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Positive Classroom Management
A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Students Succeed

Third Edition


November 2006 | 160 pages | Corwin

"A must for all teachers who are searching for strategies to shape positive classroom atmosphere through nurturing the student-teacher relationship."
—Alan Canestrari, Adjunct Professor, Roger Williams University

"The Spiritual Dimension section is especially thought-provoking, particularly the four suggestions to build student efficacy."
—Jill Lindberg, Educational Consultant

Use these practical methods to create a classroom environment that honors both teacher and student!

Students flourish in classrooms where they feel valued, cared for, and safe, and where they are challenged to think and explore. Written by expert educator, administrator, and psychologist Robert DiGiulio, this third edition of the bestseller helps teachers create a positive environment not only for their own survival as professionals but for the benefit of their students and the community.

Student teachers, beginning teachers, and veteran teachers will find this a perfect resource for strengthening their classroom management skills. Providing creative ideas, materials, checklists, models, tools, and sample dialogues illustrating applications across all K–12 grade levels, this concise edition features:

  • The four dimensions of successful classrooms: spiritual, physical, instructional, and managerial
  • A differentiated approach to instruction and management in the classroom
  • Added coverage of child and adolescent development and emotional intelligence

Presenting clear strategies for mastering classroom success, this text is an ideal companion to the author's book Great Teaching: What Matters Most in Helping Students Succeed.


 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
I. The Positive Classroom
 
1. Toward a Positive Classroom: Moving Beyond Rules and Reactions
 
2. Creating Basic Understandings: Ways We Can Grow (and Survive) Together
 
II. Four Dimensions of Positive Classrooms
 
3. Showing Students You Care, and That They Will Be Successful: The Spiritual Dimension
 
4. Setting Up a Safe and Productive Learning Environment: The Physical Dimension
 
5. Teaching So Students Stay Focused and Learn: The Instructional Dimension
 
6. Managing a Smooth-Running Classroom:The Managerial Dimension
 
III. Blueprints for Success
 
7. Preparing Your Classroom
 
8. Reflective Practice for Better Teaching
 
Conclusion: Being Your Own Best Teacher
 
Resource: Positive Classroom Matrix
 
References
 
Suggested Readings
 
Index

"Offers a perspective that could supplant current models of control, confrontation, and compliance. A must for all teachers who are searching for strategies to shape a positive classroom atmosphere through nurturing the student-teacher relationship. This step-by-step guide helps build student dignity rather than a system of carrots and sticks that eventually destroy it."

Alan Canestrari, Adjunct Professor
Roger Williams University

"The Spiritual Dimension section is especially thought-provoking, particularly the four suggestions to build student efficacy. These are good, concrete elements that teachers can infuse in their teaching every day."

Jill Lindberg, Educational Consultant
Key features
  • Revised and updated edition of best-seller.
  • Now includes added coverage of child and adolescent development, emotional intelligence, and spirituality.
  • Uses a differentiated approach to instruction and management in the classroom.
  • Illustrates applications of tools and techniques across K-12 grade levels.
  • Ideal companion volume to the author's book Great Teaching: What Matters Most in Helping Students Succeed.

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