The goal of this book is to give teachers the skills to successfully manage their classrooms by taking a positive, pro-active stance. Even in cases of difficult classrooms and troubled students, teachers will learn social and emotional contexts to dramatically influence their ability to work with secondary students. Also included are many suggestions to prevent classroom management problems, such as communication tips and skills for working with parents, along with guidelines for understanding the behavior of secondary students and the application of appropriate consequences for both positive and negative behavior. Readers will finish the book with the skills to formulate their own personal philosophy of classroom management and development. Chapters new to this edition are Multicultural Counseling; a new overview of Brief Therapy; expanded coverage of ethical and legal issues, and completely revised and updated references. For pre-service and in-service teachers.
|Publisher:||Allyn & Bacon, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.01(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.47(d)|
Table of Contents
I. CONTEXTS AND LEGAL ISSUES.
1. Social and Educational Contexts.
2. Legal Issues in Managing Student Behavior.
II. PREVENTATIVE MANAGEMENT.
3. Before School Begins.
4. Communication Strategies.
5. Starting the Year Right: The First Days.
6. Managing Instruction.
7. Parental Involvement.
III. UNDERSTANDING STUDENT BEHAVIOR AND APPLYING CONSEQUENCES.
8. Understanding the Behavior of Secondary Students.
9. Using Consequences and Positive Reinforcement.
10. Youths in Crises: Solving Social Problems.
IV. SPECIAL POPULATIONS.
11. Students with Special Needs.
12. Cultural Differences.
V. A PROBLEM SOLVING MODEL AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PHILOSOPHY.
13. A Model for Solving Discipline Problems.