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Real Talk About Classroom Management : 50 Best Practices That Work and Show You Believe in Your Students - Serena Pariser

Real Talk About Classroom Management

50 Best Practices That Work and Show You Believe in Your Students

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This guide offers 50 proven best practices for managing today’s classroom, complete with just-in-time tools and relatable teacher-to-teacher anecdotes and advice. Culled from years of real-world classroom experience, this book will give you the tips and tricks you need to succeed all school year long, including

  • Making the pivotal first weeks of school count
  • Forming positive relationships with your students
  • Inspiring creativity and maintaining discipline through curriculum and instruction
  • Utilizing other adults (parents, teachers, and administrators) as resources
  • Wowing your students with “spins” and making a lasting emotional impact
  • Keeping yourself sane, from maintaining work-life balance to managing professional relationships
 

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"This book offers real world problems and solutions. Many teachers, especially those who don’t make it to the 5-year mark, don’t understand why teaching is so difficult. They don’t know the right questions to ask or changes to make. This is a down-to-earth, well-written, enjoyable read that would be beneficial to all teachers."

Prelude
Acknowledgments
About the Author
My First Year
Part 1. First Weeks of School
Best Practice #1: Make Day 1 About the Students
Best Practice #2: Get Respect-and Fast
Best Practice #3: Set Your Routine and Structures Early-and Keep Them!
Best Practice #4: Speak Student
Best Practice #5: Create Purposeful Seating Charts
Part 2. Forming Positive Relationships With Your Students
Best Practice #6: Use Your Power for Good, Not Evil
Best Practice #7: Let Students Make Mistakes Without Feeling Like Failures
Best Practice #8: Win Over the Tough Kids
Best Practice #9: Become a Teacher Detective
Best Practice #10: Spread Positivity With Your Words and Tone
Best Practice #11: Focus on the Positive and Create Positive Students
Best Practice #12: Understand the Student Known to Others as the "Bad Kid"
Best Practice #13: Reward Students
Best Practice #14: Learn the Power of Behavior Contracts
Part 3. Curriculum and Instruction
Best Practice #15: Get Your Students Engaged: Make Learning Fun and Make It Transferable
Best Practice #16: Research, Read, Use
Best Practice #17: Pick Up the Pace
Best Practice #18: Use Arm's Length Voice
Best Practice #19: Be One or Two Steps Ahead of the Class
Best Practice #20: Keep Everything Contextualized and Do Projects!
Best Practice #21: Challenge and Support Students
Best Practice #22: Take Risks in Your Lessons
Best Practice #23: Know How to Prepare for When You Just Can't Be There
Best Practice #24: Use Creative Discipline
Best Practice #25: Vary Levels of Noise in the Classroom
Best Practice #26: Make Groupwork Work
Best Practice #27: Let Their Creative Juices Flow
Best Practice #28: Teach to Every Different Type of Learner
Best Practice #29: Have NO Doubts, But Be Prepared to Have (Just a Few) Lessons Flop
Part 4. Other Adults as Resources
Best Practice #30: Learn How to Win Over Parents
Best Practice #31: Know How to Make Coteaching Work
Best Practice #32: Be a Sponge
Best Practice #33: Find a Mentor
Best Practice #34: Watch and Learn
Best Practice #35: Instead of Talking, Listen With Your Mind
Best Practice #36: Be Proactive: Get and Keep Administration on Your Side
Part 5. Spins That Will Wow Your Students
Best Practice #37: Get Guest Speakers Into Your Classroom
Best Practice #38: Give Students Power and a Voice
Best Practice #39: Show Your Students You Care
Best Practice #40: Laugh Together and You Will Learn Together
Best Practice #41: Give Gifts
Best Practice #42: Be the Teacher They Never Had
Best Practice #43: Know That Kids Notice the Small Things
Best Practice #44: Get Students to Behave When You're Covering Classes
Best Practice #45: Surprise!
Part 6. Keeping Yourself Sane
Best Practice #46: Balance Your Life
Best Practice #47: Know How to Handle the Difficult Parent Meetings
Best Practice #48: Keep it Balanced: Give and Take Equally
Best Practice #49: Be Responsive and Prioritize
Best Practice #50: Be Mindful With Your Coworkers
Widening Our Lens: A Global Perspective on Classroom Management
Handy To-Go List of 50 Teaching Dos and Don'ts
The End-of the Beginning
Real Advice: Teacher to Teacher
Bibliography and References
Index

ISBN: 9781544317731
ISBN-10: 1544317735
Series: Corwin Teaching Essentials
Audience: Professional
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 25th January 2018
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Edition Number: 1

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