“Lack of student discipline” is a top problem facing schools, according to Gallup Polls. Some might be quick to assume that novice teachers struggle the most to manage student misbehavior, but in reality veteran educators are plagued with this dilemma as well.
This fix-it manual, written by an award-winning educator and classroom management coach, targets student disruptions and teaching inefficiencies and empowers educators to regain control over their classroom. Teachers will learn how to deal with common behavior problems, so that discipline is immediate, the problem ends without paperwork or conferences, and the lesson can continue.
This realistic guidebook is unique because it isn’t based on theory and wasn’t written in hindsight, years after the author left the classroom. It was drafted while the author was teaching in the trenches, and enhanced for this new edition while the author was coaching fellow educators on how to run a classroom free of chaos.
This edition offers new and expanded coverage on many critical topics, including:
- how to talk to kids
- take charge
- maintain order
- handle the unseen disrupter
- deal with stealing
- work with senior-high students
- handle texting, cell phones, and the changing role of technology in the classroom
- manage lab classes
- work with parents
Note: This edition replaces the Ultimate Classroom Control Handbook.