Comprehensive Classroom Management: Creating Communities of Support and Solving Problems

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Comprehensive Classroom Management presents practical 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 classroom situations. This book uses numerous case studies, examples, and descriptions of specific strategies based on solid research and classroom experience, Comprehensive Classroom Management features classrooms ranging from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The book 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.

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“This is an outstanding book. I love how the authors have spelled out practical ways to bridge research and practice.”
Kathy Piechura-Couture
Stetson University

Comprehensive Classroom Management presents practical 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. Through numerous case studies, examples, and descriptions of specific strategies based on solid research and classroom experience, Comprehensive Classroom Management features classrooms ranging from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The book 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.

New to this Edition:

  • Rewritten thoroughly to edit excess quotes, references, and theory, while still offering clarity in background and research, the book is more concise and reads more smoothly.
  • “Pause and Consider” sections located throughout each chapter assist the student in applying the book's content to real-life situations and discussing the material with classmates.
  • Additional illustrations, added throughout the book, enhance student interest and lighten the mood of the text.
  • Graphic organizers, placed throughout the text, give students and instructors cognitive organizers to augment their experience.
  • Internet references throughout the book provide students and instructors with material to supplement the text's content.
  • New! Complete Instructor's Manual and CD with sample test items, activities, reproducible forms and links to useful sites will make course preparation far easier.
  • New! Classroom vignettes video free to adopters will illustrate management issues in short clips.

About the Author:

Vern Jones is the curernt Chair of the Education Department at Lewis & Clark College Graduate School of Education and Counseling. He has experience as a junior high school teacher of students with emotional and behavior problems, a junior high school vice principal, and a district resource coordinator for students with emotional and behavior disorders. From 1986 to 1989, Vern was co-chair of the American Educational Research Association's special interest group on classroom management. He has served as a scholar in residence in the department of education at Western Michigan State University, visited California State University at Riverside as a Distinguished Scholar, given the centennial address for the University of Idaho School of Education, and served as a distinguished lecture series presenter at Hastings College in Nebraska. 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 over ten states and consulted with school districts and staff in over 25 states.

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