This book describes how classroom disciplinary issues can be minimized, by utilizing simple management tools. Since classroom behavior has a direct correlation on the teaching and learning that take place within the classroom; it is important to recognize strategies that can enhance the learning experience, not deter from it.
This book is ideal for current educators or students entering the educational field.
When working with a classroom management strategy, it s imperative to make it student-centered. In fact, according to former U.S. Department of Education teacher-in-residence, Mary Beth Blegan, The most important action an effective teacher takes at the beginning of the year is creating a climate for learning. Management strategies should focus on teaching the student self-control through positive feedback and instruction. The students should also be empowered to make good choices. While tips are shared throughout on how to better manage a classroom setting, it s important to note that it s always a work in process. Some strategies work better than others. Also, as a teacher, one s skills are honed over years of experience. Therefore, classroom management is not only important to learn, but also to improve upon year after year.