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Positive Classroom Management

Positive Classroom Management
A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Students Succeed

Third Edition

November 2006 | 160 pages | Corwin
Now in its third edition, this clear and concise guide by expert educator, administrator, and psychologist Robert DiGiulio is a must for student teachers, beginning teachers, and veteran teachers who want to improve their practice. Providing creative ideas, materials, checklists, models, tools, and sample dialogues illustrating applications, this updated edition focuses in on core theories of child and adolescent development, emotional intelligence, and differentiated approaches to instruction and management in the classroom. A terrific companion volume to the author's Great Teaching: What Matters Most in Helping Students Succeed.
About the Author
I. The Positive Classroom
1. Toward a Positive Classroom: Moving Beyond Rules and Reactions
2. Creating Basic Understandings: Ways We Can Grow (and Survive) Together
II. Four Dimensions of Positive Classrooms
3. Showing Students You Care, and That They Will Be Successful: The Spiritual Dimension
4. Setting Up a Safe and Productive Learning Environment: The Physical Dimension
5. Teaching So Students Stay Focused and Learn: The Instructional Dimension
6. Managing a Smooth-Running Classroom:The Managerial Dimension
III. Blueprints for Success
7. Preparing Your Classroom
8. Reflective Practice for Better Teaching
Conclusion: Being Your Own Best Teacher
Resource: Positive Classroom Matrix
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"Offers a perspective that could supplant current models of control, confrontation, and compliance. A must for all teachers who are searching for strategies to shape a positive classroom atmosphere through nurturing the student-teacher relationship. This step-by-step guide helps build student dignity rather than a system of carrots and sticks that eventually destroy it."

Alan Canestrari, Adjunct Professor
Roger Williams University

"The Spiritual Dimension section is especially thought-provoking, particularly the four suggestions to build student efficacy. These are good, concrete elements that teachers can infuse in their teaching every day."

Jill Lindberg, Educational Consultant

Robert C. Di Giulio

Robert DiGiulio is Education Professor at Johnson State College in Vermont. He earned his Ph.D. in human development from the University of Connecticut, and recently earned his D.Ed. in socio-education from the University of South Africa. He began his teaching career in the New York City public school system, where he taught for a number of years. His 33-year career as an educator includes teaching at the elementary, middle, junior high and college levels, with experience ranging from crowded urban schools to a one-room schoolhouse. He has also served as a school principal educational researcher, consultant, and writer. ... More About Author

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