In today's educational community, teachers struggle to creatively provide students sound structure in the classroom to foster a positive and safe learning environment. Jacobs and Langley try to dispel the notion that behavior is the only issue to consider when putting together a good, solid classroom management plan. Real Classroom Management: Whose Job Is It? demonstrates how a successful classroom management plan includes the entire environment-organization of materials, layout of the classroom and school facility, administrative support, and parental involvement-and shows how professional learning communities help incorporate various factors to create a positive learning experience for all students.
Mark M. Jacobs has thirty years of experience in education, having started his career as a teacher before moving up to a central-office position. Nancy Langley, a retired federal government officer, began her second career in education tenyears ago. She is a foreign language department chair for Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia.