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Developing Cooperation, Self-Discipline, and Responsibility in the Classroom

Third Edition
Edited by:


January 2008 | 312 pages | Corwin

"The author provides tons of up-to-date research, but explains what that means for teachers and the classroom environment. The numerous strategies are explained in easy-to-implement ways, and the scenarios provide a model of interaction between teachers and students."
—Jennifer W. Ramamoorthi, Professional Development School Coordinator
Illinois State University

"Thoroughly researched and written in a user-friendly way without compromising the integrity of the information."
—Marguerite Lawler-Rohner, Art Teacher
Cape Elizabeth Middle School, ME

Discover proven disciplinary ideas and strategies for your diverse classroom!

Do you know the kid who constantly disrupts class, the kid who never participates, or the kid who never finishes homework assignments? All teachers, at one time or another, have encountered "the kid who…." In the new edition of this best-selling resource, Kay Burke offers updated strategies and interventions to help both new and experienced K–12 teachers tackle the critical challenges of today's differentiated classroom and diverse student body.

This essential guide uncovers current theories and research on classroom management and provides a wide range of user-friendly methods to help teachers proactively address common disciplinary issues before they become major problems. Educators will learn how to establish a warm classroom climate that fosters a spirit of cooperation, respect, and love for learning while encouraging students to interact courteously with their teachers and peers. In addition, the third edition includes:

  • Over 100 new classroom scenarios, techniques, and activities for establishing a cooperative classroom
  • 38 strategies with templates to document both academic and behavioral interventions for RTI
  • Information on formative classroom assessments
  • Updated statistics that reference NCLB and the reauthorization of IDEA 2004
  • Assistance with students who need special attention, including bullies

This indispensable text provides the essential foundation teachers need to help students take responsibility for their own behavior, resolve their own conflicts, and celebrate their own learning.


 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Meeting the Educational Challenges of the Twenty-First Century
 
2. Reviewing Current Teaching and Learning Theories
 
3. Setting a Positive Classroom Climate for Learning
 
4. Teaching Students How to Use Appropriate Social Skills
 
5. Helping Students Who Won't Accept Responsibility
 
6. Helping Students Who Lack Effective Interpersonal Skills
 
7. Addressing Students Who Cause Class Disruptions
 
8. Working With Students Who Have Special Needs
 
Epilogue
 
Final Thoughts
 
References
 
Index

"The book is extensive and generally complete."

Katy Olweiler, Counselor
Lakeside School, Seattle, WA

"Offers alternative approaches for understanding our most challenging students. The tremendous research-based detail is a major strength, and the text encourages teachers to take proactive action, rather than just be reactive."

Cheryl Fields-Smith, Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
University of Georgia

“The author provides tons of up-to-date research, but explains what that means for teachers and the classroom environment. The numerous strategies are explained in easy-to-implement ways, and the scenarios provide a model of interaction between teachers and students.”

Jennifer W. Ramamoorthi, Professional Development School Coordinator
Illinois State University

"Helps teachers create a more positive climate in the classroom."

Marjorie Bleiweis, Conflict Resolution Specialist
Fairfax County Public Schools, VA

"Thoroughly researched and written in a user-friendly way without compromising the integrity of the information. As an experienced teacher, I found the information interesting and was able to relate it to actual events in my classroom."

Marguerite Lawler-Rohner, Art Teacher
Cape Elizabeth Middle School, ME

"The book offers a comprehensive look at the classroom environment, the children who inhabit the classrooms, and concrete strategies for teachers to use to ensure the success of all students. A very hands-on book with useable information for a diverse group of learners."

Barbara R. Dowling, Educator
Sioux Falls Public Schools, SD

"Before teachers can instill a desire to learn in their students, teachers and students must uncover the real issues and face them head on. This book contains the information, research, and strategies to do just that. Teachers can easily select the strategies best suited to their circumstances and adjust them for an even better fit."

Lorrie King, Teacher and Staff Developer
Yarmouth High School, ME

"I can't think of one teacher who would not find this book a favorite resource. I have countless testimonials from teachers in my graduate classes who have used ideas from Kay Burke in their most frustrating or hopeless situations. They were amazed at the way they turned relationships with students and entire classes around."

Susan Belgrad, Associate Professor of Elementary Education
California State University, Northridge

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