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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

Paperback Published: 18th June 2018
ISBN: 9781544317755
Number Of Pages: 296

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Teachers want concrete methods born of actual experience from other teachers.

This thorough how-to book reveals actionable best practices of classroom management from award-winning teacher Serena Pariser. In it, she shares her growth from a teary-eyed, first-year teacher to Teacher of the Year, Fulbright Scholar, and educational conference presenter.  Serena's progressive strategies to connect and inspire students to want to learn, despite language barriers and socioeconomic challenges, have helped students and teachers around the world, including Nepal, Turkey, Hungary, and Botswana.  Filled with real experiences she's had with students, real scripts she's used to redirect behavior and get the support of parents, real anecdotes, and real conversations she's had with students, this book weaves together research-based strategies that work and step-by-step instructions for implementation.

By sharing authentic personal accounts of failures and successes, this book paves the way for readers to become the skilled, confident, and connected teachers their students deserve. Departing from the traditional approach of teaching obedience, this book shares how to empower students, build positive relationships, and create independent and curious learners ready to be successful in school and their career.

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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."
-- Lyneille Meza, Director of Data & Assessment
"With unique, compassionate, and insightful resources like this, based on years of solid teaching experience, there is real hope for the future of education. Whereas many educators only want to showcase their successes, Pariser warmly shares both her successes and failures. In doing this, she cultivates a more comprehensive understanding of best practices while helping educators. A lovely bonus is that you'll also get to enjoy some hilarious classroom anecdotes that are relatable to any teacher. And since she bares herself for the benefit of the reader, you might also find yourself tearing up at the lengths Pariser went through to truly empower her students.

Pariser helps educators cultivate strong student leaders via positive classroom communities. Her book is rich with entertaining action points for virtually every type of educational setting. With educational experience that ranges from teacher of the year, to university program instructor to teaching teachers in Botswana via her Fulbright Scholarship program, Pariser's book has something for everyone."
-- Andrew Rossillo, Content Writer, Editor, and Manager

"This is a "how to book" for teachers who have a growth mindset and want to become the best teacher possible. Serena Pariser shares her wisdom and experience in a helpful and reflective way to make us all better educators. This book will help you become the teacher every student deserves!"

-- Cindy Corlett, Middle School Administrator * Parker, CO *

"This book gives lots of teacher tips and practical ideas for teachers and future teachers. I also enjoy that readers have an opportunity to reflect on what they read after each section. This would give my students the opportunity to practice 'reflection' and reflecting on readings."

-- Natalie Young, Ed. D.

First Weeks of School
Best Practice #1: Make Day 1 About the Students
Best Practice #2: Get Respect and Fast
Best Practice #3: Set Ysour Routine and Structures EarlyÎ"ª.and Keep Them!
Best Practice #4: Speak Student
Best Practice #5: Create Purposeful Seating Charts
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 a Failure
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 Î"£Bad Kid'©'?'
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    Best Practice #13: Reward Students
    Best Practice #14: The Power of Behavior Contracts
    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 Arms 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 When You Just CanÎ"-t Be There
    Best Practice #24: 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
    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. DonÎ"-t You Dare Call Them One!
    Best Practice #34: Watch and Learn
    Best Practice #35: Instead of Talking: Listen With Your Mind
    Best Practice#36: Being Proactive: Getting and Keeping Administration on Your Side
    Spins That Will Wow Your Students
    Best Practice #37: How to 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: A Class That Laughs Together Learns Together
    Best Practice #41: Gift
    Best Practice #42: Be the Teacher They Never Had
    Best Practice #43: Kids Notice the Small Things
    Best Practice #44: Get Students to Behave When YouÎ"-re Covering Classes
    Best Practice #45: Surprise!
    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
    Widening Our Lens: A Global Perspective on Classroom Management
    Handy To-Go List and The End
    The End...of the Beginning
    Real Advice: Teacher to Teacher
  • ISBN: 9781544317755
    ISBN-10: 1544317751
    Series: Corwin Teaching Essentials
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 296
    Published: 18th June 2018
    Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 18.7  x 1.91
    Weight (kg): 0.59
    Edition Number: 1

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