'The organization and layout make it the perfect 'go-to' guide for virtually any problem. This book will revolutionize my management methods' - Amy M. Turkowski, Student Teacher, Clement Avenue School, Racine, WI 'It covers more practical information than I've seen compiled anywhere else' - Deborah Gordon, Math Teacher, K-6, Madison School District, Phoenix, AZ 'A great reference matter how long you have taught' - Katina Keener, Second Grade Teacher, Gloucester County Schools, VA This revised edition of the authors' best-selling Common-Sense Classroom Management for teachers in K-6 classrooms will be an indispensable resource for new and veteran teachers, as well as their mentors, trainers, and supervisors. Covering more than 70 best practices for managing the typical school day, the authors use a straightforward format that features five steps or fewer for each strategy, with icons highlighting strategies that have been customized for the youngest learners and for special learners in the inclusive classroom. With cartoons, resources, and illustrations, this guide will ensure that every school day includes humor and common sense.
Jill A. Lindberg retired from Milwaukee Public Schools in June 2003 and is currently a supervising teacher for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her teaching experience includes six years as a mentor teacher, assisting both general and special education teachers in Milwaukee Public Schools. She has taught students with specific learning disabilities, students with emotional/behavior disabilities, and students with hearing impairment. She has coauthored five books in the Common-Sense Classroom Management series with educators from the Milwaukee area. She has a degree in exceptional education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. April M. Swick was assigned to Clement Avenue Elementary School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in August 1990 and began with a class of combined fourth and fifth graders. She was a highly involved staff member, concerned not only with the success of the children in her classroom but also with the betterment of the entire school population. She belonged to a wide variety of com-mittees and worked to ensure schoolwide discipline, a positive climate, and school spirit. After teaching for several more years, she and her current coauthor and friend, Jill Lindberg, became the first full-inclusion teaching team in the school. In the fall of 2002, April was appointed Principal of Clement Avenue School. She has earned a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and she is pursuing a doctorate in education. Sharing her good ideas with young teachers and colleagues has been an extremely fulfilling experience. In the future, she would love to write and illustrate children's books.