Relationship-Driven Classroom Management: Strategies That Promote Student Motivation

Relationship-Driven Classroom Management: Strategies That Promote Student Motivation

by John M. Vitto

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"I feel this book appeals to all teachers, especially teachers who must deal with difficult students. The book is well organized and user friendly, with lots of practical examples using real students."
Brenda Waugh, PAR Consulting Teacher
Resource Specialist
Newhall School District, California

"Relationship-Driven Classroom Management is a top recommendation. Vitto offers practical, supportive, research-based strategies that will benefit teachers and students."
Roger Weissberg, Executive Director
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

"As I work with new teachers, this book shares numerous tips and strategies that have been overlooked in teaching methodology courses, or curricular workshops. This book will make a great contribution to education for those who read it and enjoy it."
Karen Harvey, Program Coordinator
Santa Clarita BTSA

"Brimming with insights and practical ideas, this book should be in the hands of every teacher. I enthusiastically recommend this book for teachers in training, experienced and veteran teachers, and administrators searching for effective strategies and techniques for the classroom."
Robert Wubbolding, Director
Center for Reality Therapy
Cincinnati, OH

Build positive relationships with your students and set an example for success!

Positive teacher-student relationships are an important factor in increasing student achievement and motivation as well as decreasing  a student′s risk of dropping out, substance abuse, bullying, and violence.  In fact, it has been shown that these positive relationships are more influential than more highly publicized factors such as classroom size, teacher training, or school policy in protecting adolescents from destructive behaviors. Learn how to proactively and positively manage your classroom and students and build on their inherent strengths and talents, rather than focusing on negative behaviors and outcomes.

Relationship-Driven Classroom Management is the only book to combine resiliency, classroom management, and discipline into one user-friendly format suitable for all teachers.  Featuring case examples, questions, classroom strategies and tips, as well as chapter objectives and summaries, the chapter material covers both Preventive Strategies and Reactive Strategies including:  

  • Attributes of Relationship-Driven Teachers
  • Strengthening Relationships With Students
  • Teaching and Modeling Social-Emotional Skills
  • Cultivating Student Responsibility
  • Creating and Implementing Effective Consequences
  • Building Relationships With Difficult and Resistant Students

By fostering social-emotional learning, teachers can raise student achievement, create a more positive classroom environment, and help in the long-term prevention of future risk for even their most difficult students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483360898
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/14/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

John M. Vitto is a parent, special educator, school psychologist, and author. He specializes in behavior management, prevention programs, solution-focused counseling, reality therapy, and con­flict resolution. In addition to his work in schools, he has worked in two psychiatric hospitals and in private practice. John is an adjunct instructor at Mount Union College. He is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists, Council for Exceptional Children, and the American School Counseling Association. John has presented at state conferences on relation­ship building, conflict management, and the creation of optimal learning environments for students. He enjoys jazz music, movies, and exercising. Questions or comments can be directed to    

Table of Contents

About the Author
Part I: Preventive Strategies
1. Relationship-Driven Classroom Management and Resilience
2. Attributes of the Relationship-Driven Teacher
3. Proactive Classroom Management Strategies
4. Strengthening Relationships With Students
5. Teaching and Modeling Social-Emotional Skills
6. Enhancing Student Motivation
7. Cultivating Student Responsibility
Part II: Reactive Strategies
8. Creating and Implementing Effective Consequences
9. Building Relationships With Difficult and Resistant Students
10. Reflecting on Your Classroom Management Skills
Resource: Further Strategies for Adapting Instruction

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