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Real talk about classroom management : 50 best practices that work and show you believe in your students

Author: Serena Pariser
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Califorinia : Corwin, a SAGE Company, [2018]
Series: Corwin teaching essentials
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Teachers want concrete methods born of actual experience from other teachers. This thorough how-to book reveals actionable best practices of classroom management from award-winning teacher Serena Pariser. In it, she shares her growth from a teary-eyed, first-year teacher to Teacher of the Year, Fulbright Scholar, and educational conference presenter. Serena's progressive strategies to connect and inspire students  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Serena Pariser
ISBN: 9781544317755 1544317751
OCLC Number: 1019737979
Description: xvi, 269 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: My first year --
First weeks of school --
Best practice #1: make day 1 about the students --
Best practice #2: get respect--and fast --
Best practice #3: set your routine and structures early--and keep them! --
Best practice #4: speak student --
Best practice #5: create purposeful seating charts --
Forming positive relationships with your students --
Best practice #6: use your power for good, not evil --
Best practice #7: let students make mistakes without feeling like failures --
Best practice #8: win over the tough kids --
Best practice #9: become a teacher detective --
Best practice #10: spread positivity with your words and tone --
Best practice #11: focus on the positive and create positive students --
Best practice #12: understand the student known to others as the "bad kid" --
Best practice #13: reward students --
Best practice #14: learn the power of behavior contracts --
Curriculum and instruction --
Best practice #15: get your students engaged: make learning fun and make it transferable --
Best practice #16: research, read, use --
Best practice #17: pick up the pace --
Best practice #18: use arm's length voice --
Best practice #19: be one or two steps ahead of the class --
Best practice #20: keep everything contextualized and do projects! --
Best practice #21: challenge and support students --
Best practice #22: take risks in your lessons --
Best practice #23: know how to prepare for when you just can't be there --
Best practice #24: use creative discipline --
Best practice #25: vary levels of noise in the classroom --
Best practice #26: make groupwork work --
Best practice #27: let their creative juices flow --
Best practice #28: teach to every different type of learner --
Best practice #29: have NO doubts, but be prepared to have (just a few) lessons flop --
Other adults as resources --
Best practice #30: learn how to win over parents --
Best practice #31: know how to make coteaching work --
Best practice #32: be a sponge --
Best practice #33: find a mentor --
Best practice #34: watch and learn --
Best practice #35: instead of talking, listen with your mind --
Best practice #36: be proactive: get and keep administration on your side --
Spins that will wow your students --
Best practice #37: get guest speakers into your classroom --
Best practice #38: give students power and a voice --
Best practice #39: show your students you care --
Best practice #40: laugh together and you will learn together --
Best practice #41: give gifts --
Best practice #42: be the teacher they never had --
Best practice #43: know that kids notice the small things --
Best practice #44: get students to behave when you're covering classes --
Best practice #45: surprise! --
Keeping yourself sane --
Best practice #46: balance your life --
Best practice #47: know how to handle the difficult parent meetings --
Best practice #48: keep it balanced: give and take equally --
Best practice #49: be responsive and prioritize --
Best practice #50: be mindful with your coworkers --
Widening our lens: a global perspective on classroom management --
Handy to-go list of 50 teaching dos and don'ts --
The end--of the beginning --
Real advice: teacher to teacher.
Series Title: Corwin teaching essentials
Responsibility: Serena Pariser.


This handy guide offers 50 proven best practices for managing today's classroom, complete with just-in-time tools and relatable teacher-to-teacher anecdotes and advice.  Read more...
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