Succinct, Practical, Interactive, Real. Practical Classroom Management focuses on providing clear and concise descriptions of research-validated best practices. It describes and demonstrates how to effectively apply those practices and includes tools like action plans, forms, and checklists that can be used in real classrooms. Case studies and embedded classroom management simulations provide opportunities to practice concepts and strategies discussed in the text, making for a powerful learning experience that students can transfer to the classroom. From reviews of the book: "The writing is on level and easy to comprehend...The key strengths of the project include research-based text as it relates to 'practical classroom management,' supported by examples from real classrooms...The author provides the information in a logical sequence that is fitting for any classroom management course." --John Barbato, University of South Florida "[The text] has examples and forms that I encourage my students to keep...Using this text, preservice teachers are exposed to strategies that are practiced in classrooms and problems associated with the dynamics of implementation." --Antwuan Stinson, Alabama State University
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Practical Classroom Management presents hands-on methods for creating a positive learning environment, working with behavioral problems, and dealing with a range of challenges in the K-12 classroom.
This text uses real-life examples to help both pre- and in-service teachers understand and apply the principles of classroom management in their own classroom situations. The text uses case studies, examples, and descriptions of specific strategies based on current research and classroom experience. Practical Classroom Management features classrooms ranging from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. It focuses on creating positive learning environments for students, and provides extensive, practical materials on both problem solving and building individual behavior change plans for students with behavioral problems.About the Author:
Vern Jones, Ph.D., has been a junior high school teacher, a junior high school vice principal, and a district coordinator for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. He is professor in the Teacher Education Department at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Texas. Dr. Jones's other books include Adolescents with Behavior Problems, Responsible School Discipline, Creating Effective Programs for Students with Emotional and Behavior Disorders, and Comprehensive Classroom Management, Tenth Edition. He has written chapters in Helping Teachers Manage Classrooms, Management of Disruptive Pupil Behavior in Schools, and Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth. He was selected by the National Association of Colleges of Teacher Education to write the chapter on classroom management for the Handbook of Research on Teacher Education and wrote the chapter "How Do Teachers Learn to Be Effective Classroom Managers?" for the Handbook for Classroom Management: Research, Practice, and Contemporary Issues. Dr. Jones is co-author of the State of Oregon Technical Assistance Paper on the Identification and Treatment of Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Students. Dr. Jones has served as co-chair of the American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group on Classroom Management. Dr. Jones has served as Scholar in Residence at several universities. In 1990, he won the Burlington Northern Award as Graduate School Teacher of the Year at Lewis & Clark College. He has given keynote addresses at state conferences in more than ten states and has consulted with school districts and staff in over 25 states.
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