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Responsible Classroom Management, Grades K–5

Responsible Classroom Management, Grades K–5
A Schoolwide Plan

April 2010 | 152 pages | Corwin
Allen Queen and Bob Algozzine's Responsible Classroom Management, Grades 6-12 provides head teachers and teachers with a nationally tested schoolwide discipline plan that emphasizes a team approach to discipline and management and teaches students to solve problems, self-correct behaviour, and develop an internal locus of control.

Rooted in humanist and cognitive psychology, the authors' practical model for Responsible Classroom Management (RCMPlan) for secondary levels is specifically designed for adolescents at various stages of development. The RCMPlan uses three key principles to demonstrate how schools can use behaviour support systems to promote good citizenship and develop responsible students who can live productively in a democratic and multicultural society:

- Responsibility is taught and incorporated instructionally within a warm and inviting classroom

- Standards, guidelines and expected behaviours replace rigid school and classroom rule

- Consequences are used to teach students to self-correct inappropriate behaviors and assume responsibility for their actions.

List of Tools
About the Authors
1. Understanding The RCMPlan™
The RCMPlan™

Becoming a Successful RCM Teacher

A Model for Improving Instruction and Behavior

An Invitation to Change: The RCMPlan™ Inventory

Looking Ahead

2. Teaching Students Responsibility Within Warm and Inviting Classrooms
The Original and Still Functional Correlates for Teaching Responsibility

Expecting Responsibility and Civility in the Classroom

Experimenting With Responsibility and Civility in the Classroom

Modeling Responsible Behavior

The Four Types of Inviting Teachers

Preparing to Modify Classroom Procedures

Student Roles and Additions to the Classroom

Group Activities

Looking Ahead

3. Standards, Guidelines, and Expected Behaviors
Why Rules Do Not Work With Elementary Children

Replacing Rules With School and Classroom Standards, Guidelines, and Expected Behaviors

Building School Guidelines for Outside the Classroom

Developing Classroom Guidelines

Teaching the Standards and Guidelines to Students

Looking Ahead

4. Using Consequences to Teach Responsibility
Using Logical Consequences Versus Punishment

Developing a Pool of Consequences for Selective Use in the Classroom

Consequences for More Serious Infractions: The Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Using ICU Effectively

Behavior Improvement Agreements (BIAs)

The DRC's Supervisory Process

A Sample of Grade-Specific Consequences

Group Activities

Looking Ahead

Resource A: The RCMPlan™ Principal's Guide
Resource B: The RCMPlan™ Toolbox

"The Responsible Classroom Management (RMC) plan really lets teachers teach and the principal serve as the instructional leader. RMC is a brilliant concept that has been tested nationally with results that have cut office referrals by as high as 80% and dropout rates by 50%. Now, principals and selective teachers can use this book with steps for implementation to prepare the entire faculty or even the district in this wonderful program that truly takes students from a stage of entitlement to a real-life world of being responsible for their own actions from day one."

Chris Lineberry, Principal
Harmon Elementary School, San Tan Valley, AZ

"This book goes into great detail on how to establish a schoolwide discipline program and the step-by-step process for introduction and implementation. Involving students and parents are key elements outlined in the book for ownership in the program. I would recommend this book for any school, administrator, or teacher seeking ways to improve schoolwide discipline and effective classroom management."

Jim R. Watson, Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Key features
  • Focuses on the needs of professionals who work in the diverse settings that characterize today's schools
  • Uses a schoolwide, team-based approach involving administrators, teachers, school psychologists, other support personnel, and parents to identify, implement, and evaluate best practices and support improvement efforts related to budget, personnel, and resource allocations
  • Emphasizes the importance of teamwork among teachers in reinforcing schoolwide standards  in the classroom, the halls, the lunchroom, or on the playground
  • Addresses the nuts and bolts of classroom management, explains the essential skills that effective teachers need for teaching responsible behavior and internal student control, and provides sample forms and letters for easy implementation
  • Shows teachers how to create a warm and inviting classroom environment, develop flexible standards and guidelines in place of rigid rules, and treat students fairly using a variety of personalized methods
  • Makes behavioral instruction proactive and demonstrates how to teach and model appropriate social behavior, give students opportunities to practice and become fluent in expected behavior, and provide positive feedback
  • Provides tested consequences for elementary school students that promote internal behavior control
  • Explains how teachers can use a continuum of behavior support and describes Behavioral Improvement Agreements and an Intensive Care Unit for serious student infractions
  • A Principal's Guide in the resources section provides an at-a-glance process with accompanying tools for successfully introducing, implementing, and monitoring responsible classroom management within the school

Sample Materials & Chapters



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