A Handbook for Classroom Management that Works

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ASCD, 2005 - Education - 181 pages
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What strategies are most effective in creating a well-managed classroom that supports the best possible teaching and learning? What rules and procedures should you establish, and what kinds of consequences are appropriate for students who break the rules? How can you foster positive relationships with even the most challenging students?This companion volume to Classroom Management That Works helps teachers at all grade levels master the array of skills needed for a productive learning environment. Through worksheets, case studies, and other materials, readers learn how to use the seven essentials of effective classroom management that Robert J. Marzano identified by analyzing more than 100 research studies. Discussion questions and self-assessments allow readers to examine their own individual practices and understanding, while also providing a ready-made forum for study teams working together to develop their skills.Teachers are the most important factor in student learning; their ability to manage their classrooms strongly influences the quality of their teaching?and thus the success of their students. A Handbook for Classroom Management That Works provides sound advice and real-world solutions to help teachers establish a classroom where learning and teaching can thrive.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Rules and Procedures
5
General Classroom Behavior
9
Beginning and Ending the Period or the Day
15
Transitions and Interruptions
18
Use of Materials and Equipment
21
Group Work
24
Seat Work and TeacherLed Activities
31
Mental Set
81
Exhibiting Withitness
84
Exhibiting Emotional Objectivity
87
Student Responsibility
101
The Nature of Responsibility
104
Strategies for Personal Development
113
Strategies for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
123
Getting Off to a Good Start
132

Discipline and Consequences
37
Teacher Reaction
40
Tangible Rewards
43
Direct Cost
45
Group Contingency
47
Home Contingency
50
TeacherStudent Relationships
56
Demonstrating Personal Interest in Students
59
Behaving Equitably and Responding Affirmatively to Questions
63
Exhibiting an Assertive Connection
67
Being Aware of the Needs of Different Types of Students
71
Before School Begins
135
The First Day of School
141
The First Two Weeks of School
145
Management at the School Level
152
Establishing and Enforcing Schoolwide Rules Procedures and Consequences
155
Establishing Norms of Conduct for Faculty and Staff
166
References
174
Index
176
About the Authors
179
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