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35 Classroom Management Strategies : Promoting Learning and Building Community -With DVD

35 Classroom Management Strategies : Promoting Learning and Building Community -With DVD - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130990761

Cover of 35 Classroom Management Strategies : Promoting Learning and Building Community -With DVD 07 (ISBN 978-0130990761)
ISBN13: 978-0130990761
ISBN10: 0130990760
Cover type: Spiral
Edition/Copyright: 07
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
Published: 2007
International: No

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35 Classroom Management Strategies : Promoting Learning and Building Community -With DVD - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130990761

Adrienne Herrell and Michael Jordan

ISBN13: 978-0130990761
ISBN10: 0130990760
Cover type: Spiral
Edition/Copyright: 07
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

This text is designed to challenge student and experienced teachers alike to weave techniques for developing good decision-making skills throughout the curriculum. By being given challenging daily curriculum, students will become engaged in their own learning and accomplishments. When students begin to experience the excitement of personal accomplishment, they will be more focused on active participation in their classroom community.

35 Classroom Strategies: Promoting Learning and Building Community is organized into sections related to the important themes in creating a community of learners. Within each section, strategies are explained and steps in implementing the strategies are given. Two classroom examples are provided for each strategy in order to show how use of the strategies will differ according to the ages of the learners and the content of the curriculum.

Features

  • Step-by-step instructions-Each strategy is explained with step-by-step instructions to make the implementation easier for the teacher.
  • Connections for English language learners-Margin notes are included with strategies to help the reader understand the connections to effective instruction for English learners.
  • Strategies on video-Many of the strategies in this text are demonstrated in rela classrooms on the accompanying DVD. The classroom demonstrations characterize use of the strategies in some of our most diverse environments. Active learning, opportunities to acquire good decision-making skills, and the unique support found in classroom communities are supportive to both English and academic development.
  • Teacher resources-Additional teacher resources, forms, and blackline masters are included in a section at the end of the text.

Table of Contents

SECTION I. An Introduction to Classroom Management and Discipline

SECTION II. Strategies for Setting Up and Environment that Supports Engagement in Active Learning

1. Arranging furniture to encourage collaboration.
2. Accessible resources and materials.
3. Providing time to work, explore, interact.
4. Setting up the structure for in-depth studies and ongoing research.
5. Providing opportunitiesfor pursuing personal interests.

SECTION III. Strategies for Establishing a Classroom Management System Built on Mutual Respect and Caring

6. Modeling and building mutual respect.
7. Establishing routines and transitions.
8. Individual conferences and goal setting.
9. Using contracts to build intrinsic motivation.
10. Implementing class meetings.

SECTION IV. Strategies for Building Responsibility for Their Own Actions and Words in the Members of the Learning Community

11. Using words positively.
12. Avoiding power struggles in the classroom.
13. Empowering students to resolve conflicts.
14. Eliminating bullying in schools.
15. Troubleshooting problem areas: Identifying and responding to student needs.
16. When and how to ask for help with difficult students.

SECTION V. Strategies for Integrating Active Learning Experiences, Authentic Practice and Assessment

17. Relating new skills to prior experiences.
18. Using the learning cycle to enhance academic success.
19. Building resources for using manipulative, realia, and visuals.
20. Using simulations in the classroom.
21. Documenting learning.
22. Establishing and maintaining reading and writing workshops.
23. MI Centers.
24. Designing effective homework assignments.
25. Making connections to the arts.
26. Using technology to support learning.

SECTION VI. Strategies for Building Community Through Collaboration

27. Teaching classroom behaviors and routines that encourage collaboration.
28. Training students to recognize and respond to the needs of the group.
29. Establishing the rules and expectations for cooperative groupwork.
30. Insuring that all students are active participants in cooperative activities.
31. Intervening to support total participation by all members of the groups.

SECTION VII. Strategies for Building a Support System: Celebrations and Parent Involvement

32. Scheduling celebrations during the day.
33. Using space in the room to celebrate learning.
34. Setting up web pages, newsletters, and newspapers to document and celebrate learning.
35. Involving parents in their child's education.

SECTION VIII. Establishing Schoolwide Collaboration Structures

Teacher Resources

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