Becoming an Effective Classroom Manager
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Over the years, classroom management remains one of the greatest educational concerns of teachers, administrators, and parents. This practical resource for developing and upgrading personal classroom management skills and systems addresses that concern and will prove to be an invaluable guide for preservice and practicing educators.
Utilizing a balanced approach based on both scholarship and experience, Becoming an Effective Classroom Manager provides a discussion of models of management, a summary of effectiveness research and related management techniques, as well as coverage of routine and more complex managerial concerns and procedures. Steere's approach is multi-faceted, interweaving three areas of concern: prevention of disciplinary problems, dealing/coping with disciplinary problems, and development of techniques for insuring that problems do not recur. The book is filled with suggestions and techniques that have been successfully utilized in public school classrooms.
The author argues that institutions of higher learning must produce teachers who are equally adept and confident in their teaching methods, management skills, and their subject matter. His work will help teachers become not only better managers, but more effective teachers as well.
Bob Steere is Professor of Education at Missouri Southern State College.
"There is a wealth of intellectually important information in this book. The author synthesizes a large body of classroom management literature into practical, workable suggestions for the classroom teacher. Often, texts on classroom management are either too much like recipe books without research to back up suggestions, or they are too theoretical without applications apparent to teachers. This text combines the two. " — Brenda H. Manning, University of Georgia
"The author writes to inform, not impress. " — Lee H. Stoner, Indiana University