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Responsible Classroom Management, Grades K–5
A Schoolwide Plan



April 2010 | 152 pages | Corwin

"The Responsible Classroom Management Plan (RCMPlan™) truly lets teachers teach and the principal serve as the instructional leader. RCM is a brilliant concept that has cut office referrals by as much as 80% and dropout rates by 50%. The book provides principals and teachers with implementation steps for introducing the entire faculty or even the district to this wonderful program that takes students from a mindset of entitlement into a real-life world of being responsible for their own actions from day one."
—Chris Lineberry, Principal
Harmon Elementary School, San Tan Valley, AZ

Reduce office referrals, decrease suspensions, and increase responsible student behavior!

Written for principals and teachers, this nationally tested discipline plan for Grades K–5 emphasizes a team approach to managing student behavior. The authors' Responsible Classroom Management Plan (RCMPlan™) demonstrates how a behavior support system can promote good citizenship and appropriate social conduct. This all-inclusive resource offers:

  • A research-based model that shows teachers how to reinforce responsible behavior in a warm inviting classroom environment
  • Guidelines for developing flexible behavior standards and effective consequences in place of rigid rules
  • An end-of-book toolbox with numerous tools, samples, and field-tested consequences for introducing, implementing, and monitoring Responsible Classroom Management schoolwide

Additional tools and resources to help you implement Responsible Classroom Management are available here.

 
List of Tools
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. Understanding The RCMPlan™
The RCMPlan™

 
Becoming a Successful RCM Teacher

 
A Model for Improving Instruction and Behavior

 
An Invitation to Change: The RCMPlan™ Inventory

 
Looking Ahead

 
 
2. Teaching Students Responsibility Within Warm and Inviting Classrooms
The Original and Still Functional Correlates for Teaching Responsibility

 
Expecting Responsibility and Civility in the Classroom

 
Experimenting With Responsibility and Civility in the Classroom

 
Modeling Responsible Behavior

 
The Four Types of Inviting Teachers

 
Preparing to Modify Classroom Procedures

 
Student Roles and Additions to the Classroom

 
Group Activities

 
Looking Ahead

 
 
3. Standards, Guidelines, and Expected Behaviors
Why Rules Do Not Work With Elementary Children

 
Replacing Rules With School and Classroom Standards, Guidelines, and Expected Behaviors

 
Building School Guidelines for Outside the Classroom

 
Developing Classroom Guidelines

 
Teaching the Standards and Guidelines to Students

 
Looking Ahead

 
 
4. Using Consequences to Teach Responsibility
Using Logical Consequences Versus Punishment

 
Developing a Pool of Consequences for Selective Use in the Classroom

 
Consequences for More Serious Infractions: The Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

 
Using ICU Effectively

 
Behavior Improvement Agreements (BIAs)

 
The DRC's Supervisory Process

 
A Sample of Grade-Specific Consequences

 
Group Activities

 
Looking Ahead

 
 
Resource A: The RCMPlan™ Principal's Guide
 
Resource B: The RCMPlan™ Toolbox
 
References
 
Index

"The Responsible Classroom Management (RMC) plan really lets teachers teach and the principal serve as the instructional leader. RMC is a brilliant concept that has been tested nationally with results that have cut office referrals by as high as 80% and dropout rates by 50%. Now, principals and selective teachers can use this book with steps for implementation to prepare the entire faculty or even the district in this wonderful program that truly takes students from a stage of entitlement to a real-life world of being responsible for their own actions from day one."

Chris Lineberry, Principal
Harmon Elementary School, San Tan Valley, AZ

"This book goes into great detail on how to establish a schoolwide discipline program and the step-by-step process for introduction and implementation. Involving students and parents are key elements outlined in the book for ownership in the program. I would recommend this book for any school, administrator, or teacher seeking ways to improve schoolwide discipline and effective classroom management."

Jim R. Watson, Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Sample Materials & Chapters

Queen_RCM_K-5_Intro

Queen_RCM_K-5_Ch1


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