ERIC Number: ED460101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Common-Sense Classroom Management: Surviving September and Beyond in the Elementary Classroom.
Lindberg, Jill A.; Swick, April M.
This manual contains techniques for creating successful teaching and learning environments in diverse elementary classrooms. Using humor, drawings, and a conversational tone, it provides suggestions for teaching effectively and efficiently. Special highlights include five-steps-or-less strategies that can be adapted into any classroom, an outline of best practices for every aspect of a typical school day, IDEA sections that tailor strategies to special education students, light bulb sections that highlight strategies for K-1 students, and proven tactics for non-English speakers and challenging students. Nine chapters include: (1) "Taking Care of Teacher Business" (e.g., room organization and planning); (2) "Creating a Positive Classroom Atmosphere" (e.g., decorating with themes and respect in the classroom); (3) "Working with Diverse Student and Family Populations" (e.g., working with non-English speaking students and families); (4) "With-it-ness" (e.g., teacher behavior and challenging students); (5) "Transitioning"; (6) "Taking Care of Classroom Business" (e.g., entering school, absenteeism, and classroom rules); (7) "Organizational Time" (e.g., desk cleaning and mailboxes); (8) "Rewards" (e.g., leisure time activities and lunch with the teacher); and (9) "Consequences" (e.g., identifying and dealing with challenging students). A suggested reading list is included. (SM)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Differences, Discipline, Diversity (Student), Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Limited English Speaking, Parent School Relationship, Parents, Planning, Rewards, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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