Proactive Classroom Management, K–8: A Practical Guide to Empower Students and Teachers

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Corwin Press, Jan 24, 2012 - Education - 192 pages
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77 practical activities that reinforce positive behavior

This gold mine of teacher-developed and -approved activities goes beyond classroom management theory and gives you ready-to-use tools that not only encourage positive behavior, but also empower students to take responsibility for their behavior. Excellent for all students, these activities will help you:

  • Improve your teaching and classroom management skills
  • Enhance your knowledge base
  • Maintain a positive attitude so that you can be proactive rather than reactive

Also included are a quick-glance chart that groups the activities by appropriate grade level and helpful checklists.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Book Organization
2
PROACTIVE TEACHING AND EMPOWERING STUDENTS
5
EMPOWERING STUDENTS THROUGH PROACTIVE TEACHING
7
Recognition and Encouragement
8
Establishing Clear Ground Rules
10
Classroom Ground Rules
11
Teacher Commitment Statements
12
Individual Rewards
106
Kill the Curiosity
107
Kind and Caring Tickets
108
Large Group Rhythm
109
Large Group Singing
110
Lender Binder
111
Long Journey Home
112
Look at Me
113

BOUNDARIES
15
Foul Language
16
TEACHER SELFESTEEM
21
Authoritarian or Passive BlowUp or GiveUp Responses by Teachers
23
Sensible Tips
25
TEACHING AND REWARDING RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR
29
Event + Response Consequence
32
E + R C Activities
34
RESPONSIBLE INSTRUCTION
37
Responsible Instruction
38
Irresponsible Instruction
39
Key Points for Responsible Instruction
40
NINE FEATURES FOR EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND STUDENT EMPOWERMENT
43
Sample IeAM SystemMrs Perez
45
Sample IeAM SystemMr Olsen
46
Data Collection
47
Classroom Procedures and Routines Checklist
49
Incorporating Procedures in Your Classroom
51
Classroom Procedure and Routines Checklist for Teachers
52
Teacher Classroom Management SelfCheck
53
Teacher Classroom Management Checklist
55
School Behavior Checklist
57
School Behavior Progress Goals Sheet
59
Classroom Meeting Agenda Template
61
CooperativeCollaborative Learning
62
What Cooperative Learning Looks Like
63
Conflict Resolution
65
Communication
66
Conflict Resolution With Difficult Students
67
Classroom Manager Roles
69
ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE POSITIVE CLASSROOM AND STUDENT BEHAVIOR
75
45 pm300 pm Store
77
Accomplishment Journal
78
Achievement Chart
79
Achieving the Spirit of Academic Excellence
80
The Adventures of Regie
81
All Smiles
82
Assignment Jar
84
AuthorScientist Chair
85
Beebes Bucks
86
Boost for Homework
87
Brain Food
88
Bravo Point System
89
Campus Stewards
91
Caught Being Good
92
CEOs
93
Chance Tickets
94
Characters
95
Choose a Card
96
Choose a Card Chart
97
Classroom Store
98
Colored Cards
99
Earn the Activity of Your Choice
100
Fun Friday Choices
101
Giving Positives
102
Good Group Award
103
Group Points
104
Homework Pass
105
Lunch With Teacher
114
Marbles in a Jar
115
Mr Stevens Bucks
116
Name in the Heart Box
117
Number Club
118
Olympics
119
Pass Challenge
120
Pay Well to Those Who Play Well
121
Pizza Challenge
122
Popsicle Sticks
123
Privilege Auction
124
Question Box
125
Red LightGreen Light
126
Resource Points
127
SelfTalk
128
Sharing the News
129
Sharing Time
130
Show n Tell
131
Smiley Faces
132
Soapbox
133
Stamp Your Way to Good Behavior
134
Star Jar
135
Star of the Week
136
Stars Dollars and La Tiendita
137
Stickers for All Seasons
138
Stickers on Paper
139
Stoplight
140
Surprise Money
141
Table of the Week
142
Teacher Dollars
143
Teachers Shop
144
Team Leaders
145
Thank You Cards
146
Thermometer
147
Thumb Prints
148
Tickets
149
Unit LogTable of Contents
150
VIP Passes
151
Wall Map
152
Watch Me Grow
153
Weekly Grid
154
Without a Raffle
155
YellowBlue Sheet Rewards
156
CLOSING REMARKS
157
Getting Your Activity Published
158
Activity Template
159
RESOURCES
161
Bibliography
162
E + R C WALL POSTER
167
IeAM CAPABLE WALL POSTER
168
IeAM SYSTEM TEMPLATE
169
CHECKING MYSELF BOXES
170
MY PROGRESS GOALS
171
CONFLICT RESOLUTION FORM
172
SCATTERPLOTDATA RECORDING FORM
173
SCHOOL DISCIPLINE REPORT FORM
174
INDEX
175
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About the author (2012)

Dr. Louis Denti, a former special educator and administrator, is currently the Lawton Love Distinguished Professor of Special Education and Director of the Center for Reading Diagnosis and Instruction at California State University, Monterey Bay. His research focuses on student behavior, special education, inclusion, and literacy.

Lou has dedicated his life to helping those who struggle to learn. Educators across the country have benefited from his research, publications and presentations. In 2009 he delivered the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Ohio School Speech Pathology and Educational Audiology Consortium and received the organization's Annie Glenn National Leadership Award. The award is named for Annie Glenn, wife of former astronaut and Senator John Glenn, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at Ohio State University.

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