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You Have to Go to School...You're the Teacher! : 300+ Classroom Management Strategies to Make Your Job Easier and More Fun - Renee Rosenblum-Lowden

You Have to Go to School...You're the Teacher!

300+ Classroom Management Strategies to Make Your Job Easier and More Fun

Paperback Published: 12th February 2008
ISBN: 9781412951227
Number Of Pages: 200

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Now in its third edition, this best-selling ready reference for new and veteran teachers offers insights, tips, tactics, and strategies on 300 topics that teachers encounter in managing classrooms every day. With common sense, wit, and the depth of understanding that comes from decades of experience as a teacher, author, trainer, and workshop leader, Renee Rosenblum-Lowden shares her knowledge on positive classroom discipline and working with special learners, resistant learners, and struggling learners. School counselor and teacher Felicia Kimmel joins Rosenblum-Lowden for the new edition and brings additional expertise to the revised edition's emphasis on topics such as understanding child and adolescent development; understanding diversity and gender issues; helping students stay on task for classroom and homework assignments; making transitions from elementary to middle to high school and the workplace; and much more.

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"Rosenblum-Lowden's energy alone lit up the room, and with her inspiring words, experienced advice, and genuine care, our students could not have been more moved. She is gifted with the way she shares her knowledge, and it is no wonder she is a sought-after presenter. She is a beacon for so many." -- Lisa Twiss, Instructor
"This book should be required reading for all teachers. The multitude of classroom strategies offers teachers invaluable insights and techniques." -- Michelle Fratti, Consultant, NYC Partnership for Teacher Excellence
"All who attended our end-of-the-year celebration made a special effort to let me know how much they enjoyed both interacting with Rosenblum-Lowden and listening to her presentation. I am certain they will be referring to You Have to Go to School...You're the Teacher! for their entire careers." -- Andrea Mucci, Manager for New Teacher Support
"Renee Rosenblum-Lowden is an inspiring writer who has a message for rookie teachers, veteran teachers, and every teacher in between. Through sharing stories, modeling behaviors, and holding up a mirror, she brings home in a light-hearted way the truth of what a career in teaching is all about-creating a classroom environment that encourages both students and educators to strive for and experience success." -- Sue Hughes, Supervisor
"Packs in many important tips on classroom management challenges. All are common concerns: what's new here are new approaches and strategies to make the teacher's job easier." -- The Bookwatch, June 2008

About the Authors
Tips for New and Student Teachers
Odds and Ends for Beginners
Put Loved Ones on Notice
Your Students Didn't Sleep Last Night Either!
The Mentor Teacher
Dress Like a Grown-Up
Students Do Get Crushes
Flexible Personal Expectations
Everyone Else's Plans Are Better
The Clerical Work Blues
Ask Teachers for Help
Observing Other Teachers
Teacher Negativity
Just Say No
Beginning a Winning Year
They're Not Here Yet
Get to School Early
Organizing the Room
Put Up Diplomas
Say Cheese
Don't Be Caught Unprepared or Late
Friendly, But Not Buddies
First Name Versus Surname
Personal Records Debate
They're Here
The Rush to Seats
Seating Ideas
Don't Seat by Height or Gender
Dealing for Groups
Record Keeping Questionnaire
Now and Later Cards
What Is Your Favorite Subject?
The First Day "Sneaker"
Fun Introductions
You've Got Mail
Tangible Class Guidelines and Rules
Let Students Set Rules and Consequences
You Own the Limelight
You Can Always Ease Up
Sit With Your Students
Greet Students at the Door
Yowks! 5 Minutes Left
End the First Day on an Up Note
They're Gone and You Survived!
Everything Can Be Redone
You're Not a Shrink
You Can't Win 'Em All
Go Home and Chill Out
Helping Students Be Responsible
Establishing Routines
Creatures of Habit
The Standardized Notebook
The "Do Now"/ ?Warm Up?
The Aim of "Aim"
Class Wrap-Ups
When to Give Out Worksheets
You Teach, Not Videos
Who Dismisses?
Have Them Come (and Stay) Prepared
You Are Not the Supply Store
Bless the Bargain Stores
Collateral, Please
Strings Attached
Creative Pencils
The Sharpener Cover
Pencils = Charity
?You Owe Me a favor?
Scrap Paper
Homework Strategies
The Importance of Homework
The Homework Spot
Numbering Homework
Collecting Homework
Hand in a Blank Sheet
Sign on the Dotted Line
Homework Buddies
Oops Pass
Homework Penalty (With Room for Redemption)
Homework Helper?You
Bathroom Breaks
The Sign-out Book
?Can You Wait a Minute? ?
The Visual Pass
Secret Code
Bathroom Coupons
Respecting the Restroom
It's That Time?
Empowering Students
We Make Our Own Choices
The Right to Pass
The Sanctuary
Tacit Approval
One Is a Rat?Ten Is Power
The "Many Kids Told Me" Fib
Don't Call Home
Softening the Call Home
Tons of Quizzes
Offer Choices
Confer for Grades
"Class"?The Collective Noun
Independent Reading, With Twinkies!
Go With the Roll
Incorporating Fads
Did They Learn What You Taught?
Role Reversal/Role-Playing
?Am I Boring??
Classroom Suggestion Box
A Fun Way to Limit Slang
Don't Overcorrect
Student Revenge: Your Personal Evaluation
"Help, I'm Being Observed!"
I Bragged About You
Setting Consequences
Every Act Has a Consequence
Coupons/Tickets/Marbles/ ?Money?
Sweets or No Sweets
Start With a 99%
Conduct Sheets
Torture Sheets
When to Call Home
Avoiding Confrontation
Preventing Showdowns
Going on Automatic
Everything Is Embarrassing
Humor, Not Sarcasm
The Biggest No-No: "Only Kidding"
"Shut Up!"?Not!
"I Told You So"
Avoid Arguments
Choose Your Battles
Start All Over
Beware of Empty Threats
No Spur-of-the-Moment Rules
Set Up Winning Situations
Don't Force Students to Lie
Make Rules Specific: Narrow Them Down
No Sides
No Comparisons
Never Attack Personally
Alternatives to Yelling
The ?Teacher? Look
The ?Excuse Me? Smile
The Lowered Voice
The Art of Gestures
Clap, Clap
Hurry, Shut Out the Lights!
Praising One
Initials On Board
Visual Commands
"I Am Waiting"
The Bellhop Bell
Stop Teaching
The Tardy Quiz
Early Bird Special
An Imaginary Friend
Word of the Day
Knowing Your Audience
Group Dynamics
Division of Labor
Don't Play "I Gotcha"
Deceiving Looks
Kids Have Bad Days, Too
Negative Attention Seekers
Good Kids Can Do Bad Things
Hold Students to Different Standards
Too Much Push on Sports
"Can We Really Be Anything We Want?"
Audio or Visual?
Check the Senses
Respect Privacy
A Secret Is a Secret, Unless...
Ignore Reputation
Permissive Versus Overly Permissive
Cultural Differences
What Language Is Spoken at Home?
Quality, Not Quantity
Confusing Neatness With Responsibility
Describe a Fight to a Potential Pugilist
The Sound-Off Minute
Showing You're on the Same Team
Communicating Like a Pro
Acknowledge Feelings
Never Deny Perception
Use "I" Messages
"Let's" Instead of "You"
Interchange Gender Pronouns
Limit the "You Shoulds"
How to Listen
Make Limits Total Rather Than Partial
State Rules Impersonally
Vague Allegations
Describe What You See (or Don?t See)
Pick a Rule and Stick to It
Stay Simple: One Word or Sentence Will Do
The Desk Drummer
Would You Talk to an Adult That Way?
Don't Futurize
Don't Mix Criticism With Praise
Cursing ? Yes or No?
Forced Apologies Not Accepted
The Double Message
What Would Another Teacher Tell Me?
Being Fair
Admit When You Are Wrong
Admit When You Don't Know Something
Never Break a Promise
Never Demand a Promise
"I'm in a Bad Mood"
"This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You"
No "Boys Will Be Boys"
Etiquette Pitfalls
Please and Thank You
Gauge the Amount of Homework
Bonding Strategies
"I'm on Your Side"
Being Vulnerable: Share a Giggle
Relating Your Own Experiences
Staying Neutral
Those Special Few Minutes
15 Seconds of Fame
Creative Excuses
Bend the Rules
Read Aloud to Your Students
Giant Calendar
Celebrate Birthdays
Catch the Spirit
"I Thought of You"
Morning Meetings
Class Solutions
Decorating Your Room?Again
Thank Them for the Joy They Bring
When All Else Fails, Buy Pizza
Building Confidence Through Earned Praise
Self-Esteem Strategies
Praise, Praise, Praise?But Don't Overpraise
Acknowledge Improvements
Confidence Grading
Enthusiastic Credit When Credit Is Due
Put-Ups, Not Put-Downs
Respect Uniqueness
Leaders Need to Follow
Don't Rush to Correct
Call Home for the "Average" Student
"I Knew You Could Do It" (and More)
A Little White Lie
"You're a Late Bloomer"
Some of Us Can't Spell
Wonderful Comments on Paper
Post All Students' Work
"I Got a 97%! What Did You Get?"
Personal, Physical, and Professional Safety
To Touch or Not to Touch
Face the Door
Never Release a Student to a Stranger
Never Throw a Student Out of Your Room
Don?t Break Up Fights
Screen the Videos
Your School's Emergency Plan
The Cafeteria
Keep the Door Open
You Are Neither a Pharmacist nor a Doctor
Do Not Drive Your Students in Your Car
Report Every Accident
Trust Your Gut Feelings and Follow Instincts
Go Home Already!
Using Your Support System
Working With Parents
Meet Parents Right Away
Send Home an Introduction
Accommodate Parents
Inform Parents Early On
Tear on the Dotted Line
Parents and the Internet
Getting Parents Involved
Special Relative Day
Call Both Parents
Students at Parent Conferences?
Teacher as Middleman
Parent/Teacher Conference Management
Assuring Parents
The Defensive Parent
Parents and Homework
Children as Dream Fulfillers
Parents Knowing More Than You
The Blame Game
Don?t Stereotype
Beware of the Answering Machine
Working With the School Support Team
Cover Your Back?When to Consult Your School Counselor or Psychologist
Conflict Resolution
Cooperative Teacher Input
Buddy Teacher
Other Teachers? Successes
Confronting Other Teachers
No Gossiping About Your Students
Teacher Competition
Do You Float?
Field Trip Protocol
Helping Substitute Teachers
Preparing Your Students for Your Absence
Evaluating Substitute Teachers
Partnerships With Local Shops, Libraries, and Bookstores
Getting Along With the "Boss"
The Teachers' Union
Keep Those Skills Sharp
The Really Important People
Parting Shots
See You Next Year!
Is Teaching What You Really Want to Do?
Keep in Touch
The Portfolio
Holiday "Blahs"
Burnout Prevention
Only a Few More Months 'til Summer Vacation
Suggested Readings
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ISBN: 9781412951227
ISBN-10: 1412951224
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 12th February 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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