One Minute Discipline: Classroom Management Strategies That Work

One Minute Discipline: Classroom Management Strategies That Work

by Arnie Bianco, Jeffery Short
     
 

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For classroom teachers at all levels, here is a unique collection of practical, proven-effective techniques and ready-to-use tools for managing classroom behavior and creating the positive environment that students and teachers need to promote learning.

Each classroom-tested strategy is presented in a simple-to-use format for quick reference that shows: What

Overview

For classroom teachers at all levels, here is a unique collection of practical, proven-effective techniques and ready-to-use tools for managing classroom behavior and creating the positive environment that students and teachers need to promote learning.

Each classroom-tested strategy is presented in a simple-to-use format for quick reference that shows: What the technique or idea is, Why you need it, and How to make it work. Plus, the techniques are complemented by support ideas, time-saving reproducible forms, lively illustrations, and interesting, reproducible quote about teaching.

For easy to use, it s all printed in a big, 8-1/2" x 11" lay-flat format for easy photocopying and its organized into 10 sections:

  • PHILOSOPHY provides a philosophical framework for the strategies presented in the book, such as "The Three C s of Teaching."
  • KNOW YOU "CLIENTS" features activities and surveys, including "Icebreaker: Backpack Introductions" and the "student Survey," to help you learn about your students and their needs.
  • HOME AND SCHOOL gives you support ideas and reproducible forms for improving the home school connection, such as "Newsletters" and "Parent Homework Letter."
  • THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL offers tops and ready-to-use tools for getting the school year off to a positive start, including "Classroom Rules Checklist" and "Classroom Welcome Sign."
  • VOCABULARY presents effective techniques for modifying student behavior, such as "Grandma s Law," which motivates students with a payoff ("desert") for completing a task.
  • TECHNIQUE, STRATEGIES, AND GOOD IDEAS is packed with easy-to-use ideas, including "Noise Level Control" and "One-Minute Correction," for solving discipline problems.
  • TEACHING SKILLS provides practical procedures that enhance your teaching and decrease disruptive behavior, such as "Transition Time" to reduce the time spent between activities and a "Teacher Self-Assessment" to help you evaluate and improve your teaching techniques.
  • GREAT "LITTLE GEMS" offers a variety of helpful discipline and teaching strategies. For example, "Token Economies" shows you how to use a pint system to reward good behavior.
  • SURVIVAL SKILLS gives you invaluable ideas for conserving energy and relieving stress, such as "Crisis Management" and the "24-Hour Rule" for handling difficult situations.
  • FORMS features time-saving, reproducible forms, including "Substitute Teacher Form," "Office Discipline Ticket," and "Student/Teacher/Parent Action Contract."
In short, One-Minute Discipline is a practical guide providing effective, easy-to-implement approaches to the many classroom management and discipline challenges that teaches face every day.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is positive, funny and full of ideas." (Arizona Daily Star, 2/2/03)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130452986
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/20/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
543,903
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Arnie Bianco (B.S., S.U.N.Y. - Geneseo; M.Ed., University of Arizona, Tucson) taught for nine years at several different grade levels and was a school principal for 24 years. He currently own and directs a theater for children and teens in Tucson, Arizona and has been an adjunct instructor and student teacher supervisor at Chapman University for the past 15 years. He also conducts One-Minute Discipline workshops for teachers.

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