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Planning Classroom Management
A Five-Step Process to Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Second Edition


May 2006 | 176 pages | Corwin
'This is a clearly written, tightly organized, well-researched book. Its strength is in the five-step process it introduces and develops' - Francisco Guajardo, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, University of Texas Pan American

'This book offers a wealth of concrete and specific examples, models, and directions. Any teacher or prospective teacher reading it should be able to develop a Classroom Management Plan and implement it' - Frances Fowler, Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Educational Leadership, Miami University

'Dr. Bosch provides a very practical, step-by-step approach to developing a management plan that works! Teachers take suggestions and develop their plan to fit their beliefs and styles' - Linda Scott, Principal, Oscar Smith Middle School, Chesapeake, VA

One of the most challenging tasks for teachers is classroom management that ensures high levels of achievement for all students. In this updated edition, Karen Bosch helps preservice and experienced teachers develop classroom management plans tailored to their specific needs and skills. She discusses a five-step process that includes introspection, classroom observation, plan development, implementation, and plan revision.

Field-tested for more than ten years, this unique book includes:

o Worksheets with questions to guide each step of the process

o Ample vignettes and examples

o Strategies for organization, discipline, classroom operation, and instruction

o Tips for working with diverse students

This excellent resource provides guidance for teachers seeking to create a positive classroom environment, plan for student-centered learning, and meet the demands of today's classrooms.


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Classroom Management
Overview of Classroom Management

 
Creating a Classroom Management Plan

 
 
2. Classroom Management Plan
What Is a Classroom Management Plan?

 
The Components of a Classroom Management Plan

 
 
3. Introspection: Getting in Touch With Your Teaching Self
Analyze Your Teaching Self

 
Reflection Questionnaire

 
Discussion of the Reflection Questionnaire

 
Introspection and Reflection as an Ongoing Process

 
 
4. Classroom Observation
The Role of Observation in the Classroom Management Process

 
How to Conduct Observations

 
The Observation Guide

 
 
5. Developing a Personal Classroom Management Plan
The Personal CMP

 
Composing a Personal CMP

 
Classroom Organization

 
Instruction

 
Evaluation

 
Professional Development

 
 
6. Implementing the Classroom Management Plan
Set the CMP in Motion

 
Planning CMP Mini-Lessons

 
Teaching the CMP

 
CMP Mini-Lesson for Introducing the CMP and Its Components

 
CMP Mini-Lesson for Developing Classroom Rules

 
CMP Mini-Lesson for Teaching Classroom Rules: Respect

 
CMP Mini-Lesson for Teaching Consequences

 
CMP Mini-Lesson for Teaching Incentives

 
CMP Mini-Lesson for Teaching Social Skills: Friendship and Respect

 
CMP Mini-Lesson for Teaching Social Skills: Class Meetings

 
CMP Mini-Lesson for Teaching Cues (Grades K–3)

 
CMP Mini-Lesson for Teaching Cues (Grades 4 and 5)

 
CMP Mini-Lesson for Teaching With a Computer

 
 
7. Revising the Classroom Management Plan
A Plan in Flux

 
Reflective Revising of the CMP

 
Summary of the Reflective Revising Process

 
 
8. Samples of Effective Teachers’ Classroom Management Plans
On Solid Ground With a CMP

 
Sample CMP for Primary Grades

 
Sample CMP for Intermediate Grades

 
Sample CMP for Middle Grades

 
Sample CMPs for Secondary Grades

 
 
References
 
Index

"Provides a very practical, step by step approach to developing a management plan that works! Using this plan with varying experience levels provides a great collaborative setting for wonderful sharing of ideas. Teachers take suggestions and develop their plan to fit their beliefs and styles."

Linda Scott, Principal
Oscar Smith Middle School, Chesapeake, VA

"A well-organized text that helps prospective teachers learn about classroom management. Provides excellent worksheets for each phase of learning how to teach in a well-managed classroom and offers suggestions and explanations each step of the way."

Lynn Seltzer, Director of Field Experiences
Virginia Wesleyan College

"This book is a must for any teacher who would like the day-to-day activities in a classroom to become automatic. I like this book because it allows the teacher to use her personality and strengths in planning the classroom management plan."

Rebecca Rawls, Preservice Teacher
Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, VA

"This is an essential tool for the beginning teacher. It covers everything from bulletin boards to the grading plan, and gives the new teacher plenty of creative freedom for building their classroom management plan."

Liv Marie Switzer, Student Teacher
Camp Allen Elementary School, Norfolk Public Schools System, Virginia Beach, VA

"This is a clearly-written, tightly organized, well-researched book that can be very useful for teachers and school administrators in search of an effective classroom management process. Its strength is in the five step process it introduces and subsequently develops in chapters dedicated to each of the steps."

Francisco Guajardo, Assistant Professor
Department of Educational Leadership, University of Texas Pan American

"Planning Classroom Management offers a wealth of concrete and specific examples, models , and directions. Any teacher or prospective teacher who reads this should be able to develop a Classroom Management Plan and implement it."

Frances Fowler, Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Educational Leadership, Miami University

"This book would be very useful for preservice teachers, beginning teachers, and any teacher struggling with classroom management. Each chapter can easily be used for text discussion purposes for professional development for an entire faculty."

Arlene C. Miguel, Principal
Hampden Meadows School, Barrington, RI

Straight forward, organized, clear

Dr Annmarie Urso
School Of Education, Suny College at Geneseo
January 28, 2012

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