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Positive Classroom Management
A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Students Succeed

Third Edition


November 2006 | 160 pages | Corwin
Now in its third edition, this clear and concise guide by expert educator, administrator, and psychologist Robert DiGiulio is a must for student teachers, beginning teachers, and veteran teachers who want to improve their practice. Providing creative ideas, materials, checklists, models, tools, and sample dialogues illustrating applications, this updated edition focuses in on core theories of child and adolescent development, emotional intelligence, and differentiated approaches to instruction and management in the classroom. A terrific companion volume to the author's Great Teaching: What Matters Most in Helping Students Succeed.
 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
I. The Positive Classroom
 
1. Toward a Positive Classroom: Moving Beyond Rules and Reactions
 
2. Creating Basic Understandings: Ways We Can Grow (and Survive) Together
 
II. Four Dimensions of Positive Classrooms
 
3. Showing Students You Care, and That They Will Be Successful: The Spiritual Dimension
 
4. Setting Up a Safe and Productive Learning Environment: The Physical Dimension
 
5. Teaching So Students Stay Focused and Learn: The Instructional Dimension
 
6. Managing a Smooth-Running Classroom:The Managerial Dimension
 
III. Blueprints for Success
 
7. Preparing Your Classroom
 
8. Reflective Practice for Better Teaching
 
Conclusion: Being Your Own Best Teacher
 
Resource: Positive Classroom Matrix
 
References
 
Suggested Readings
 
Index

"Offers a perspective that could supplant current models of control, confrontation, and compliance. A must for all teachers who are searching for strategies to shape a positive classroom atmosphere through nurturing the student-teacher relationship. This step-by-step guide helps build student dignity rather than a system of carrots and sticks that eventually destroy it."

Alan Canestrari, Adjunct Professor
Roger Williams University

"The Spiritual Dimension section is especially thought-provoking, particularly the four suggestions to build student efficacy. These are good, concrete elements that teachers can infuse in their teaching every day."

Jill Lindberg, Educational Consultant

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