Classroom Management that Works: Research-based Strategies for Every Teacher

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ASCD, 2003 - Education - 143 pages
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How does classroom management affect student achievement? What techniques do teachers find most effective? How important are schoolwide policies and practices in setting the tone for individual classroom management?

In this follow-up to What Works in Schools, Robert J. Marzano analyzes research from more than 100 studies on classroom management to discover the answers to these questions and more. He then applies these findings to a series of "Action Steps"--specific strategies that educators can use to

* Get the classroom management effort off to a good start,

* Establish effective rules and procedures,

* Implement appropriate disciplinary interventions,

* Foster productive student-teacher relationships,

* Develop a positive "mental set,"

* Help students contribute to a positive learning environment, and

* Activate schoolwide measures for effective classroom management.

Marzano and his coauthors Jana S. Marzano and Debra Pickering provide real stories of teachers and students in classroom situations to help illustrate how the action steps can be used successfully in different situations. In each chapter, they also review the strengths and weaknesses of programs with proven track records.

With student behavior and effective discipline a growing concern in schools, this comprehensive analysis is a timely guide to the critical role of classroom management in student learning and achievement.


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Review: Classroom Management That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Every Teacher

User Review  - Danielle - Goodreads

Helpful read-- I really liked the "Action Steps" sections that explain how to implement practices in the classroom. Read full review

Review: Classroom Management That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Every Teacher

User Review  - Allison Junkans - Goodreads

My school is doing 3 book studies on Classroom Management this year. The challenge is finding a book for a very experienced staff. This was not it. This book may be helpful for a first year teacher ... Read full review


1The Critical Role of Classroom Management
2Rules and Procedures
3Disciplinary Interventions
4TeacherStudent Relationships Relationships
5Mental Set
6The Students Responsibility for Management
7Getting Off to a Good Start
8Management at the School Level
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Dr. Robert J. Marzano is CEO and co-founder of Marzano Research Laboratory, which specializes in school reform efforts to enhance student academic achievement. Over his 40 years in education, the central theme of his work has been translating research and theory into practical programs and tools for teachers and administrators. He is the author of more than 30 books, 150 articles, and more than 100 curriculum guides and related materials for teachers and students.

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