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Reclaim Your Challenging Classroom
Relationship-Based Behavior Management

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March 2021 | 216 pages | Corwin
Effective classroom management is the key to truly inclusive education

Teachers who excel at classroom management have students who are more engaged, less disruptive, and more likely to achieve academically. What can you do to confront behavior challenges, both in-person and virtually, and set your classroom on a positive course? 

Reclaim Your Challenging Classroom guides new and veteran teachers alike in developing effective classroom management techniques, with a particular focus on students with emotional or behavioral disorders. Addressing six interrelated topics—student perceptions of you as teacher, room arrangement, classroom expectations, consequences to encourage appropriate behavior, student lesson engagement, and classroom community—this step-by-step guide empowers teachers to create a positive and effective learning environment that is grounded in the student-teacher relationship. Each chapter includes:
 
Vignettes inspired by real classrooms and students
Ideas and techniques for successfully addressing common problems
A “What Research Tells Us” feature that relates current research findings to the effective management of inclusive classrooms
Self-assessment inventories linked to each topic, plus more than 50 activities to guide teachers in applying key concepts and strategies in their own classroom 

Now is the time to alter the course of your classroom! Effective, relationship-based behavior management keeps students on track and makes your classroom a better place to teach and to learn.  
 
 
Why This Book
 
Questions You Might Have Before You Begin
 
Introduction
 
Area One: Students’ Perceptions of You as Their Teacher
 
Area Two: Striving for Continuous Physical Arrangement of the Classroom and Materials
 
Area Three: Expectations and Procedures by Which Your Classroom Runs
 
Area Four: Consequences You Choose to Use to Encourage Appropriate Behavior
 
Area Five: Students’ Engagement in Academic Lessons
 
Area Six: Classroom Climate and Communication
 
Appendices: Charts, Resources, Reproducibles, and Keys of Possible Answers
 
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"If you are looking for practical ways to make lasting change in your classroom, this is the handbook for you! Reclaiming Your Challenging Classroom contains numerous ideas that can be used by the individual teacher, team, or school to address the underlying issues of challenging behavior. This book includes self-assessment checklists and ready-to-go strategies every educator needs in the classroom. If you are struggling to teach due to behavior issues, reclaim your time now with this must-have classroom guidebook!"  

Avis Canty-Duck, Instructional Technology Facilitator
Greenville County School District, SC

"Where theory meets practical application, this is the book we’ve been waiting for! Relationships, relationships, relationships….we know they are critical for success in the classroom; however, this book goes a step further and shows us how. Educators of all levels will find useful information to make their classroom lives more successful. We need it, and our kids deserve it." 

Cindy Corlett, Principal
Littleton Public Schools, CO

"Reclaiming Your Classroom is a must-read for any educator hoping to reach all students. The scaffolding provided by the authors will help transform any classroom into a positive learning environment!" 

Melissa Miller, 6th Grade Science and Math Teacher
Farmington Middle School, AR

"As a 22-year old elementary school teacher, I learned a lot about myself and my behavior management style while reading this book. Beginning the school year often feels rushed with the district adopted curriculum. However, while reading and reflecting on the questions in this book, I discovered that the key to having the smooth-running, academically-engaged classroom I want begins with having a well-thought out behavior plan. There are so many takeaways from this book: I found myself writing down and bookmarking everything I want to try in the next school year with my students." 

Renee Ponce-Nealon, Elementary School Teacher
Petaluma City Schools, CA

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