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The ABC's of Classroom Management

An A-Z Sampler for Designing Your Learning Community, 2nd Edition

By Pamela A. Kramer Ertel, Madeline Kovarik

Routledge

184 pages

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Co-published with Kappa Delta Pi

The ABCs of Classroom Management equips teachers with a repertoire of expert strategies to develop classroom expectations and manage student behaviors. The second edition of this practical, alphabetical guide includes expansions on time-honored topics such as relationship building, communication, discipline, and behavior management, with the addition of new topics such as cyberbullying, violence prevention, social media, and substitute teachers. The newest quick reference to managing a classroom offers tried-and-true tips and specific examples of practical applications in the classroom. Educators who purchase the second edition also can access ABC’s Online to find downloadable forms, samples and checklists, and links to related resources.

This edition of The ABC’s of Classroom Management gives future and new educators practical and informative tips and tools for managing their classrooms to apply right away so they can focus on student learning. Underlying the nuts-and-bolts entries of the book are the themes of teacher professionalism, leadership, and empowerment. Armed with a proactive attitude and the right tools that are applied purposefully and consistently, novice teachers develop their craft to become masterful educators.

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"This is a must read for anyone who deals with discipline. The authors have taken a topic that has been explored from every angle, and yet have managed to present it in a refreshing and dynamic style that gets to the heart of misbehavior and provides motivational strategies to correct students in a positive manner. A copy should be provided to every classroom teacher."—Dr. David E. Lee, Educational Leadership and Research, University of Southern Mississippi

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

A

About The ABC’s of Classroom Management

Absent Students

Accountability for Students

Activity Periods & Specials

Anger Management

Antecedents

Anticipate

Assume Nothing

Attendance

Attention

Attention (How Students Get Yours)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Span

B

Baby Steps

Bathroom Breaks

Be Human

Beginning the School Year

Behavior

Behavior Analysis

Behavior Logs

Behavior Management

Best Practices

Body Language

Boundaries

Broken Record Technique

Bulletin Boards

Bullying

Burnout

C

Call-Outs

Capable, Connected, & Contributing

Cartoon Drawing

Cell Phones

Chairs

Cheating

Choices & Consequences

Choices for Learning

Class Meetings

Classroom Climate

Classroom Management Plan

Closet Catastrophes—Prevented

Communication

Contracts

Cooperation vs. Competition

Cultural Differences

Cursing

Custody and Divorce

Cyberbullying

D

Daily Agenda

Daily Task

Defiant Students

Democratic Classroom

Desks

Digital Citizenship

Direct—Don’t Ask

Directory Information

Discipline

Dismissals with Dignity

Displays

E

Embarrassing Moments

Emergency Procedures

Energy Issues

Environment

EpiPen

Exceptional Education Student Resource Time

Excitement

Exercise

Expectations

F

Fairness

Field Trips

Fights

First Day

First Day Fiasco

Focus on Problem, Not Student

Food

Friending Students

G

Gangs

Goodness

Grade Book and Grades

Grading

Grading Pens

Greetings

Groups

H

Hand Signals

Health

Help Desk

Helpers

Helping Tools

Holidays

Homework

Hot Weather

Humor

I

Ignore Misbehavior

I-Messages

Inattentive Students

In-House Field Trip

Is Fun Allowed?

J

Jellyfish Teachers

Journey

Juggling Paperwork

Justice

K

Keeping Your Cool

Kindness

Kinesthetic

L

Laugh

Library

Location, Location, Location

Lockers

Lounge

Love Teaching

Love Your Students

Lunch Count

Lying

M

Manipulatives

Meetings—Faculty

Mentors

Model Appropriate Behavior

Model Humility

Motivating the Unmotivated

Music to Manage By

N

Names on the Board—Not!

New Students

Newsletters

No Complaining Rule

Noise in the Classroom

Noise that Bothers a Student

Non-Procedural Questions

Notes about Student Progress

Notes Home

Notes to Students

O

Observations

Office Referrals

One Size Does Not Fit All

Open House

Organization

Outcasts

P

Page Numbers

Parents

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Patience

Pencil Sharpening

Photos

Playground Preparedness Bag

Positives vs. Negatives

Poster Power

Power Struggles

Practice

Praise

Preventative Measures

Principles for Dealing with Principals

Prioritizing

Problem Solving 101

Procedures Pave the Way

Professional Attire

Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Propinquity

Proximity

Q

Questions

Quick-Access Spreadsheet

Quick-and-Easy Attention Grabbers

R

Raising Hands

Reality Check

Recess

Recordkeeping

Referrals

Reflection

Relationship Building

Rewarding Positive Behavior

Role Model

Routines

Rules

S

SLANT

Sarcasm

Seating Arrangements

Seating Charts

Security

Shopping

Sleep

Social Media

Sounds of Language

Stealing

Student Jobs

Student Responses

Students with Special Needs

Substitute Teachers

Supplies

T

Take Time to . . .

Tattling

Teacher Look

Teapot Syndrome

Teasing and Taunting

Telephone

Testing

Textbooks

Time-on-Task Study

Time-Out

Time-Savers

Transitions

U

Undesirable Behaviors

Unresponsive Parents

Using Resources

V

Victim and Victimizer

Violence

Violence Prevention

Voice

Volunteers

W

Water

Websites for Your Classroom

Websites with Wisdom

Weekly Folder

Wellness

Whole Class Attention

Withitness

Work by Students

X

X-amine Your Bias

X-pect to Be Tested

X-tra Efforts Pay Off

Y

Y Is a Good Question

Yelling

You Can Do It!

“You” Statements

Z

Zest

Zingers

Zone

Z—Last Letter in the Alphabet, Last Word in Classroom Management

References

Extras

Resources

Samples, Forms, & Checklists

Sample Newsletter

Room Arrangements

Room Arrangement Checklist

Environment Checklist

Field Trip Checklist

Parent-Teacher Conference Preparation Checklist

Parent-Teacher Conference Report

Progress Report

Photo Release Form

Family Science Night

About the Authors

Dr. Pamela A. Kramer Ertel is Dean of the College of Education at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, where she formerly served as a Professor in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education.

Dr. Madeline Kovarik has served in the field of education as an elementary teacher, guidance counselor, primary specialist, school administrator, and professor.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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EDUCATION / General

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