This user-friendly, how-to book presents "six simple steps" for effective classroom management distilled from Marilyn Page's extensive field testing with preservice, novice, and experienced teachers in classrooms across the country. The author's no-nonsense, accessible plan provides clear guidelines for establishing a positive classroom environment to minimize classroom disruptions from the very first day of school. Vignettes from a cross-section of schools—inner city, rural, diverse, large, and small—introduce a variety of contexts, teachers, schools, students, and issues and provide valuable lessons for all educators.
This concise guide shows teachers how to prevent misbehaviors—rather than react to them—and emphasizes the importance of:
- Establishing your role as a proactive classroom facilitator
- Creating a safe environment for learning
- Establishing a relationship of trust with your students
You Can't Teach Until Everyone is Listening is meant to strengthen every teacher's confidence and effectiveness in creating positive and productive classrooms and helping students to grow and learn to their greatest potential.