Reluctant Disciplinarian: Advice on Classroom Management from a Softy who Became (eventually) a Successful Teacher

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Cottonwood Press, 1999 - Education - 143 pages
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Based on the author's disastrous first year of teaching, which began with no classroom management skills, this recollection offers clear and specific advice based on what he learned on the way to becoming "Teacher of the Year" four years later.

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Review: Reluctant Disciplinarian: Advice on Classroom Management From a Softy who Became (Eventually) a Successful Teacher

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This is a great book for new teachers. I greatly enjoyed the practical advice. Although it wasn't the cure for my challenges teaching, it was an interesting read. Moreover, Rubinstein is an entertaining writer. Read full review

Review: Reluctant Disciplinarian: Advice on Classroom Management From a Softy who Became (Eventually) a Successful Teacher

User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

Most of this book is common sense, but it is presented in a very humorous way. I wish I had read it at the beginning of my career because it could have eliminated some of the pitfalls that I fell into as a novice teacher. Read full review

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Contents

Why Learning to Discipline Is So Hard
21
What Does Not Work
39
Being a Real Teacher
66
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Gary Rubinstein is a teacher at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan and a teacher trainer for the New York City Teaching Fellows. He is the author of several essays and articles about teaching that have appeared in national magazines and journals. He lives in Long Beach, New York.

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