Common-Sense Classroom Management: Surviving September and Beyond in the Elementary Classroom
`As a mentor this book has provided me with a checklist of points to look for when observing students, ideas for targets for which they may aspire plus a good resource to enable them to build up a repertoire of good practice. I will be lending this book to my current student so that she may acquire some strategies to deal with quite a lively class - a euphemism used by teachers to indicate a challenging bunch of kids!' - Nurturing Potential
`This is an invaluable, child-centred "must-have" book for new and veteran teachers alike. It offers practical solutions that can be applied immediately in the classroom to the day-to-day challenges of teaching.The authors are to be commended for offering strategies that assume that all children will be included in today's classroom' - Carol Topinka, Director Division of Special Services Milwaukee Public Schools
This book is a proactive, common sense approach to help the reader create a successful classroom learning environment.The strategies found here can be implemented without extensive interpretation or planning, creation of materials, or permission from administrators. They cover all aspects of a typical school day, providing specific and very practical ideas to assist in solving classroom management problems, and knowing where to refer them when they cannot be solved.
Topics covered include teacher business, classroom business, classroom atmosphere, transitioning, rewards, consequences, and working with diverse student/family populations. The clear, easy to implement, five-step strategies will help teachers plan an effective management programme that will help insure on-going success in the classroom. The authors have created a user-friendly guide, with ideas that can and should be changed or modified to fit different classroom situations.