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Principles of Classroom Management


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Preface I. FOUNDATIONS. 1. The Basics. Defining the Process of Teaching.
Case 1.1: Getting Students to Respond.
Case 1.2: "Why Study? We Don't Get Enough Time for the Test Anyway!"
Principles of Classroom Management.
Professional Decision-Making Hierarchy.
Case 1.3: The Vice-Principal Wants to See Whom?
2. Nature of the Discipline Problem. Defining a Discipline Problem.
Case 2.1: Can a Teacher Be a Discipline Problem?
Case 2.2: Solving a Motivational Problem.
Extent of the Problem.
The Effect of Classroom Discipline Problems on Teaching and Learning.
Case 2.3: Discipline: A Costly Waste of Time.
Case 2.4: The Ripple Effect.
3. Understanding Why Children Misbehave. Societal Changes.
Case 3.1: This Is the Greatest Thing That Has Happened to Me in Twenty Years of Teaching.
Case 3.2: Who Really Cares?
Failure to Meet Children's Basic Needs.
Case 3.3: Hanging on the Corner.
Case 3.4: Marital Conflict.
Case 3.5: Forgetting to Sit Down.
Case 3.6: There Must Be a Better Way.
Case 3.7: Too Much Noise.
Case 3.8: Afraid of Going to School.
Case 3.9: Turning Off Students.
Children's Pursuit of Social Recognition and Self-Esteem. Case 3.10: I'm Going to Be Sorry When Fifth Grade Is Over.
Case 3.11: Seeking Faulty Goals.
Self EsteemBullying and Cyberbullying
Case 3.12: "Get out of My Face."
Stages of Cognitive and Moral DevelopmentInstructional Competence.
Case 3.13: Not Being Able to Teach.
4. Philosophical Approaches to Classroom Management. Case 4.1: The Tricks-of-the-Trade Approach.
Teacher Power Bases.
Case 4.2: The Involved Teacher.
Case 4.3: Her Reputation Precedes Her.
Case 4.4: "School Is Your Job."
Case 4.5: Going to Recess.
Theories of Classroom Management.
Case 4.6: Handling Disruptive David. II. PREVENTION.
5. The Professional Teacher. The Basics of Effective Teaching. Lesson DesignStudent Motivation: Teacher Variables
Case 5.1: The Popcorn Popper.
Case 5.2: Talking between Classes.
Case 5.3: Nonconstructive Feedback. Teacher ExpectationsClassroom QuestioningMaximizing Learning Time
Beyond the Basics. Teaching for UnderstandingAuthentic InstructionCreating Communities of LearnersTeaching toward Multiple Intelligences
Case 5.4: Cooperative Learning in Biology.
Case 5.5: Three Years of History Rolled into One.
6. Structuring the Environment. Designing the Physical Classroom Environment.
Establishing Classroom Guidelines.
Case 6.1: Fourteen to Ten, Music Wins.
Case 6.2: Having Your Name Placed on the Board Isn't Always Bad.
Case 6.3: "I Don't Know if I Can Remember."
Case 6.4: "I'm Not Promising Anything."
Case 6.5: Calling out Correct Answers.
Case 6.6: The Smiley Face Self-Analysis.
The Cultural Embeddedness of Rules and Guidelines.
Case 6.7: Believing What You Want toCase 6.8: No One Looks Like MeCreating Group Norms to Structure Appropriate Behavior. III. INTERVENTIONS FOR COMMON BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS
7. Managing Common Behavior Problems: Nonverbal Interventions Prerequisites to Management.
Surface Behaviors.
Case 7.1: " ... 3,2,1, Blast Off."
Proactive Intervention Skills.
Remedial Intervention Skills.
Effectiveness of Nonverbal Coping Skills.
Case 7.2: Notes versus Math.
Case 7.3: Let Your Fingers Do the Walking.
8. Coping with Common Behavior Problems: Verbal Interventions and Use of Logical Consequences. Case 8.1: Blowing His Stack.
Classroom Verbal Intervention.
Case 8.2: Jimmy, the Little Sneak.
Comply or Face the Logical Consequences: "You Have a Choice."
When "You Have a Choice" Doesn't Work.
9. Classroom Interventions for Chronic Behavior Problems. Case 9.1: "I Just Dropped My Book."
Relationship Building.
Case 9.2: Darnell.
Case 9.3: Relating to Cindy.
Breaking the Cycle of Discouragement. Talking to Solve ProblemsSpecific Short-Term Problem-Solving Strategies
10. Seeking Outside Assistance. The Nature of Persisting Misbehavior.
When Outside Assistance Is Needed.
The Referral Process.
Working with Parents.
Case 10.1: "In Order to Drive, You Must Speak Spanish."
Case 10.2: "Won't Be Much Help."
Symptoms of Serious Problems.
Legal Aspects of Seeking Outside Assistance. APPENDIX A: THE DISCIPLINE PROBLEM ANALYSIS INVENTORY (DPAI). Part I: Have I Done All I Can to Prevent Misbehavior? Chapter One: The Basics.
Chapter Two: Nature of the Discipline Problem.
Chapter Three: Understanding Why Children Misbehave.
Chapter Four: Philosophical Approaches to Classroom Management.
Chapter Five: The Professional Teacher.
Chapter Six: Structuring the Environment. Part II: Am I Effectively Resolving Misbehavior? Chapter Seven: Managing Common Misbehavior Problems: Nonverbal Intervention.
Chapter Eight: Managing Common Misbehavior Problems: Verbal Interventions and Use of Logical Consequences.
Chapter Nine: Classroom Interventions for Chronic Problems.
Chapter Ten: Seeking Outside Assistance. Appendix B: General Guidelines for Working with Special Needs Students Appendix C: Decisions and Tasks for Beginning the School Year

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