Why Can't You Behave?: The Teacher's Guide to Creative Classroom Management, K-3 / Edition 1

Why Can't You Behave?: The Teacher's Guide to Creative Classroom Management, K-3 / Edition 1

by Paula Rogovin
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Why Can't You Behave?: The Teacher's Guide to Creative Classroom Management, K-3 / Edition 1

Why is it that some classes are peaceful and industrious, filled with attentive, hard-working kids-while others are a primary teacher's nightmare?

    Shouting out
    Cutting in line

Paula Rogovin has answers to these questions, and she's also got hard-won remedies for your worst classroom discipline problems. Ideal for preservice and new teachers as well as veterans, Why Can't You Behave? takes you inside Rogovin's classroom to see how she deals with challenging behavior and how to intertwine classroom management and curriculum to end nightmarish behavior.

You will learn how to reinforce positive behaviors and promote a safe, cooperative classroom community while solving perennial problems including maintaining fruitful whole-class discussions and mediating disputes between children. You'll see firsthand how simple, smart techniques like complimenting, role-playing, and using examples from children's literature encourage students to become fully absorbed by the curriculum and less intrigued by the allure of acting out. And if you are uneasy with parent participation, you'll find out how to successfully involve families in your classroom, forging strong home-school alliances that support your curricular activities.

If you're tired of shouting, weary of blinking the lights, and besieged by inappropriate behaviors, there is hope. Turn to Paula Rogovin for the answers you need and build an engaged, productive classroom community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780325006512
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 07/20/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

1Discipline--Making It Happen in Your Classroom1
2Teaching the Whole Child22
3Routines and Rituals31
4Family Involvement37
5Classroom Management--Tips from an Old-Timer51
6A Rich Curriculum Is Essential94
7Interviews Can Help Develop Values105
8Literature Can Help Develop Values123
9Working with Special Needs Children135
Bibliography and Resources151

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