ERIC Number: ED374170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Constructive Classroom Management: Strategies for Creating Positive Learning Environments.
Epanchin, Betty C.; And Others
In light of today's greater student diversity, this teacher's guide provides practical ways to help students manage their own behavior rather than ways in which their behavior can be managed by teachers, peers, parents, or other adults. The book contains case materials that (1) illustrate the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and reassessment processes needed for managing classroom behavior; (2) emphasize that situations should be considered from multiple points of view; (3) provide examples demonstrating a wide variety of situations in special education and regular classrooms at both the elementary and the secondary level; and (4) present strategies for decreasing teacher burnout. The guide's first section focuses on system issues: things that are wrong with the current system and ways of thinking about what needs to be done to help schools accommodate to the changing world. The second section focuses on approaches to behavior management that are used in most classrooms with most students; these are the procedures that are needed to create classroom order and harmony. The guide's final section includes strategies and approaches that are used with individual children when they are having particular problems, with an emphasis on maintaining a positive focus even during crises. References follow chapters. Contains an index. (GLR)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Group Dynamics, Interpersonal Competence, Minority Groups, Student Behavior, Student Motivation
Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 511 Forest Lodge Road, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5098.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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