Successful Classroom Management Real-World, Time-Tested Techniques for the Most Important Skill Set Every Teacher Needs

ISBN-10: 1402240120
ISBN-13: 9781402240126
Edition: 2010
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Description: Each year, tens of thousands of new teachers head out for the first teaching job. Within five years, nearly half of them will have quit. Why? They have no preparation on how to effectively run a classroom and handle their students. This is the first  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Each year, tens of thousands of new teachers head out for the first teaching job. Within five years, nearly half of them will have quit. Why? They have no preparation on how to effectively run a classroom and handle their students. This is the first book to give teachers the skills for managing the classroom in a way that's effective, engaging, and understanding of the struggles new teachers face. Richard H. Eyster and Christine Martin present the lessons that have made them the most sought-after seminar trainers on the topic, addressing everything from how to handle classroom problems to how to inspire students and create an engaging classroom atmosphere. Filled with expert advice, stories, and tips from teachers, and spot-on techniques, this is the new essential handbook to not only survive in the classroom, but live the dream of giving a great education.

Christine Martin is currently Department Chair, Learning Skills Department at Packer, where she directs the New Faculty Mentoring Program.

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the First Edition
How to Approach this Book
Creating a Positive Tone
The Image of an Effective Teacher
"We're All in This Together"
The Power of Praise
Ten Ways to Praise
Setting High Expectations
An Unshakable Sense of Trust
Knowing the Whole Child
The Culture of a Class
Final Thoughts on Creating a Positive Tone
Establishing Discipline
Establishing Discipline: Overview
How to Be the Marshal of a Wild West Town
The Popularity Temptation
The Power of "No"
The Power of Silence
Preventative Discipline: Seating Arrangements
Isolate the Individual: The Private Version
Isolate the Individual: The More Public Version
Sending a Student to the Office
Enlisting Parent Support
The Solo Intervention: Enough Is Enough
When It Is Beyond Your Control: The Mediation
The Intervention: Martial Law
Structuring Your Class
Planning for the Year
The Power of the Opening Days
Expectations Sheets
Daily Planning: Overview
In the Beginning: Before Even Starting a Lesson Plan
Ensuring Variety in a Lesson Plan
The Successful Beginning of Class: Checklist
Leading the Centralized Dynamic
Small Group Work
The Final Three Minutes
Optimizing Assessment and Feedback
Assessment and Feedback: Overview
Tests
Grades, Feedback, and Comment Writing
Homework: Overview
Homework: Collecting It
Homework: Correcting It
Writing Narrative Comments: Six Critical Recommendations
Effectively Managing Parent Conference Day
Beyond the Classroom
Your Time, Your Life
How to Establish a Good Relationship with Your Supervisor
Key People with Whom to Establish Good Relations
Making Use of Outside Resources
Special Circumstances
Dealing with the Child Who Drives Us Crazy
Supporting Students with Learning Differences
Supporting the Quiet Child
Thirty-Five Steps for Dealing with a Difficult Class
Twenty-Four Steps for Dealing with Difficult or Angry Parents
Appendices or Worth Noting
A Whisper about Classroom Etiquette
What Adults Remember: Characteristics of an Effective Teacher
What Students Want: Advice from the Kids
A Note on Montessori Education
Final Wishes
The Authors
Index

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