Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers / Edition 3

Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers / Edition 3

by Carolyn M. Evertson

ISBN-10: 0205154263

ISBN-13: 9780205154265

Pub. Date: 10/28/1993

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Based on extensive research conducted by the authors in more than 500 classrooms over the past 25 years, this best-selling book presents a thoroughly practical, hands-on approach to elementary classroom management. It helps an instructor perform one of the most basic tasks for a teacher to develop a smoothly running classroom that creates an


Based on extensive research conducted by the authors in more than 500 classrooms over the past 25 years, this best-selling book presents a thoroughly practical, hands-on approach to elementary classroom management. It helps an instructor perform one of the most basic tasks for a teacher to develop a smoothly running classroom that creates an environment for encouragement and learning! Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers gives teachers the information and skills they need to establish classroom management systems. Written for the prospective elementary level teacher, the content is organized so that it can be readily applied in the classroom setting. It addresses the planning decisions teachers must make arranging the physical space, establishing rules and procedures, planning and conducting instruction, maintaining appropriate behavior, addressing problem behavior, using good communication skills, and managing special groups. All examples, checklists, case studies, and group activities are at the elementary level. For pre-service and in-service elementary teachers.

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Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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Older Edition
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Table of Contents

1Organizing Your Classroom and Supplies1
Four Keys to Good Room Arrangement3
Suggestions for Arranging Your Classroom4
Wall and Ceiling Space4
Floor Space6
Storage Space and Supplies12
Further Reading14
Suggested Activities15
Checklist 1Room Preparation17
2Choosing Rules and Procedures18
Why All Kinds of Classrooms Need Rules and Procedures19
Preliminary Considerations20
Definition of Terms20
Identifying School Rules and Procedures21
Planning Your Classroom Rules22
Student Participation in Rule Setting23
Planning Classroom Procedures25
Procedures for Room Use25
Procedures during Individual Work and Teacher-Led Activities27
Transitions into and out of the Room29
Procedures during Teacher-Led Small-Group Instruction30
Procedures during Cooperative Group Activities32
General Procedures32
Further Reading34
Suggested Activities35
Case Study 2.1Classroom Procedures and Rules in a Second-Grade Class36
Case Study 2.2Using Centers in a Multitask Classroom37
Checklist 2Rules and Procedures38
3Managing Student Work40
Clear Communication of Assignments and Work Requirements42
Instructions for Assignments43
Standards for Form, Neatness, and Due Dates43
Procedures for Absent Students44
Monitoring Progress on and Completion of Assignments45
Monitoring Work in Progress45
Monitoring the Completion of Assignments46
Maintaining Records of Student Work47
Managing Student Portfolios47
Managing the Paperwork48
Feedback to Students49
Further Reading51
Suggested Activities51
Case Study 3.1Managing Student Work52
Case Study 3.2Keeping Students Involved during Center Activities53
Case Study 3.3Using Technology in an Upper Elementary Grade54
Case Study 3.4Poor Work and Study Habits in a Fourth-Grade Class55
Checklist 3Accountability Procedures56
4Getting Off to a Good Start58
Teaching Rules and Procedures59
Planning for a Good Beginning61
Planning for the First Days of School62
Some Typical Activities62
Communicating with Parents67
Special Problems68
Preparing for a Substitute71
Further Reading72
Suggested Activities73
Case Study 4.1Beginning the Year in a Literature-Based Primary Classroom73
Case Study 4.2Beginning the Year in a Sixth-Grade Math Class Using Cooperative Learning80
Checklist 4Preparation for the Beginning of School85
5Planning and Conducting Instruction87
Planning Instructional Activities88
