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

Edition: 7th
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Pub. Date: 2020-04-01
Publisher(s): Wiley
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Effective classroom management plans are essential for creating environments that foster appropriate social interactions and engaged learning for students in K-12 settings. New and early-career teachers often face difficulties addressing student discipline, upholding classroom rules and procedures, and establishing positive teacher-student relationships. The seventh edition of Classroom Management is the leading resource for helping educators prevent student misbehavior, respond to challenging situations, and involve their students in building positive classroom communities.

This popular textbook covers every vital aspect of classroom management, from planning for the school year and conducting instruction, to managing diverse classrooms and collaborating with colleagues and families. Fully revised to reflect recent changes in K-12 education and address the needs of today's educators, this edition features new and updated methods for fostering positive student behavior, insights on the root causes of misbehavior, strategies for helping students set high expectations, and much more. Written by a respected expert in teaching methods, classroom management, and instructional leadership, this valuable teacher's reference:

  • Covers contemporary topics, methods, and discipline models in classroom management
  • Reflects current InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards and Praxis assessments
  • Features descriptions of classroom management methods used by elementary, middle, and high school teachers in various regions and communities
  • Provides new and unique stories and case studies of real-world classroom situations
  • Offers end-of-chapter summaries and questions, supplemental activities, further reading suggestions, and complete references
  • Includes new tables, charts, and figures that make information more accessible to different types of learners

Classroom Management: Creating a Successful K-12 Learning CommunitySeventh Edition is an ideal text for college professors, teachers in training, and K-12 educators, as well as school administrators and general readers involved in education.

Author Biography

PAUL R. BURDEN is an award-winning teacher and an emeritus professor in the College of Education at Kansas State University, where he was an instructor and assistant dean. Previously, he was a middle???level science teacher. His publications include Methods for Effective Teaching (Pearson, 2019) and Powerful Classroom Management Strategies: Motivating Students to Learn (2000, Corwin Press). He served for 11 years as the editor of the Journal of Staff Development, a quarterly journal sponsored by the National Staff Development Council/Learning Forward.

Table of Contents

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 9

Understanding Misbehavior 10

Principles for Working with Students and Preventing Misbehavior 15

Major Concepts 16

Discussion/Reflective Questions 16

Suggested Activities 16

Further Reading 17

2 Models of Discipline 18

The Degree of Control 20

Low Teacher Control Approaches 22

Medium Teacher Control Approaches 26

High Teacher Control Approaches 33

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

Making Management and Instructional Preparations 42

Preparing for the First Day 51

Organizing Your Classroom and Materials 55

Major Concepts 61

Discussion/Reflective Questions 61

Suggested Activities 62

Further Reading 62

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 78

Suggested Activities 78

Further Reading 78

5 Maintaining Appropriate Student Behavior 79

Building Positive Teacher–Student Relationships 80

Having a Mental Set for Management 86

Managing Whole-Group Instruction 88

Maintaining Student Attention and Involvement 91

Improving Classroom Climate with Reinforcers 95

Major Concepts 98

Discussion/Reflective Questions 98

Suggested Activities 99

Further Reading 99

6 Communication Skills for Teaching 100

The Power of Language 102

General Guidelines for Teacher Language 102

Communicating Firm Limits for Behavior 105

Characteristics of Verbal Communication 108

Using Supportive Language 110

Listening 114

Using Nonverbal Communication 117

Major Concepts 120

Discussion/Reflective Questions 121

Suggested Activities 121

Further Reading 121

7 Knowing and Connecting with Your Students 122

Implications for Diverse Classrooms 123

Getting to Know Your Students 124

Student Diversity 127

Adverse Conditions and Student Achievement 132

Creating an Inclusive Classroom 139

Major Concepts 146

Discussion/Reflective Questions 146

Suggested Activities 147

Further Reading 147

8 Planning and Conducting Instruction 148

Planning Decisions Affect Behavior Management 149

Managing Lesson Delivery 157

Managing Student Work 168

Major Concepts 172

Discussion/Reflective Questions 172

Suggested Activities 173

Further Reading 173

9 Responding to Inappropriate Behavior 174

A Three-Step Response Plan 175

Cautions and Guidelines 184

Dealing with Chronic Misbehaviors 188

Bullying 191

Major Concepts 195

Discussion/Reflective Questions 196

Suggested Activities 196

Further Reading 196

10 Dealing with Challenging or Violent Students 197

Understanding Challenging and Violent Students 198

Planning to Work with Challenging and Violent Students 203

Teaching Students Alternatives to Disruption and Violence 205

Responding to Disruptive or Violent Behavior 210

Major Concepts 218

Discussion/Reflective Questions 218

Suggested Activities 219

Further Reading 219

11 Collaborating with Colleagues and Families 220

Working with Colleagues 221

Working with Families 226

Contacting and Communicating with Families 231

Major Concepts 242

Discussion/Reflective Questions 242

Suggested Activities 242

Further Reading 243

References and Further Readings 245

Name Index 259

Subject Index 265

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