Conscious Classroom Management: Unlocking the Secrets of Great Teaching

Conscious Classroom Management: Unlocking the Secrets of Great Teaching

by Rick Smith

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Overview

Indispensable for new teacher induction or regular staff development, this resource incorporates meaningful stories, insights, humor, and invaluable strategies for what really works in the classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979635502
Publisher: Conscious Teaching Publications
Publication date: 09/15/2004
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Rick Smith is an award-winning teacher, education consultant, and international presenter. He taught students in San Rafael, California for over fifteen years (with a primary focus on students at risk), and was a mentor/support provider and mentor coordinator for seven years. He has taught in the Secondary Credential Program at Dominican College in San Rafael and has trained American Peace Corps Volunteer Teachers in Ghana, West Africa.  He has given numerous keynotes, pre-conference workshops, and presentations at state and national conferences throughout the United States.  Currently, he teaches in the Elementary Credential Program at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California and mentors beginning teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Table of Contents

Foreword - Spence Rogers
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
How to Use This Book
Part I. Foundation - Who We Are
2. Assume the Best
Teachers Teach Procedures and Behavior
Students Want to Learn Content
Students Want to Learn Behavior
3. Inner Authority
The Inner Authority Continuum
When and How to Apologize
Growing in Inner Authority
4. Ask for Help
Characteristics of a Good Teacher
Countering Isolation
Strategies
5. Got Stress?
The Biggest Source of Teacher Stress
Our Infinite Job Description
Find What Works
Taking Care of Ourselves
Part II. Prevention - What We Do Proactively
6. Holding Our Ground
The Firm and Soft Paradox
Saying "No "
Don't Over-explain
Characteristics of an Effective "No "
Ambiguous Characteristics of "No "
Anger vs. Reactivity
7. Positive Connections
The Ingredients - Caring
The Recipe
Avoiding Pitfalls
8. Teaching Procedures
Procedures Are the Railroad Tracks - Content Is the Train
What Procedures Do We Need?
How Do I Teach Procedures
Things to Do
9. Consistency
Other Consistency Keys
10. Getting Ready
What to Do Before School Starts
Before-School Checklist
Starting School
What to Do First
11. Lesson Design
The Big Picture
Starting the Lesson
The Lesson Itself
Closure
Part III. Intervention - What We Do in Response
12. Rules and Consequences
Principles
Rules
Consequences - Five Key Assumptions
The Nuts and Bolts of Consequences
13. Breaking the Cycle of Student Misbehavior
Assumptions That Make a Difference
Five Keys for Permanent Change
Tips for Temporary Change
14. Putting It All Together - Final Thoughts
Classroom Management: The Big Picture
Teaching and Learning: The Big Picture
Our Own Lives: The Really Big Picture
Index
About the Author

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