One-Minute Discipline: Classroom Management Strategies That Work

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John Wiley & Sons, May 6, 2014 - Education - 272 pages
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For classroom teachers at all levels, here is a unique collectionof practical, proven-effective techniques and ready-to-use toolsfor managing classroom behavior and creating the positiveenvironment that students and teachers need to promote learning.

Each classroom-tested strategy is presented in a simple-to-useformat for quick reference that shows: What the technique or ideais, Why you need it, and How to make it work. Plus, the techniquesare complemented by support ideas, time-saving reproducible forms,lively illustrations, and interesting, reproducible quote aboutteaching.

For easy to use, it s all printed in a big, 8-1/2" x 11" lay-flatformat for easy photocopying and its organized into 10 sections:
  • PHILOSOPHY provides a philosophical framework for thestrategies presented in the book, such as "The Three C s ofTeaching."
  • KNOW YOU "CLIENTS" features activities and surveys,including "Icebreaker: Backpack Introductions" and the "studentSurvey," to help you learn about your students and theirneeds.
  • HOME AND SCHOOL gives you support ideas and reproducibleforms for improving the home school connection, such as"Newsletters" and "Parent Homework Letter."
  • THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL offers tops and ready-to-usetools for getting the school year off to a positive start,including "Classroom Rules Checklist" and "Classroom WelcomeSign."
  • VOCABULARY presents effective techniques for modifyingstudent behavior, such as "Grandma s Law," which motivates studentswith a payoff ("desert") for completing a task.
  • TECHNIQUE, STRATEGIES, AND GOOD IDEAS is packed witheasy-to-use ideas, including "Noise Level Control" and "One-MinuteCorrection," for solving discipline problems.
  • TEACHING SKILLS provides practical procedures thatenhance your teaching and decrease disruptive behavior, such as"Transition Time" to reduce the time spent between activities and a"Teacher Self-Assessment" to help you evaluate and improve yourteaching techniques.
  • GREAT "LITTLE GEMS" offers a variety of helpfuldiscipline and teaching strategies. For example, "Token Economies"shows you how to use a pint system to reward good behavior.
  • SURVIVAL SKILLS gives you invaluable ideas forconserving energy and relieving stress, such as "Crisis Management"and the "24-Hour Rule" for handling difficult situations.
  • FORMS features time-saving, reproducible forms,including "Substitute Teacher Form," "Office Discipline Ticket,"and "Student/Teacher/Parent Action Contract."
In short, One-Minute Discipline is a practical guideproviding effective, easy-to-implement approaches to the manyclassroom management and discipline challenges that teaches faceevery day.
 

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Contents

Classroom Management Techniques That Work Section 1 Philosophy
1
Classroom Management Techniques That Work Section 2 Know Your Clients
17
Classroom Management Techniques That Work Section 3 Home and School
57
Classroom Management Techniques That Work Section 4 The First Week of School
75
Classroom Management Techniques That Work Section 5 Vocabulary
93
Classroom Management Techniques That Work Section 6 Techniques Strategies and Good Ideas
105
Classroom Management Techniques That Work Section 7 Teaching Skills
147
Classroom Management Techniques That Work Section 8 Great Little Gems
189
Classroom Management Techniques That Work Section 9 Survival Skills
207
Classroom Management Techniques That Work Section 10 Forms
225
Classroom Management Techniques That Work Appendix
245
Classroom Management Techniques That Work Bibliography
251
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Arnie Bianco (B.S., S.U.N.Y. - Geneseo; M.Ed., University of Arizona, Tucson) taught for nine years at several different grade levels and was a school principal for 24 years. He currently own and directs a theater for children and teens in Tucson, Arizona and has been an adjunct instructor and student teacher supervisor at Chapman University for the past 15 years. He also conducts One-Minute Discipline workshops for teachers.

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