Common-Sense Classroom Management for Middle and High School Teachers
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Common-Sense Classroom Management for Middle and High School Teachers



© 2005 | 128 pages | Corwin

"A must-read for all new teachers. The humorous format, the practical ideas, and the range of topics covered reflect the strong teaching experiences of the authors. A great book for any middle or high school teacher to read."
Lisa Dieker, Associate Professor, College of Education
University of Central Florida

How you can be five simple steps closer to managing a successful classroom!

By the authors of the best-selling Common-Sense Classroom Management for teachers in K-6 classrooms, this new guide to classroom management for grades 6-12 will be an indispensable resource for new teachers, teacher trainers, and mentor teachers in middle schools and high schools.

Covering more than 65 best practices for managing the typical school day, the authors use a straightforward format that features five steps or fewer for each strategy, with icons highlighting how teachers can customize their strategies for older teens and for special learners in the inclusive classroom. Topics include:

  • Taking care of teacher and classroom business
  • Creating a positive classroom atmosphere
  • Working with diverse student and family populations
  • Dealing with challenging students and situations

Teachers are always looking for better ways to organize and manage their classrooms. Finally, a practical, common-sense approach is right here at your fingertips!

 
Foreword
 
Preface and Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Taking Care of Teacher Business
 
2. Creating a Positive Classroom Atmosphere
 
3. Working With Diverse Student and Family Populations
 
4. With-It-Ness
 
5. Transitioning
 
6. Taking Care of Classroom Business
 
7. Reinforcers and Consequences
 
8. Dealing With Challenging Students and Situations
 
Suggested Readings
 
Index

"Excellent suggestions and tools will provide classroom teachers with strong skills to prepare them for the wonderful, yet never ending, challenges of teaching…. Great results will be felt every day!"

Patricia A. Yale, Director of Special Services
Milwaukee Public Schools

"A must-read for all new teachers…. The humorous format, the practical ideas, and the range of topics covered reflect the strong teaching experiences of the authors…. A great book for any middle or high school teacher to read."

Lisa Dieker, Associate Professor, College of Education
University of Central Florida

"Great, helpful hints on how to handle students in the classroom…. This book should be included as part of every new teacher’s core academic course readings."

Michael E. Barry, Teacher
Milwaukee High School of the Arts

"...the positive, upbeat approach of the authors is highly commendable as something which works, now only in primary but also in secondary schools...The section on bullying is very practical.  It includes 4 clear signals for busy teachers.  This is worth a ton of theory on the root causes and psychology of the bully and is to be applauded."

Nurturing Potential, Issue 18
Key features
  • Strategies cover teacher business, classroom business, classroom atmosphere, transitioning, rewards, consequences, working with diverse student/family populations, and more. 
  • Five-steps or fewer promote ease of use and next-day classroom implementation.
  • Icons help teachers customize strategies for older teen learners and for learners with special needs.

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