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Practical Classroom Management presents hands-on 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 case studies, examples, and descriptions of specific strategies based on current research and classroom experience. Practical Classroom Management features classrooms ranging from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. It focuses on creating positive learning environments for students, and provides extensive, practical materials on both problem solving and building individual behavior change plans for students with behavioral problems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137082117
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 12/5/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (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



chapter 1 Understanding Effective Classroom Management

Key Chapter Knowledge and Skills

Classroom Management in Perspective

Key Components of Effective Classroom Management

Student Factors That Influence Students’ Learning and Behavior

Developing Your Approach to Classroom Management

Action Plan for Enhancing Your Classroom Management Skills

Recommended Reading

chapter 2 Creating Supportive Personal Relationships in the Classroom

Key Chapter Knowledge and Skills

Teacher Student Relationships

Establishing Positive Relationships with Students

Methods for Communicating Caring and Support

Creating a Community of Support by Developing Positive Peer Relationships in the Classroom

Developing a Positive School Climate

Action Plan for Enhancing Your Classroom Management Skills

Recommended Reading

chapter 3 Working with Parents 

Key Chapter Knowledge and Skills

Methods for Obtaining Parental Support

Involving Parents in the Classroom

Parent Conferences

Dealing Effectively with Parents’ Criticisms and Confrontations

Additional Methods for Positively Engaging Parents of Second Language Learners

Action Plan for Enhancing Your Classroom Management Skills

Recommended Reading  

chapter 4 Developing Standards for Classroom Behavior  

Key Chapter Knowledge and Skills

Beginning the School Year: Establishing Behavior Standards

Classroom Procedures

Classroom Management Skills that Help Maintain On-Task Behavior

Dealing with Common Classroom Disruptions

Action Plan for Enhancing Your Classroom Management Skills

Recommended Reading  

chapter 5 Increasing Students’ Motivation to Learn  

Key Chapter Knowledge and Skills

Key Issues in Student Motivation to Learn  

Students’ Academic Needs  

What Every Teacher Needs to Know about Working with Students Receiving Special Education Services

Action Plan for Enhancing Your Classroom Management Skills

Recommended Reading  

chapter 6 Responding to Violations of Rules and Procedures  

Key Chapter Knowledge and Skills

Effective Responses to Irresponsible Student Behavior  

Responding to Defiant Behavior  

Handling Violent Student Behavior

A Classroom Procedure for Responding to Disruptive Behavior

Using Problem Solving to Assist Students in Learning More Responsible Behavior

Incorporating Problem Solving into a Schoolwide Student Management Plan

The Role of Reinforcement in Encouraging Students to Act Responsibly

Action Plan for Enhancing Your Classroom Management Skills

Recommended Reading  

chapter 7 Developing Individual Behavior Change Plans  

Key Chapter Knowledge and Skills

Understanding What Causes Student Behavior: Conducting an Environmental Analysis/Functional Assessment  

Strategies for Helping Students Develop New Behavior Skills  

A Team Approach to Developing a Positive Behavior Change Plan  

Action Plan for Enhancing Your Classroom Management Skills

Recommended Reading  

appendix A Recommendations for Secondary-Level Teachers Regarding the Teaching of Limited English-Proficient Students  


Subject Index  


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