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About the Author ix Preface xi Standards xv 1 Understanding Management and Discipline in the Classroom 1 What Is Classroom Management? 2 A Community of Learners 7 Understanding Misbehavior 9 Principles for Working with Students and Preventing Misbehavior 13 Major Concepts 14 Discussion/Reflective Questions 15 Suggested Activities 15 Further Reading 15 2 Models of Discipline 17 The Degree of Control 19 Low Teacher Control Approaches 21 Medium Teacher Control Approaches 26 High Teacher Control Approaches 31 Determining Your Management Plan 37 Major Concepts 39 Discussion/Reflective Questions 40 Suggested Activities 40 Further Reading 40 3 Preparing for the School Year 41 Preparing for the School Year 42 Organizing Your Classroom and Materials 55 Major Concepts 60 Discussion/Reflective Questions 61 Suggested Activities 61 Further Reading 61 4 Choosing Rules and Procedures 63 Rules in the Classroom 65 Procedures in the Classroom 71 Helping Students Assume Responsibility for Their Behavior 75 Major Concepts 77 Discussion/Reflective Questions 77 Suggested Activities 77 Further Reading 78 5 Maintaining Appropriate Student Behavior 79 Building Positive Teacher-Student Relationships 80 Having a Mental Set for Management 85 Managing Whole -Group Instruction 87 Maintaining Student Attention and Involvement 89 Improving Classroom Climate with Reinforcers 93 Major Concepts 96 Discussion/Reflective Questions 96 Suggested Activities 96 Further Reading 96 6 Communication Skills for Teaching 97 The Power of Language 98 General Guidelines for Teacher Language 99 Communicating Firm Limits for Behavior 101 Using Supportive Language 103 Listening 105 Using Nonverbal Communication 108 Major Concepts 110 Discussion/Reflection Questions 110 Suggested Activities 111 Further Reading 111 7 Knowing Your Diverse Students 113 Classroom Management Implications for Diverse Classrooms 115 Sources of Student Diversity 115 Creating a Responsive Classroom 127 Getting to Know Your Students 132 Major Concepts 134 Discussion/Reflective Questions 134 Suggested Activities 135 Further Reading 135 8 Planning and Conducting Instruction 137 Planning Decisions Affect Behavior Management 138 Managing Lesson Delivery 146 Managing Student Work 156 Major Concepts 160 Discussion/Reflective Questions 160 Suggested Activities 161 Further Reading 161 9 Responding to Inappropriate Behavior 163 A Three -Step Response Plan 164 Cautions and Guidelines 173 Dealing with Chronic Misbehaviors 176 Bullying 180 Major Concepts 183 Discussion/Reflective Questions 184 Suggested Activities 184 Further Reading 184 10 Dealing with Challenging or Violent Students 185 Understanding Challenging and Violent Students 186 Planning to Work with Challenging and Violent Students 190 Teaching Students Alternatives to Disruption and Violence 192 Responding to Disruptive or Violent Behavior 197 Major Concepts 205 Discussion/Reflective Questions 205 Suggested Activities 205 Further Reading 206 11 Collaborating with Colleagues and Families 207 Working with Colleagues 208 Working with Families 213 Contacting and Communicating with Families 218 Major Concepts 230 Discussion/Reflective Questions 231 Suggested Activities 231 Further Reading 231 References and Further Readings 233 Name Index 243 Subject Index 249

About the Author

Paul Burden is the author of Classroom Management: Creating a Successful K-12 Learning Community, 6th Edition, published by Wiley.

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