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Overview

“I love this book and I love teaching my classroom management course using this book! It is clear, straightforward, and grounded in solid research. It is very comprehensive, yet at the same time, easy to read.”

–Elizabeth Whiteman, Hudson Valley Community College

Comprehensive Classroom Management presents practical methods for creating a positive learning environment, working with behavioral problems, and dealing with a range of challenges in the K–12 classroom. This text uses real-life examples to help both pre- and in-service teachers understand and apply the principles of classroom management in their own classroom situations. The text uses numerous case studies, examples, and descriptions of specific strategies based on current research and classroom experience. The authors focus on creating positive learning environments for students, and provide extensive, practical materials on both problem solving and building individual behavior change plans for students with behavioral problems.

New to This Edition

  • Extensive new material in the areas of working with culturally diverse student groups, special education, and teacher–student relationships
  • New research and numerous new examples that keep the text current.
  • Complete Instructor's Manual on CD-ROM with sample test items, activities, reproducible forms, and links to useful websites makes course preparation far easier
  • Classroom vignettes video, free to adopters, that illustrates management issues in short clips

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This text for educators, administrators, and counselors investigates such influences on student behavior as interpersonal relationships in the class, the interaction between the school and the home, student motivation, and methods of instruction. The authors offer practical strategies for improving classroom organization and management, and for working with individual students with serious behavior problems. They emphasize the creation of communities of support and the use of a constructivist approach to learning. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205482962
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/24/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Vern Jones is the curernt Chair of the Education Department at Lewis & Clark College Graduate School of Education and Counseling. He has experience as a junior high school teacher of students with emotional and behavior problems, a junior high school vice principal, and a district resource coordinator for students with emotional and behavior disorders. From 1986 to 1989, Vern was co-chair of the American Educational Research Association's special interest group on classroom management. He has served as a scholar in residence in the department of education at Western Michigan State University, visited California State University at Riverside as a Distinguished Scholar, given the centennial address for the University of Idaho School of Education, and served as a distinguished lecture series presenter at Hastings College in Nebraska. In 1990, he won the Burlington Northern Award as Graduate School Teacher of the Year at Lewis & Clark College. He has given keynote addresses at state conferences in over ten states and consulted with school districts and staff in over 25 states.

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Table of Contents

Preface
About the Authors
Ch. 1 Classroom Management in Perspective 3
Ch. 2 Understanding Students' Basic Psychological Needs 37
Ch. 3 Establishing Positive Teacher-Student Relationships 77
Ch. 4 Creating Positive Peer Relationships 120
Ch. 5 Working with Parents 156
Ch. 6 Enhancing Student's Motivation to Learn 191
Ch. 7 Developing Standards for Classroom Behavior 255
Ch. 8 Responding to Violations of Rules and Procedures 301
Ch. 9 Using Problem Solving to Resolve Behavior Problems 331
Ch. 10 Developing Individual Behavior Change Plans 372
App. A Possible Procedures for Common Areas in an Elementary School 429
Bibliography 431
Name Index 440
Subject Index 443
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    This was the most poorly organized textbook I have ever used. Th

    This was the most poorly organized textbook I have ever used. The material was so disjointed that I had to utilize other sources to get information for my class. In addition, the index in the back was not exhaustive nor aligned with the material in the book.
    I would suggest choosing different authors if you need to learn about actual classroom management theories because the Joneses left out some major players.

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