Every teacher dreams of the perfect, well-behaved classroom, but the reality can be quite different. On those less-than-perfect days, having a system in place helps you and your students stay on track. This gold mine of teacher-developed and approved strategies goes beyond classroom management theory and gives you ready-to-use tools that t only encourage positive behavior, but also empower students to take responsibility for their behavior. This book is organized into three sections: the first provides general classroom operating principles for maintaining control of the classroom; the second helps teachers with day-to-day classroom management; and the third is chock full of teacher-friendly activities to promote an enhanced classroom environment. Excellent for all students, these strategies will help you: - Improve your teaching and classroom management skills - Enhance your kwledge base - Maintain a positive attitude so that you can be proactive rather than reactive Also included are a quick glance chart that groups the activities by appropriate grade level and checklists for classroom procedures and routines, teacher classroom management, and self evaluation. Are you ready to get started? Let these best of the best activities lead the way!
Dr. Louis Denti, a former special educator and administrator, is currently the Lawton Love Distinguished Professor of Special Education and Director of the Center for Reading Diagnosis and Instruction at California State University, Monterey Bay. His research focuses on student behavior, special education, inclusion, and literacy. Lou has dedicated his life to helping those who struggle to learn. Educators across the country have benefited from his research, publications and presentations. In 2009 he delivered the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Ohio School Speech Pathology and Educational Audiology Consortium and received the organization's Annie Glenn National Leadership Award. The award is named for Annie Glenn, wife of former astronaut and Senator John Glenn, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at Ohio State University.