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Classroom Management: Creating a Successful K-12 Learning Community, 6th Edition

Classroom Management: Creating a Successful K-12 Learning Community, 6th Edition

Paul Burden

ISBN: 978-1-119-34931-0

Nov 2016

272 pages



A practical guide to what can be accomplished utilizing the technical aspects of Classroom Management, this invaluable resource will not only help educators learn how to build positive classroom communities, but also outline methods for involving students in the creation of their learning environment. The Sixth Edition has been updated to include a new chapter on communication skills for teaching, incorporated classroom case studies in each chapter, and includes updates using the latest management research in several chapters. 

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About the Author ix

Preface xi

Standards xv

1 Understanding Management and Discipline in the Classroom 1

What Is Classroom Management? 2

A Community of Learners 7

Understanding Misbehavior 9

Principles for Working with Students and Preventing Misbehavior 13

Major Concepts 14

Discussion/Reflective Questions 15

Suggested Activities 15

Further Reading 15

2 Models of Discipline 17

The Degree of Control 19

Low Teacher Control Approaches 21

Medium Teacher Control Approaches 26

High Teacher Control Approaches 31

Determining Your Management Plan 37

Major Concepts 39

Discussion/Reflective Questions 40

Suggested Activities 40

Further Reading 40

3 Preparing for the School Year 41

Preparing for the School Year 42

Organizing Your Classroom and Materials 55

Major Concepts 60

Discussion/Reflective Questions 61

Suggested Activities 61

Further Reading 61

4 Choosing Rules and Procedures 63

Rules in the Classroom 65

Procedures in the Classroom 71

Helping Students Assume Responsibility for Their Behavior 75

Major Concepts 77

Discussion/Reflective Questions 77

Suggested Activities 77

Further Reading 78

5 Maintaining Appropriate Student Behavior 79

Building Positive Teacher–Student Relationships 80

Having a Mental Set for Management 85

Managing Whole-Group Instruction 87

Maintaining Student Attention and Involvement 89

Improving Classroom Climate with Reinforcers 93

Major Concepts 96

Discussion/Reflective Questions 96

Suggested Activities 96

Further Reading 96

6 Communication Skills for Teaching 97

The Power of Language 98

General Guidelines for Teacher Language 99

Communicating Firm Limits for Behavior 101

Using Supportive Language 103

Listening 105

Using Nonverbal Communication 108

Major Concepts 110

Discussion/Reflection Questions 110

Suggested Activities 111

Further Reading 111

7 Knowing Your Diverse Students 113

Classroom Management Implications for Diverse Classrooms 115

Sources of Student Diversity 115

Creating a Responsive Classroom 127

Getting to Know Your Students 132

Major Concepts 134

Discussion/Reflective Questions 134

Suggested Activities 135

Further Reading 135

8 Planning and Conducting Instruction 137

Planning Decisions Affect Behavior Management 138

Managing Lesson Delivery 146

Managing Student Work 156

Major Concepts 160

Discussion/Reflective Questions 160

Suggested Activities 161

Further Reading 161

9 Responding to Inappropriate Behavior 163

A Three-Step Response Plan 164

Cautions and Guidelines 173

Dealing with Chronic Misbehaviors 176

Bullying 180

Major Concepts 183

Discussion/Reflective Questions 184

Suggested Activities 184

Further Reading 184

10 Dealing with Challenging or Violent Students 185

Understanding Challenging and Violent Students 186

Planning to Work with Challenging and Violent Students 190

Teaching Students Alternatives to Disruption and Violence 192

Responding to Disruptive or Violent Behavior 197

Major Concepts 205

Discussion/Reflective Questions 205

Suggested Activities 205

Further Reading 206

11 Collaborating with Colleagues and Families 207

Working with Colleagues 208

Working with Families 213

Contacting and Communicating with Families 218

Major Concepts 230

Discussion/Reflective Questions 231

Suggested Activities 231

Further Reading 231

References and Further Readings 233

Name Index 243

Subject Index 249