Discipline in the Secondary Classroom: A Positive Approach to Behavior Management / Edition 2

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A teacher's success throughout the school year is largely determined by the events of the first few weeks of school. In his highly successful book Discipline in the Secondary Classroom (more than 100,000 copies sold), classroom management guru Randall Sprick offers practical strategies for beginning the school year, organizing the classroom for success, and establishing rules and behavior expectations for students. He also provides scores of helpful tips gathered from successful classroom teachers or gleaned from the latest educational research.

Discipline in the Secondary Classroom is a treasure-trove of practical advice, tips, checklists, reproducibles, posters, and ready-to-use activities that will save teachers time and help them become more effective educators.

Both new and seasoned teachers will find this book invaluable for designing a management plan that prevents problems, motivates students, and teaches them to behave responsibly. Discipline in the Secondary Classroom includes nine chapters that cover everything from creating a vision for classroom behavior to modifying a student behavior plan as the school year progresses. Also included is a DVD featuring Dr. Sprick teaching two core topics from within the book:

  • How to finalize your classroom management plan and communicate it to students
  • How to reinforce positive behavior in students rather than react to negative behavior
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470422267
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/31/2008
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition with DVD
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Randall S. Sprick, Ph.D., is the director of Safe & Civil Schools, providing teacher and school-improvement services to schools, districts, service centers, and state departments of education.

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Table of Contents

The Author.


How to Use This Book.

Foreword by Donald D. Deshler.



Chapter 1: Vision: Understand Key Concepts About Managing Student Behavior.

Chapter 2: Grading: Design Instruction and Evaluation Systems.

Chapter 3: Organization: Prepare Routines and Procedures.

Chapter 4: Expectations: Plan to Teach Students How to Be Successful.

Chapter 5: Rules and Consequences: Plan to Respond Consistently to Student Misbehavior.

Chapter 6: Motivation: Enhance Students’ Desire to Succeed.

Chapter 7: Preparation and Launch: Pull It All Together for the First Day.

Chapter 8: Implementation: Monitor and Adjust Your Plan Throughout the Year.

Chapter 9: Proactive Planning for Chronic Misbehavior.

Appendix A: CHAMPs and ACHIEVE versus Daily Reality Rating Scales.

Appendix B: Ratio of Interactions Monitoring Forms.

Appendix C: Misbehavior Recording Sheet.

Appendix D: Grade Book Analysis Worksheet.

Appendix E: On-Task Behavior Observation Sheet.

Appendix F: Opportunities to Respond Observation Sheet.

Appendix G: Student Satisfaction Survey.



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