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Classroom Management : A Resource Manual for Frontline Teachers - Ray Petty

Classroom Management

A Resource Manual for Frontline Teachers

By: Ray Petty

Paperback Published: 28th November 2001
ISBN: 9780810840782
Number Of Pages: 112

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Appropriate classroom management is the base for an effective teaching/learning process. The practical help offered in this guidebook is based on experience and will provide philosophic and behavioral parameters that easily fit every classroom. For the first-year teacher, it offers assistance in handling discipline and behavioral problems with finesse--a skill not developed overnight. For the veteran educator, it provides structure for examining and re-evaluating their management techniques to improve their learning environment. A hands-on resource manual for new or experienced teachers, this book includes forms that may be photocopied and adapted for personal use--these classroom diagrams, lesson plans, and self-evaluation methods add to the usefulness of this text.

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Ray Petty's no-nonsense handbook is packed with scenarios, tips, and reproducible forms to help keep your classroom running smoothly...A quick read (a couple of times before dinner) and you will be examining your classroom with a new pair of eyes and ears.--Middle Ground

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Basic Principlesp. 1
Us vs. Themp. 1
Create Your Camelotp. 2
Setting Appropriate Expectationsp. 5
Professional Thoughtsp. 7
The 8 to 4 Professional: Love during Working Hoursp. 7
Ego: Downfall of the Professionalp. 7
Friend to Students--Leave Me Outp. 8
That's Not My Specialtyp. 9
The Blame's on Usp. 11
System Thoughtsp. 13
Decline in Discipline--It's the V.P.'s Faultp. 13
Suspension: Who's Punishing Whom?p. 14
Capital Punishment in Today's Schoolsp. 15
The "I Have Twenty-Nine Other Students" Complexp. 16
The Rights Issuep. 17
Go Team!p. 18
People Thoughtsp. 21
People Are Part Animal--A Big Partp. 21
The Shifting Locus of Controlp. 23
The World of Topsy-Turvyp. 23
Manipulation: A Function of Intelligencep. 24
The Use of Violence--A Learned Behaviorp. 25
Learning: A Function of Evolutionp. 26
Success in School--Society's Report Cardp. 26
Touch Mep. 27
Behavioral Thoughtsp. 29
Hyperactivity: The Great American Hoaxp. 29
What Skinner's Box Says about Gum Chewingp. 31
Ignore Behavior--Invite Disasterp. 32
Love Me, Hold Mep. 33
The Exorcism of Violent Behaviorp. 34
Violence Control--Brain vs. Brawnp. 36
Passive Aggressive or Violent--The Difference Is Youp. 37
The Authority Relationship: Don't Pass It Offp. 38
Make the Pauper into a Princep. 40
Then Put Him in a Palacep. 41
Invitation to Failure--RSVPp. 42
Johnny Is Smarter Than Miss Jonesp. 43
Other Thoughtsp. 47
The Dysfunctional Parent: Annie Sullivan Revisitedp. 47
The Behaviorally Disordered Child--A Mandate to Treatp. 48
Emotionally Disturbed Child--A Conflict in Termsp. 49
Caring and Permissive--Another Conflict in Termsp. 50
You Are What You Eatp. 51
Teaching Sandbox Skills in High Schoolp. 52
The One-Room School House, Continuedp. 53
Honesty--The Best Policyp. 54
Pizza Plusp. 55
Bringing Physical into Playp. 56
Classroom Techniquesp. 59
Developing a Behavior Curriculump. 59
Is Your Classroom Designed for Defeat?p. 60
Start the Day Rightp. 61
Setting Expectationsp. 62
Expecting Successp. 64
Thoughts on Rewardsp. 65
Thoughts on Punishmentp. 66
Verbal Contractsp. 68
Give New Students a Fresh Startp. 70
Report Cards Never Comep. 71
Birthdays: We Forget Ours but Remember Theirsp. 73
Using the Tape Recorder for Self-Evaluationp. 74
Creating a Classroom Management Planp. 77
The Classroom Management Planp. 77
Stating Your Philosophical Basep. 77
Setting Expectationsp. 79
Positive Strokesp. 80
Negative Consequencesp. 89
Preparing Your Support Systemsp. 90
Evaluationp. 97
Teaching Social Skills and Valuesp. 101
What Now?p. 102
About the Authorp. 105
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ISBN: 9780810840782
ISBN-10: 0810840782
Series: Scarecrow Education Book
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 28th November 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.55  x 0.79
Weight (kg): 0.26