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Elementary Classroom Management: Lessons from Research and Practice / Edition 4

Elementary Classroom Management: Lessons from Research and Practice / Edition 4


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ISBN-13: 9780073010366
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Publication date: 05/11/2006
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Carol S. Weinstein has recently retired from her position as Professor of Education at Rutgers Graduate School of Education, where she was Associate Dean of Teacher Education and Chair of the Department of Learning and Teaching. She received her doctorate from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1975. A former public school teacher, she has authored dozens of journal articles and book chapters on topics ranging from the physical design of classrooms to prospective teachers' beliefs about classroom management. Her most recent work has focused on “culturally responsive classroom management,” and she served as the guest editor for a special issue of Theory Into Practice on “Managing Classrooms in a Diverse Society.” With Carolyn Evertson, she co-edited the first Handbook of Classroom Management: Research, Practice, and Contemporary Issues (to be published by Erlbaum, 2006). She has also written a companion volume to this text on managing secondary classrooms (McGraw-Hill). In July 2000, she received a Contributing Researcher Award from the American Federation of Teachers for "Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice in Effective Classroom Management." Her special interests are classroom organization and management, violence prevention, and teacher education.
Molly Romano works in the department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona. Dr. Romano received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s and doctoral degree in Teaching and Teacher Education, all from the University of Arizona. Before her work at the university, Dr. Romano was an elementary classroom teacher for 10 years. During this time, she worked as a cooperating teacher for several student teachers and as a beginning teacher mentor. Dr. Romano has conducted research on “bumpy moments” (a term she coined to describe episodes during the practice of teaching that require additional reflection before acting) with both practicing and preservice teachers. This led to an interest in the successes and struggles of teachers, particularly during thefirst year of practice. Dr. Romano found that many of the “bumpy moments” and struggles of teaching identified,for both preservice and practicing teachers, were concerns about classroom management. Currently, Dr. Romano is serving as project director for an NSF grant for the preparation of math and science teachers.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1. Classroom Management in a Crowded, Complex Environment
Part II: Establishing an Environment for Learning

Chapter 2. Designing the Physical Environment

Chapter 3. Building Respectful, Caring Relationships

Chapter 4. Establishing Norms for Behavior

Chapter 5. Knowing Your Students and Their Special Needs

Chapter 6. Working with Families
Part III: Organizing and Managing Instruction

Chapter 7. Making the Most of Classroom Time

Chapter 8. Enhancing Students' Motivation

Chapter 9. Managing Independent Work

Chapter 10. Managing Small-Group Work

Chapter 11: Managing Recitations and Discussions
Part IV: Coping with the Challenges

Chapter 12. Responding Effectively to Problem Behaviors

Chapter 13. Preventing and Responding to Violence

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