One-Minute Discipline : Classroom Management Strategies That Work

One-Minute Discipline : Classroom Management Strategies That Work

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For classroom teachers at all levels, here is a unique collection of practical, proven-effective techniques and ready-to-use tools for managing classroom behavior and creating the positive environment that students and teachers need to promote learning.

Each classroom-tested strategy is presented in a simple-to-use format for quick reference that shows: What the technique or idea is, Why you need it, and How to make it work. Plus, the techniques are complemented by support ideas, time-saving reproducible forms, lively illustrations, and interesting, reproducible quote about teaching.

For ease of use, it's all printed in a big, 8-1/2" x 11" lay-flat format for easy photocopying and it's organized into 10 sections:

* PHILOSOPHY provides a philosophical framework for the
strategies presented in the book, such as "The Three C's
of Teaching."
* KNOW YOU "CLIENTS" features activities and surveys,
including "Icebreaker: Backpack Introductions" and the
"student Survey," to help you learn about your students and
their needs.
* HOME AND SCHOOL gives you support ideas and
reproducible forms for improving the home school
connection, such as "Newsletters" and "Parent Homework
* THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL offers tops and ready-to-use
tools for getting the school year off to a positive start,
including "Classroom Rules Checklist" and "Classroom
Welcome Sign."
* VOCABULARY presents effective techniques for modifying
student behavior, such as "Grandma s Law," which
motivates students with a payoff ("desert") for completing
a task.
easy-to-use ideas, including "Noise Level Control" and
"One-Minute Correction," for solving discipline problems.
* TEACHING SKILLS provides practical procedures that
enhance your teaching and decrease disruptive behavior,
such as "Transition Time" to reduce the time spent
between activities and a "Teacher Self-Assessment" to
help you evaluate and improve your teaching techniques.
* GREAT "LITTLE GEMS" offers a variety of helpful discipline
and teaching strategies. For example, "Token Economies"
shows you how to use a pint system to reward good
* SURVIVAL SKILLS gives you invaluable ideas for conserving
energy and relieving stress, such as "Crisis Management"
and the "24-Hour Rule" for handling difficult situations.
* FORMS features time-saving, reproducible forms, including
"Substitute Teacher Form," "Office Discipline Ticket," and
"Student/Teacher/Parent Action Contract."

In short, One-Minute Discipline is a practical guide providing effective, easy-to-implement approaches to the many classroom management and discipline challenges that teaches face every day.

Additional Information

Author Arnie Bianco
Publisher Jossey-Bass
Publication Date 2002
Edition No
Pages 272
ISBN13 9780130452986