ERIC Number: ED497533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug-30
Reference Count: 332
Classroom Management: Sound Theory and Effective Practice. Fourth Edition
Tauber, Robert T.
Educators need a balance between discipline theory and its practice in the classroom. This is especially important in today's educational climate, with its increased demands for teacher accountability. Tauber has designed this book for both those who are new to teaching and those who are already seasoned teachers, but who have had little, if any, coursework in discipline. This book presents several sound frameworks that readers can use to evaluate six tried-and-true discipline models. Teachers need to select, learn, and implement a discipline model that best reflects how they feel students should be treated. Tauber explores a number of topics, some controversial, all quite relevant, concerning how teachers can prevent, as well as handle, problem behaviors. A chapter describing "A through Z" discipline suggestions can be immediately put into use. Following Acknowledgments and Preface, the book is divided into three parts. Part I, Introduction, Democracy and Frameworks, includes: (1) Introduction: Some Straight Talk on Discipline; (2) Democracy and Discipline: How One Influences the Other; and (3) Theoretical Frameworks for Selecting a Discipline Model. Part II, "Tried and True" Models of Classroom Management, contains chapters: (4) James Dobson: A Place for Punishment; (5) Lee and Marlene Canter: Assertive Discipline" A "Take-Charge" Approach to Classroom Management; (6) Frederic H. Jones: Tools for Teaching; (7) Rudolf Dreikurs: Social Discipline; (8) William Glasser: Reality Therapy, Choice Therapy, and Quality Schools; and (9)Thomas Gordon: Teacher Effectiveness Training. Part III, Theories and Practices Relating to More Effective Classroom Management, includes: (1) Other Noted Authors: What They Have to Say about Discipline; (11) Classroom Management-Related Articles: Some Surprises; (12) "A" Through "Z" Suggestions for More Effective Classroom Management; (13) Acting and Discipline; (14) Bullying; and (15) Violence in Today's Schools. The following are appended: (1) PROs and CONs of "Tried and True" Discipline Models; (2) Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC); (3) List of School Shooting, 1987 through 2007 (United States only!); and (4) Bullying Behaviors Chart.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Democracy, Classroom Techniques, Bullying, Discipline, Theory Practice Relationship, Student Behavior, Models, Violence, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Principles, Educational Environment, Discipline Policy, Evaluation Criteria
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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