stress?
The Biggest Source of Teacher Stress
Our Infinite Job Description
Find What Works
Taking Care of Ourselves
Prevention - What We Do Proactively
Holding Our Ground
The Firm and Soft Paradox
Saying "No"
Don't Over-explain
Characteristics of an Effective "No"
Ambiguous Characteristics of "No"
Anger vs. Reactivity
Positive Connections
The Ingredients - Caring
The Recipe
Avoiding Pitfalls
Teaching Procedures
Procedures Are the Railroad Tracks - Content Is the Train
What Procedures Do We Need?
How Do I Teach Procedures
Things to Do
Other Consistency Keys
Getting Ready
What to Do Before School Starts
Before-School Checklist
Starting School
What to Do First
Lesson Design
The Big Picture
Starting the Lesson
The Lesson Itself
Intervention - What We Do in Response
Rules and Consequences
Consequences - Five Key Assumptions
The Nuts and Bolts of Consequences
Breaking the Cycle of Student Misbehavior
Assumptions That Make a Difference
Five Keys for Permanent Change
Tips for Temporary Change
Putting It All Together - Final Thoughts
Classroom Management: The Big Picture
Teaching and Learning: The Big Picture
Our Own Lives: The Really Big Picture
About the Author

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