This concise book focuses on classroom management basics, including student behavior, organizing classroom space, effective use of resources, and establishing a presence in the classroom.

Classroom Skills

Classroom skills

The Skill of Swerving

Emily's Lesson

Emily does almost everything she should do according to the book. It is a hot afternoon in June and there has been a thunderstorm at lunchtime. The students are in a high state of excitement, buzzing like a box of flies. They are too hot and fidget a great deal. It is not going to be an afternoon where lining up outside the classroom to come back in again has calmed anyone down. Emily needs to swerve, but does not yet realize this and is determined to continue. She is enthusiastic, finally gets the children's attention and asks relevant questions. She gives plenty of praise and forges ahead with her plan for an interactive lesson. Why then is ...

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