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Responsible Classroom Management, Grades K-5: A Schoolwide Plan / Edition 1

Responsible Classroom Management, Grades K-5: A Schoolwide Plan / Edition 1

by J. Allen Queen, Bob Algozzine


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412973908
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 04/26/2010
Pages: 133
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

J. Allen Queen is professor and former chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A former classroom teacher, principal, college administrator, and university professor, he works with teachers and principals in the areas of managing priorities, time management, and stress reduction. Queen has written over 30 books and 70 articles, including The Frazzled Teacher’s Wellness Plan (Corwin Press 2004), The Block Scheduling Handbook (Corwin Press 2002), and books on karate and fitness for young readers. He has appeared on radio and television programs, including ABC's World News Now, and has been a consultant to over 160 schools and districts in 36 states and 3 foreign countries in the areas of classroom discipline, school safety, block scheduling, and time management.

Bob Algozzine is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina and project codirector of the U.S. Department of Education-supported Behavior and Reading Improvement Center. With 25 years of research experience and extensive firsthand knowledge of teaching students classified as seriously emotionally disturbed, Algozzine is a uniquely qualified staff developer, conference speaker, and teacher of behavior management and effective teaching courses. He is active in special education practice as a partner and collaborator with professionals in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in North Carolina and as an editor of several journals focused on special education. Algozzine has written more than 250 manuscripts on special education topics, including many books and textbooks on how to manage emotional and social behavior problems.

Table of Contents

List of Tools ix

Acknowledgements xi

About the Authors xiii

Introduction 1

1 Understanding The RCMPlan™ 9

The RCMPlan™ 11

Becoming a Successful RCM Teacher 13

The Three Major RCM Principles 14

Individual Treatment 15

A Model for Improving Instruction and Behavior 16

The Functions of the Discipline Review Committee 18

An Invitation to Change: The RCMPlan™ Inventory 19

Key to RCMPlan™ Inventory 24

Looking Ahead 24

2 Teaching Students Responsibility Within Warm and Inviting Classrooms 25

The Original and Still Functional Correlates for Teaching Responsibility 26

Expecting Responsibility and Civility in the Classroom 27

Teaching Responsibility Directly 29

Experimenting With Responsibility and Civility in the Classroom 30

Modeling Responsible Behavior 32

Fairly Acknowledging Differences 33

Issues Affecting the Implementation of RCM 33

Practicing Internal-Behavior Control 34

Developing a Warm and Inviting Classroom 35

The Four Types of Inviting Teachers 40

Preparing to Modify Classroom Procedures 40

Student Roles and Additions to the Classroom 41

Group Activities 43

Looking Ahead 44

3 Standards, Guidelines, and Expected Behaviors 45

Why Rules Do Not Work With Elementary Children 45

The Limitations of Rules 46

Responsible Teaching 47

Replacing Rules With School and Classroom Standards, Guidelines, and Expected Behaviors 48

Standards 48

Guidelines 49

Expected Behaviors 49

Building School Guidelines for Outside the Classroom 51

Developing Classroom Guidelines 51

Teaching the Standards and Guidelines to Students 54

Looking Ahead 54

4 Using Consequences to Teach Responsibility 55

Using Logical Consequences Versus Punishment 55

Assigning Consequences According to the Degree of Inappropriate Behavior 58

Developing a Pool of Consequences for Selective Use in the Classroom 59

Teaming With Other Teachers to Address Out-of-Classroom Infractions 61

Using Routines to Clarify Expectations 62

Dealing with Disruptive Classroom Behavior 62

Consequences for More Serious Infractions: The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) 63

The Role of the DRC With RCM Design and ICU Management 63

Planning Ahead for ICU 65

Using ICU Effectively 65

FAQs: The ICU 67

Monitoring the ICU 68

Behavior Improvement Agreements (BIAs) 68

BIA I 69


The DRC's Supervisory Process 70

A Sample of Grade-Specific Consequences 73

Group Activities 77

Looking Ahead 78

Resource A The RCMPlan™ Principal's Guide 79

Resource B The RCMPlan™ Toolbox 85

References 127

Index 129

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