ERIC Number: ED489082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
The Classroom of Choice: Giving Students What They Need and Getting What You Want
Erwin, Jonathan C.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
This book helps create the optimum learning environment by linking research-based teaching and classroom management to the needs and interests of students. Drawing from the theories of renowned psychologist William Glasser and the wisdom of teachers and education experts, Jonathan C. Erwin gives hundreds of effective teaching and management strategies for every grade and subject area. Learn how to identify students' intrinsic motivations, pinpoint the reasons for learning and behavior problems, and connect to students through learning styles, multiple intelligences, cooperative learning, brain-based teaching, and other approaches. Use this guide as a toolbox to quickly get new classroom activities and management techniques. Or use the book's planning guide to select strategies that are going to be the most effective for reaching the learning outcomes of a particular unit. This book is organized into the following seven chapters: (1) Laying the Foundation for a Classroom of Choice; (2) Survival in the Classroom; (3) Love and Belonging in the Classroom; (4) Power in the Classroom: Creating the Environment; (5) Power in the Classroom: Strategies for Student Achievement; (6) Freedom in the Classroom; and (7) Fun in the Classroom. The following resource is included: A Unit Planning Guide: Planning a Classroom of Choice: The I-Five Approach. The following are appended: (1) I-Five Phase Strategies; (2) I-Five: A Guide for Developing and Maintaining Personal and Role Involvement; and (3) The I-Five Unit Guide.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Guides, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Student Interests, Student Needs, Student Motivation, Student Behavior, Power Structure, Teacher Student Relationship, Academic Achievement, Planning, Curriculum Development
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 1703 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311. Tel: 800-933-2723 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.