Types of Planning89
Types of Instructional Activities89
Arranging Activities within a Lesson94
Planning for Clear Instruction95
Technology in the Classroom97
Kounin's Concepts for Managing Whole-Group Instruction98
Preventing Misbehavior100
Managing Movement101
Maintaining Group Focus101
Common Problems in Conducting Instruction103
Further Reading105
Suggested Activities106
Problem 5.1106
Problem 5.2107
Problem 5.3107
Problem 5.4107
Case Study 5.1A Science Lesson in a Sixth-Grade Class108
Checklist 5Planning for Instruction109
6Managing Cooperative Learning Groups111
Research on Cooperative Learning112
Examples of Group Activities113
Strategies and Routines That Support Cooperative Learning114
Room Arrangement114
Talk and Movement Procedures115
Group Attention Signals116
Promoting Interdependence within the Group117
Individual Accountability118
Monitoring Student Work and Behavior119
Interventions for Groups120
Effective Group Work Skills121
Social Skills121
Explaining Skills122
Leadership Skills122
Beginning the Use of Cooperative Learning Groups123
Room Arrangement123
Procedures and Routines123
Forming Groups124
Initial Group Tasks125
Teaching Group Skills126
Student Goals and Participation127
Using Group and Individual Rewards128
Further Reading128
Suggested Activities129
Checklist 6Planning for Cooperative Group Instruction130
7Maintaining Appropriate Student Behavior131
Monitoring Student Behavior133
Management of Inappropriate Behavior136
Four Ways to Manage Inappropriate Behavior137
Building a Positive Climate137
Improving Class Climate through Incentives and Rewards139
Material Incentives142
Caution in the Use of Rewards143
Further Reading144
Suggested Activities145
Problem 7.1Misbehavior in a Third-Grade Class147
8Communication Skills for Teaching149
Constructive Assertiveness152
Stating the Problem or Concern153
Body Language153
Obtaining Appropriate Behavior154
Empathic Responding154
Listening Skills156
Processing Skills156
Problem Solving158
Talking with Parents162
Further Reading163
Suggested Activities163
Activity 8.1Developing Assertiveness Skills163
Activity 8.2Recognizing Listening Responses164
Activity 8.3Producing Empathic Responses165
Activity 8.4Problem-Solving Exercises166
Activity 8.5Dialogue Analysis167
Dialogue 8.1Brad167
Dialogue 8.2Alice and Alicia168
Dialogue 8.3Terrence169
Assertiveness Assessment Scales170
9Managing Problem Behaviors172
What Is Problem Behavior?174
Minor Problem174
Major Problem but Limited in Scope and Effects174
Escalating or Spreading Problem174
Goals for Managing Problem Behavior175
Management Strategies175
Minor Interventions177
Moderate Interventions179
More Extensive Interventions181
Special Problems187
Rudeness toward the Teacher189
Chronic Avoidance of Work190
Other Aggressive Behavior192
Defiance or Hostility toward the Teacher192
A Final Reminder: Think and Act Positively193
Further Reading194
Suggested Activities195
10Managing Special Groups196
Assessing Entering Achievement197
Identifying Special Groups198
Strategies for Individual Differences198
Team Teaching198
Modifying Whole-Class Instruction200
Supplementary Instruction201
Individualized Instruction205
Additional Strategies208
Working with Special Needs Students209
Students with Learning Disabilities210
Students with Emotional or Behavioral Problems210
Students with Serious Social Deficits (Asperger's Syndrome)212
Students with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity213
Students Who Are Deaf or Hearing Impaired214
Students Who Have Visual Impairments215
Students with Limited English Proficiency216
Students Living in Extreme Poverty218
Teaching Lower-Achieving Students219
Active Instruction219
Organizing and Pacing Instruction220
Remedial Instruction220
Building Positive Attitudes221
Teaching Higher-Achieving Students222
Further Reading223
Suggested Activities223
Case Study 10.1Organizing Reading Instruction for Low Academic Level Students224
Case Study 10.2Supporting Students with Auditory Disabilities in the Classroom225
Case Study 10.3Teaching Students in a Third-Grade Inclusion Class226
Problem 10.1Team Teaching227
Problem 10.2A Heterogeneous Class227
AppendixAnswer Keys for Chapter Activities228
References and Further Readings238

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