This is a clearly written, tightly organized, well-researched book. Its strength is in the five-step process it introduces and develops.”

—Francisco Guajardo, Assistant Professor

Department of Educational Leadership

University of Texas Pan American

This book offers a wealth of concrete and specific examples, models, and directions. Any teacher or prospective teacher reading it should be able to develop a Classroom Management Plan and implement it.”

—Frances Fowler, Professor & Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Educational Leadership

Miami University

Dr. Bosch provides a very practical, step-by-step approach to developing a management plan that works! Teachers take suggestions and develop their plan to fit their beliefs and styles.”

—Linda Scott, Principal

Oscar Smith Middle School, Chesapeake, VA

Increase student learning with an effective classroom management plan!

One of the most challenging tasks for teachers is classroom management that ensures high levels of achievement for all students. In this updated edition, Karen Bosch helps preservice and experienced teachers develop classroom management plans tailored to their specific needs and skills. She discusses a five-step process that includes introspection, classroom observation, plan development, implementation, and plan revision.

Field-tested for more than ten years, this unique book includes:

Worksheets with questions to guide each step of the process; Ample vignettes and examples; Strategies for organization, discipline, classroom operation, and instruction; Tips for working with diverse students

This excellent resource provides guidance for teachers seeking to create a positive classroom environment, plan for student-centered learning, and meet the demands of today's classrooms.

Introspection: Getting in Touch with your Teaching Self

Introspection: getting in touch with your teaching self

Jennifer Hansen, the newest faculty member at Jacobs Middle School, entered the faculty lounge, placed the stack of papers she was carrying on the couch, and plopped down beside the pile. Kate Weber looked up from her writing when her young friend let out a huge sigh.

“Whew!” Jennifer exclaimed. “Thank heavens this day is over.”

“Rough one?” Kate asked.

“That is an understatement. It seems everything went wrong today. I even had one student fall asleep during my lecture on the Constitution.”

“We all have days like that. We just have to make sure they don't happen too often. That's why I have this,” Kate said, and held up a spiral-bound notebook.

“What's that?” ...

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