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ERIC Number: ED507898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 138
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Management Idea Book. ICE No. M0088
Peace Corps
This book was written in response to feedback from volunteer teachers who feel that the time spent dealing with classroom management issues detracts from the time they spend actually teaching the content. Volunteers and staff members provided practical strategies for dealing with the most commonly reported challenges. Chapters include teaching in a cross-cultural context, strategies for developing classroom procedures and rules, motivation, managing disruptive behavior, assessment, and grading. Sensitive and complicated questions, such as how to teach in a school where cheating and corporal punishment are common, are addressed. There are exercises to exchange information with host colleagues to gain mutual respect and understanding. Volunteers are advised to read this book before starting to teach, but it is equally useful once teaching. It will help volunteers think about their classrooms, students, and colleagues from new perspectives so they can adapt to a new teaching environment. Appended are: (1) "Culture and the Ideal Teacher/Classroom," a session that trainees and their supervisors/counterparts have done as a part of the end-of- pre-service training supervisor/counterpart workshop; and (2) "Don't Hit and Don't Shout," a pamphlet for parents, teachers, head teachers, and principals. A list of resources is also included in this book.
Peace Corps. Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Headquarters, 1111 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20526. Tel: 800-424-8580; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps