1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom: Effective Discipline for Pre-K through Grade 8

1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom: Effective Discipline for Pre-K through Grade 8

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1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom: Effective Discipline for Pre-K through Grade 8 by Thomas Phelan, Sarah Jane Schonour

Based on the bestselling parenting book 1-2-3 Magic

"If you only have time to read one book about managing student behavior, make it this one."

"This book is a great resource for new teachers and veteran teachers."

The fastest way to get back to what you love—teaching!

Being a teacher can be one of the most rewarding professions, but also one of the most frustrating. Many teachers feel very prepared to instruct students in their chosen subjects, but don't have quite as much training in managing classroom discipline-yet experienced educators know that if challenging behavior goes unchecked, the entire year can be disrupted. 1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom shows teachers how to establish and maintain good discipline habits in their classrooms through an easy-to-understand program that you'll swear "works like magic."

1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom will help you understand:

• How to encourage courteous classroom behavior and constructive work habits
• How your personality affects your teaching style
• How to effectively manage transition times with your class
• Successful methods for handling assemblies, recess, lunchtime, and field trips
• How to communicate productively with parents

1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom takes the guesswork out of classroom discipline and will help you get back to teaching and your students get back to learning-today!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492633051
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 489,902
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. Thomas W. Phelan is an internationally renowned expert, author, and lecturer on child discipline and Attention Deficit Disorder. A registered Ph.D. clinical psychologist, he appears frequently on radio and TV. Dr. Phelan practices and works in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction: Teaching: Not for the Faint of Heart! xv

Part I Building a Solid Foundation for Classroom Discipline 1

Chapter 1 What Is 1-2-3 Magic? 3

Chapter 2 Identifying Start Behavior and Stop Behavior 7

Chapter 3 Challenging the Little Adult Assumption 12

Chapter 4 Avoiding the Two Biggest Discipline Mistakes 16

Chapter 5 Which Type of Teacher Are You? 20

Part II Managing Undesirable Behavior: Classroom Discipline Step 1 27

Chapter 6 Getting Results through Counting 29

Chapter 7 Advice for Nearly Any Counting Challenge 42

Chapter 8 How to Handle Peer Conflicts, Pouting, and Tantrums 57

Chapter 9 Getting Started with Counting 62

Part III Managing Testing and Manipulation 69

Chapter 10 Recognizing the Six Kinds of Testing and Manipulation 71

Chapter 11 Tales from the Trenches 84

Chapter 12 More Serious Offenses 95

Part IV Encouraging Good Behavior: Classroom Discipline Step 2 107

Chapter 13 Establishing Positive Routines 109

Chapter 14 Using 1-2-3 Magic When Your Class Is on the Move 129

Chapter 15 Coordinating Arrival, Dismissal, and Transitions 140

Chapter 16 Completing Classroom Jobs and Chores 145

Chapter 17 Getting the Schoolwork Done 149

Chapter 18 Conducting Class Meetings 156

Chapter 19 Discussing Behavior Issues with Your Students 161

Part V Strengthening Your Relationships with Your Students: Classroom Discipline Step 3 169

Chapter 20 Utilizing Praise, Fun, and Forgiveness 171

Chapter 21 How to Practice Sympathetic Listening 176

Chapter 22 Working Collaboratively with Parents 186

Part VI Tips for Using 1-2-3 Magic at Different Grade Levels 191

Chapter 23 Preschool and Day Care 193

Chapter 24 Elementary Grades 201

Chapter 25 Middle School 205

Chapter 26 A Note about Students with Special Needs 216

Part VII Collaborating with Administrators 225

Chapter 27 Administrative Policy and Teacher Support 227

Chapter 28 Teacher Self-Evaluation Checklist 237

Part VIII Looking Forward 245

Chapter 29 Enjoying Your New Classroom 247

Appendix 252

Index 257

About the Authors 265

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