This is a guide for teachers who confront discipline problems in their classrooms, covering the root causes of most discipline problems and seven effective tools to prevent and/or minimize those problems. The book addresses differing cultural and socio-economic views on discipline; discipline modification to develop student self-directed behaviour; current brain research on the factors that contribute to off-task behaviour; and more. Chapters cover: moving from old-fashioned obedience models to effective student self-management skills; working with on-task and off-task behaviours: motivation, stress, flow, timing, environment, resources, and more; dealing with difficult students and difficult issues, including power, revenge, anger, and poverty; planning that facilitates positive behaviour; using cooperative learning skills; teaching social skills; using strategies for the self-system; focusing on metacognitive skills; a model for classroom management; vocabulary pre-test, post-test, and summary.
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(228mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
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Author Biography - Donna E. Walker Tileston
Donna Walker Tileston is a veteran teacher and administrator. She is currently the president of Strategic Teaching and Learning, a consulting firm that provides services to schools throughout the United States and worldwide. Donna's publications include Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research, Learning Styles, and Standards Define Teaching Competencies (2000), which has been on Corwin's bestseller list since its first year in print, in addition to the ten-volume award-winning series What Every Teacher Should Know, now in its second edition. Other recent titles are Teaching Strategies for Active Learning (2006), Teaching Strategies that Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests (2008), and Closing the Poverty and Culture Gap (2009). Donna received her BA from the University of North Texas, her MA from East Texas State University, and her EdD from Texas A & M University-Commerce. She may be reached at www.whateveryteachershouldknow.com