This text is designed to challenge student and experienced teachers alike to weave techniques for developing good decision-making skills throughout the curriculum. By being given challenging daily curriculum, students will become engaged in their own learning and accomplishments. When students begin to experience the excitement of personal accomplishment, they will be more focused on active participation in their classroom community. 35 Classroom Strategies: Promoting Learning and Building Community is organized into sections related to the important themes in creating a community of learners. Within each section, strategies are explained and steps in implementing the strategies are given. Two classroom examples are provided for each strategy in order to show how use of the strategies will differ according to the ages of the learners and the content of the curriculum.
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Author Biography - Adrienne L. Herrell
Adrienne L. Herrell has recently retired from California State University, Fresno where she was a professor of reading/language arts and taught classes in early literacy, assessment, and strategies for English learners. 35 Classroom Management Strategies: Promoting Learning and Building Community is her tenth book for Merrill/Prentice Hall. Her previous books include Camcorder in the Classroom with Joe Fowler, Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners with Michael Jordan, Reflective Planning, Teaching, and Evaluation: K-12 with Judy Eby and Michael Jordan, and TeachingElementary Schoolwith Judy Eby. Dr. Herrell's writing and research are built on her experiences teaching in Florida's public schools for 23 years and teaching and supervising student teachers in California for fifteen years. She and Dr. Jordan (co-author) are currently engaged in research in public schools in California and Florida. She teaches part-time for her alma mater, Florida State University in Panama City, Florida where she now resides. Michael L. Jordan has also recently retired from California State University, Fresno where he was an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and taught classes in curriculum, classroom management, and social foundations. He has taught primary grades through high school in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and California. Dr. Jordan is also an actor, musician, and former B-52 pilot. His work in live theatre is dedicated to providing access to the arts to children and youth. He and Dr. Herrell incorporate many dramatic reenactment strategies into their joint research working with English learners. This is Dr. Jordan's fifth book for Merrill/Prentice Hall.