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ERIC Number: ED501195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 316
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-398-07786-0
Best Practice in Motivation and Management in the Classroom. Second Edition
Wiseman, Dennis G.; Hunt, Gilbert H.
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd
This text offers practical information and vicarious practice for both beginning as well as veteran teachers to become more knowledgeable, skilled, and effective in their work. Through study, application of what has been studied, and the analysis and evaluation of the end result of this application, teachers who care to improve can improve. And, teachers who are already successful in their teaching can be even more successful. Effective teachers are active learners themselves. This text therefore provides a specific context and focus for this active learning in the areas of student motivation and classroom management which are considered critical for best practice in teaching in classrooms today. The book reviews appropriate strategies when responding to specific types of student misbehavior and also discusses zero tolerance policies, expulsion, teaching special students, addressing diversity, violence, school uniforms, and drug abuse as related to management and motivation. It is highlighted with supporting case study examples, question and activity sections by chapter, and a helpful glossary. Also provided is an overview of ten popular models for classroom management with the theorists associated with their development. By reading this book, teachers will get their students to achieve at high levels in demonstrating what they have learned through the application of the most important, intertwined areas of motivation and classroom management. Contents include: (1) Motivation and Management: Two Sides of the Same Coin; (2) Understanding Motivation and Motivating Environments; (3) Creating a Managed Environment: Models and Theories of Management; (4) Best Practice in Teaching for Best Practice in Student Motivation and Classroom Management; (5) Special Problems and Concerns in Student Motivation and Classroom Management; (6) Responding to Student Motivation and Behavior Problems; and (7) Case Studies for Analysis in Student Motivation and Classroom Management. The book also contains a glossary and an index. [For the first edition of this text (2001), see ED461634.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A