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Transformative classroom management : positive strategies to engage all students and promote a psychology of success / John Shindler.


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Shindler, John, 1961-
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1st ed. - San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2010.
  • Book
  • x, 374 p. ; 28 cm.
"Grades K-12"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • About The Book. About The Author. Acknowledgments. PART 1 Assessing Where We Are and Making Sense of the Inner Workings of the Classroom. Chapter 1 Introduction to Transformative Classroom Management. Chapter 2 Classifying Approaches to Classroom Management and Moving Up the Teaching Style Continuum. PART 2 Exploring the Nature of Classroom Dynamics and Student Motivation. Chapter 3 Exploring the Fundamental Components of the Classroom Environment. Chapter 4 Promoting Clear and Shared Classroom Expectations. The Cornerstone of the Effective Classroom. Chapter 5 Effective Technical Management. Promoting a Culture of Listening, Respect, and Efficiency in the Classroom. Chapter 6 Examining Motivational Strategies. What Makes Your Students Care? Chapter 7 Promoting a Success Psychology in Students. PART 3 Developing a Functional Democratic Classroom Society. Chapter 8 Creating Collective Classroom Bonds with a Social Contract. Chapter 9 Developing Logical and Related Consequences Within the Social Contract-and Why to Avoid the Use of Punishments. Chapter 10 Implementing the Social Contract and Promoting Student Responsibility. PART 4 Good Teaching Practices Lead to Good Management. Chapter 11 Transformative Classroom Instruction and the Pedagogy-Management Connection. Chapter 12 Effectively Managing the Cooperative Classroom. PART 5 Remediation without Coercion. Chapter 13 A Win-Win Approach to Conflict Resolution and Potential Power Struggles. Chapter 14 Changing the Negative Identity Pattern and Succeeding with More Challenging Student Behavior. PART 6 Adopting a Transformative Mind-Set. Chapter 15 The Transformative Classroom. Implementing a 1-Style Approach and Creating a Classroom Community. Chapter 16 The Transformative Mind-Set and Making Your Thinking an Ally. Appendix A: Questions and Answers on Transformative Classroom Management. Appendix B: Sound Versus Faulty assumptions. Appendix C: Examining the "It Works" Fallacy. Appendix D: Examining the Use of the Phrase the "Real World of School". Appendix E: Common Sources of Classroom Drama. Appendix F: Transform Your School: A Schoolwide Student Discipline, Motivation, Character Building, and Peer Mediation Program. Appendix G: Classroom Management and Student Achievement. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
This book offers a proven approach for encouraging the love of learning in the classroom. In this book, John Shindler, an expert on classroom management and school climate, describes the innovative technique of Transformative Classroom Management (TCM). He shows K-12 teachers how to improve teaching methods, student behavior, and student achievement by bringing out the positive feelings that naturally exist in the classroom. Shindler offers new strategies for creating a high-functioning class, developing a classroom social contract, dealing with challenging students, promoting a 'psychology of success', and creating a climate defined by student responsibility and motivation. John Shindler, PhD (Bellevue, WA), is an Associate Professor at California State University, Los Angeles, chair of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Special Interest Group for School Climate, Culture, and Community, and codirector of the Western Alliance for the Study of School Climate.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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