Teacher's Essential Guide: Classroom Management

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In this brief but indispensable guide, middle and high school teachers-and any teacher who wants to improve daily classroom life-will find comprehensive, practical advice from veteran teacher Jim Burke. Burke starts you off with a self-assessment checklist to help you identify the management issues that are most pressing in your classroom. He then goes on to present quick and effective strategies to address these challenges-providing solutions that work.

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Overview

In this brief but indispensable guide, middle and high school teachers-and any teacher who wants to improve daily classroom life-will find comprehensive, practical advice from veteran teacher Jim Burke. Burke starts you off with a self-assessment checklist to help you identify the management issues that are most pressing in your classroom. He then goes on to present quick and effective strategies to address these challenges-providing solutions that work.

With its streamlined, pocket-sized format, Classroom Management is designed to be carried or stored in a desk drawer for ready access. Burke draws on his many years of classroom experience to help with issues such as how to: keep students fully engaged by capitalizing on their interests, begin and end classroom periods smoothly and efficiently, handle discipline problems and conflict issues appropriately, manage groups effectively, use diversity to enrich the classroom experience for all. In this clear and essential resource, Jim Burke shares his insights on these topics and many more, giving you just the tools you need to build a smooth-running classroom community where learning flourishes.

About the Author:
Jim Burke is an English teacher of Burlingame High School in California

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439934466
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Series: Scholastic First Discovery
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 549,311
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     5
Classroom Management Self-Assessment     8
Your Classroom
Create a Positive First Impression     10
Maintain a Positive and Productive Relationship With All Students     15
Use Your Walls to Educate, Communicate, and Celebrate     21
Assign Seats Based on Individual and Instructional Needs     27
Effective Instruction
Begin the Period Efficiently     32
End the Period Productively     37
Provide a Disciplined, Supportive Classroom Environment     41
Manage Group Instruction Productively     47
Learning for All     52
Meet the Needs of All Students     52
Meet the Needs of English Language Learners     57
Support Students With Special Needs     62
Support Students With Specific Learning Disabilities     68
Positive Discipline     74
Teach Self-Discipline and Personal Responsibility     74
Administer Discipline With Dignity     80
Communicate Policies, Procedures, and Principles in Your Syllabus     85
Establish and Maintain an Effective Approach to Discipline     90
Troubleshooting
Assignments     95
Attendance     97
Record Keeping     98
Abuse     100
Cheating     102
Materials and Equipment     104
Field Trips     105
Substitutes     106
Emergencies     108
Conferences     109
Recommended Reading     112
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