Teaching and the Art of Successful Classroom Management: A how-to-Guidebook for Teachers in Secondary Schools

Teaching and the Art of Successful Classroom Management: A how-to-Guidebook for Teachers in Secondary Schools

by Harvey Kraut




An instructional guide for secondary school interns, student teachers and teachers to-be. A vehicle for evaluation and change for experienced teachers. This clearly written and user-friendly guidebook can be your "launch pad" to mastery in the classroom. The book shows you how to plan the daily lesson, institute classroom rules, use a variety of lesson types, establish and maintain the class record book, develop positive questioning techniques, establish preventive discipline procedures, design meaningful tests, teach across the curriculum and more. This book will inspire confidence in the user! The new teacher will not fear entering his/her classroom the very first time!

This book is also a staff development text that will aid staff developers by: training teachers, being cost effective, improving staff morale, diminishing student absenteeism, and setting a positive school tone. Teaching and the Art of Successful Classroom Management will greatly assist an academic or vocational supervisor who seeks to uplift classroom instruction within his/her department.

The book is an outstanding supplement for secondary school methods students at the university level. It will reinforce an Education professor's instruction, provide students with the means for meeting complex daily routines in their future classrooms and lay a foundation for new teachers to be "skilled goal achievers.

A succinct guide to the nuts and bolts of teaching.
—The New York Teacher, Book Review, February, 1997, New York State United Teachers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780964060227
Publisher: Aysa Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/01/1996
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 141
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

1: Establishing Classroom Operations
2: Classroom Management and Preparing to Teach
3: Maintaining the Class Record Book
4: The Daily Lesson
5: Developing the Lesson
6: Lesson Types
7: Teaching Across the Curriculum
8: Teaching Social Values
9: Testing
10: End-of-Term Evaluation
11: Classroom Discipline and Guidance
12: Evaluating a Lesson
13: Classroom Problems
Teacher Forms

What People are Saying About This

George J. Petersen

I recommend this book to any student entering their first year of teaching. (Dr. George J. Petersen, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Missouri-Columbia)

Lorene Painter

Practical, helpful, concise advise to the beginner. (Dr. Lorene Painter, Chairperson, Department of Education, Lenoir-Rhyne College)

Mike Kelly

A very interesting array of practical information for both the novice and the expert educator! (Dr. Mike Kelly, Associate Professor, Division of Teacher Education, Dominican College)

Patricia A. Vardin

A 'how-to' must guide to classroom practice. (Dr. Patricia Vardin, Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Teaching & Learning, New York University)


From the Author
This book was written in behalf of all secondary school teachers. It serves as an instructional guide for novice teachers and teachers-to-be. It is also a vehicle for evaluation and change for those who are already experienced professionals of the classroom. The content material reflects thirty-three years of personal experience in teaching and supervision. During your careers you will discover teaching methods and techniques not discussed in this manual but which work to your satisfaction. This text, therefore, is not to be viewed as dogma but only as a launching pad toward classroom competency. The book is designed to assist all teachers in making others receptive to information. A specific aim, however, is to give the new or inexperienced teacher a "jump start" in the classroom by offering him/her a foundation upon which to build classroom experience.
— Harvey Kraut

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