Valuable and innovative classroom management strategies fill this indispensable guide to effective teaching. Explained in an easy-to-follow, concise format, each 2-3-page strategy includes a brief introductory scenario illustrating the technique's usefulness in the classroom, steps to implementing the strategy, a discussion of potential problems and suggestions for managing them, and viable ideas for adapting the techniques to fit different teaching situations. Quick-reference teacher-friendly sections include strategies that gain and maintain students' attention, build teamwork, keep students organized, enhance review and reinforcement lessons, and help sustain a positive learning environment.
Yvonne Bender is a retired teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching in city and county public schools. She is the author of "The New Teacher's Handbook." She was recently appointed by the governor of Maryland to a four-year term as a member of the Citizen's Review Board for Children. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.