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Classroom Management

Book Description

How to manage a class is probably the major worry of all teachers in training and young teachers new to the job. This book shows how psychological principles, strategies and tools can be applied to improve classroom practice.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Authors’ Note
  8. Dedication
  9. Preface
  10. Part One: First Principles
    1. 1. The Behavioural Model
      1. Introduction
      2. Key Concepts in the Behavioural Approach
      3. Learning through Experience
      4. Summary
    2. 2. A Framework for Management
      1. Introduction
      2. The Classroom Environment
      3. Managing Classroom Setting Events
      4. Managing Classroom Consequences
      5. Getting the Right Consistency
      6. A Positive System of Management
      7. Summary
    3. 3. A Framework for Teaching
      1. Introduction
      2. Deciding What to Teach
      3. Classroom Organisation
      4. Working with the Children
      5. Evaluating Progress
      6. Communicating Information
      7. Summary
  11. Part Two: Setting the Scene for ‘Good’ Behaviour
    1. 4. The Talking Classroom
      1. Introduction
      2. Taking Account of Your Classroom
      3. Sharing Space with Other People
      4. Speaking with One Voice: Your Choice of Room Arrangement
      5. Summary
    2. 5. Leading Them into ‘Good’ Habits
      1. Introduction
      2. Your Role as Leader
      3. Signposts to ‘Good’ Behaviour
      4. Summary
    3. 6. Teaching Matters
      1. Introduction
      2. The Selection of Educational Tasks
      3. The Pattern of Activities
      4. Your Behaviour in the Teaching Role
      5. Summary
  12. Part Three: Working out the Consequences
    1. 7. When They Are ‘Good’ …
      1. Introduction
      2. Increasing (Strengthening) Behaviour
      3. Types of Reward
      4. Summary
    2. 8. Working on the Positives
      1. Introduction
      2. Preparing the Way
      3. Effective Praise
      4. Choosing Additional Rewards
      5. Getting Rewards to Work
      6. Making the Most of Rewards from Other Sources
      7. Summary
    3. 9. Constructive Discipline
      1. Introduction
      2. Taking a Good Look at Unwanted Behaviour
      3. Responding to Unwanted Behaviour
      4. Stronger Measures
      5. Summary
    4. 10. Are Things Really As They Seem?
      1. Introduction
      2. Evaluating the Effects of Management Changes
      3. Assessing the Seriousness of a ‘Problem’
      4. Summary
    5. 11. Handing Over the Reins
      1. Introduction
      2. Working Towards Longer-term Goals
      3. Linking the System to Different Stages of Learning
      4. Summary: Learning Through Practice
  13. References
  14. Suggested Further Reading
  15. Index