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Real Talk About Classroom Management
57 Best Practices That Work and Show You Believe in Your Students

Second Edition (Revised and Updated Edition)


January 2024 | 328 pages | Corwin

Everything you need to feel confident — and for your students to feel valued — in your classroom

When we think of classroom management, we traditionally think of ways to keep students quiet, well behaved, and on task. Times have changed, though, and our classroom management practices need to change, too. Since the first edition of this book was written in 2018, the world has changed - a lot. This second edition walks teachers through how to keep and even stay one step ahead of our ever changing world. To prepare students for today’s and even tomorrow’s world, we need to consider classroom management as guiding students to work collaboratively, communicate with each other, and ultimately feel a sense of belonging. This is when learners thrive.

In Real Talk About Classroom Management, Second Edition, award-winning teacher Serena Pariser tells it like it is — teacher to teacher — with her relatable writing style and by sharing authentic personal accounts of failures and successes. Serena paves the way for teachers to develop classroom management practices that honor students while helping teachers to feel confident, prepared, and able to face challenges with grace.

With updated research and strategies, this edition includes

  • Reflection on the changes educators have faced over the past five years, particularly ways that the COVID-19 pandemic and sociocultural concerns have affected students and teachers
  • More emphasis on the importance of developing teamwork, communication, curiosity, and conflict resolution skills in students
  • Enhanced focus on social-emotional skills and how they relate to classroom management
  • Deeper exploration of best practices in instructional design, behavior management, and building relationships with colleagues and caregivers — as well as topics rarely covered in teacher preparation courses such as how to navigate colleague conflict in schools
  • Practical suggestions for avoiding burnout — and knowing when to ask for help

This thorough how-to book is packed with actionable classroom management practices for new and experienced teachers who want to create a lively, engaging classroom that students and teachers feel excited to enter each morning.

 
Praise Page
 
Dedication
 
Acknowledgments
 
Publisher Acknowledgements
 
About the Author
 
List of Videos
 
Introduction
 
Part 1. First Weeks of School
 
Part 2. Forming Positive Relationships With Your Students
 
Part 3. Engagement and Instruction
 
Part 4. Partnering and Cultivating Relationships with Stakeholders
 
Part 5. Spins That Will Wow Your Students
 
Part 6. Staying Afloat
 
Handy To-Go List of 57 Teaching Dos and Don'ts
 
The End… of the Beginning
 
Real Advice: Teacher to Teacher
 
References

Serena Pariser

Serena Pariser, M.A., has twelve years classroom experience in public and charter schools from kindergarten to 12th grade. She has taught in some of the most challenging school settings from coast to coast. In addition to her extensive experience in urban school settings, she also has experience in affluent schools, and has truly seen all sides of education. Most of her full time teaching experience is at the middle school level, although she has experience in high school and elementary school settings. She earned her master's degree in Educational Technology from San Diego State University. She has been a teacher, teacher coach,... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781071922552
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