Presenting the psychology behind the best-managed classrooms
Like having a hidden camera in other teachers' classrooms, An Interpersonal Approach to Classroom Management engages you from the start by contrasting how two teachers respond differently to common situations. The authors expertly bridge the gap between educational psychology and peer and student-teacher management from the perspectives of student engagement, classroom relationships, and teacher self regulation. Both current and prospective teachers will find helpful tools for engaging difficult students, managing challenging relationships, and handling conflict. Key topics include: Student behavioral, relational, and cognitive engagement in the learning process; Classroom structures that contribute to student engagement; The contribution of peer relationships to positive and negative behavior management; Strategies that help children learn to manage their own behavior; Connecting with students who are culturally and linguistically diverse
This practitioner-friendly guide takes you on an enlightening journey that will help you manage by design rather than by default. The results—improved relationships and enhanced learning—will not just make a difference; they will make all the difference.
Part I: Management as a Function of Student Engagement
- Chapter 1: What Does It Mean for Students to Be Engaged?
- Chapter 2: How Do I Organize My Classroom for Engagement?
- Chapter 3: How Do I Create a Classroom Climate That Supports Engagement?
Part II: Management as a Function of Classroom Relationships
- Chapter 4: How Do I Model Caring in Relationships with Students?
- Chapter 5: How Can I Build Supportive Peer Relationships?
- Chapter 6: How Do I Connect with Diverse Students?
Part III: Management as a Function of Teacher Self-Regulation
- Chapter 7: What Does It Mean to Self-Regulate My Classroom Management Tasks?
- Chapter 8: How Can I Improve and Sustain Relationship Quality?
- Productive Reflection, Intentional Decision Making, and Teacher Self-Care
- Acknowledging the Challenges of Sustaining Relationships
- Understanding Teacher Needs for Autonomy, Competence, and Connection
- Systematically Reflecting on Relationship Quality
- Self-Composure: Understanding the Difference Between Responding and Reacting
- Interrupting Cycles of Relationship Conflict
- Coping with Intense or Persistent Misbehavior
- Emotional Labor and Compassion Fatigue
- Key Terms