"The author provides tons of up-to-date research, but explains what that means for teachers and the classroom environment. The numerous strategies are explained in easy-to-implement ways, and the scenarios provide a model of interaction between teachers and students."
-Jennifer W. Ramamoorthi, Professional Development School Coordinator
Illinois State University
"Thoroughly researched and written in a user-friendly way without compromising the integrity of the information."
-Marguerite Lawler-Rohner, Art Teacher
Cape Elizabeth Middle School, ME
Discover proven disciplinary ideas and strategies for your diverse classroom!
Do you know the kid who constantly disrupts class, the kid who never participates, or the kid who never finishes homework assignments? All teachers, at one time or another, have encountered "the kid who…." In the new edition of this best-selling resource, Kay Burke offers updated strategies and techniques to help both new and experienced teachers tackle the critical challenges of today's differentiated classroom and diverse student body.
This essential guide uncovers current theories and research on classroom management and provides a wide range of user-friendly methods to help teachers proactively address common disciplinary issues before they become major problems. Educators will learn how to establish a warm classroom climate that fosters a spirit of cooperation, respect, and love for learning while encouraging students to interact courteously with their teachers and peers. In addition, the third edition includes:
- Over 100 new classroom scenarios, examples, strategies, and activities for establishing and applying appropriate procedures
- Information on formative assessments
- Updated statistics that reference NCLB and the reauthorization of IDEA 2004
- Assistance with students who need special attention, including bullies
This indispensable text provides the essential foundation teachers need to help students take responsibility for their own behavior, resolve their own conflicts, and celebrate their own learning.