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Classroom Management – Discipline and Behaviour Problems

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Inside every great teacher,
there is an even greater one waiting to come out.

Dr. Harry WongThe First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher (Paperback)
by Harry K. Wong, Rosemary T. Wong

...You are going to have one of the greatest educational experiences of your life. We will not only study (subject), but I will also share with you some life-skill traits that will help you to be successful in tomorrow's world. I can assure you that if you should run into me at the shopping mall 25 years from now, you will say, "You were right, Mr. Wong.

That was the most memorable, exciting, and fascinating class I ever had." 25 years from now, if I have the good fortune of running into Harry Wong in a shopping mall, I will say "You were right, Mr. Wong. That was the most memorable, exciting and fascinating book on classroom management I ever read." And it is.

This is a well organized book with built in chapter reviews. The following five units are covered in the book: A) Basic Understandings - The Teacher. The successful teacher must know and practice the three characteristics of an effective teacher; B) First Characteristic - Positive Expectations. The effective teacher has positive expectations for student success. C) Second Characteristic - Classroom Management. The effective teacher is an extremely good classroom manager. D) Third Characteristic - Lesson Mastery.

The effective teacher knows how to design lessons to help students reach mastery. E) Future Understandings - The Professional. The teacher who constantly learns and grows becomes a professional educator. This book is for any teacher who wants to improve their teaching through better classroom management.

There are sections on how to use the book; how to get quickly to the meat of the book; why you need this book and what this book will teach you. Two words caught my eye: help and free. Wong describes help as: there is no one way to teach; there are no pat answers, quick fixes, or foolproof plans for teaching; what you need to do is continually try and learn. Wong explains free as: implementation of the techniques suggested costs no extra money; learning the techniques suggested requires no extra in-service training. You can do everything in you own time and at your own pace. Money and materials cannot buy an ideal learning environment.

Only YOU can provide that environment. Wong states taht by the next decade, there will have been an 80 percent turnover of teachers. for veteran teachers, this is a challenge, a charge, a mission to leave a legacy of positive expectations for new teachers; for new teachers, this is a challenge, a change, a mission to create a revolutionary change in the cultural attitude of teachers. Which teacher are you? For those helping teachers become effective teachers, an eight part video series The Effective Teacher is also available. The videos do a great job complementing units in the book.

The following is a Scope and Sequence of The Effective Teacher:

Part 1: The Effective Teacher - 32 minutes * How to use research-based practices to be a happy, effective teacher

Part 2: The First Days of School - 36 minutes * How to invite students to succeed

Part 3: Discipline and Procedures - 36 minutes * How to have a well-managed classroom

Part 4: Procedures and Routines - 55 minutes * How to have students follow classroom procedures

Part 5: Cooperative Learning and Culture - 47 minutes * How to prepare your students for tomorrow's world

Part 6: Lesson Mastery - 33 minutes * How to increase student learning and achievement

Part 7: The Professional Educator - 41 minutes * How to become a professional

Part 8: Positive Expectations - 20 minutes * How to increase positive student behavior

Although the tapes are expensive for the average teacher, it's an investment well worth the cost for your education board or district.

One of our superintendents at the Thames Valley District School Board (Gerry Treble) ordered them, and their popularity with teachers over the summer was incredible!

 

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References To Harry Wong’s Interview

Classroom Management – Discipline and Behaviour Problems

1.  PowerPoint Procedures (Nov/Dec 2004)
2.  Your First Day (Jun 2000)
3.  The Power of Procedures (Feb 2005)
4.  How a Good University Can Help You (Sep 2001)
5.  A Successful First Day Is No Secret (Sep 2005)
6.  His Classroom Is a Real Life Office (Mar 2005)
7.  The Saints of Education (Oct 2004)
8.  Students Want a Sense of Direction (Feb 2007)
9.   Classroom Management Applies to All Teachers (Mar 2007)
10. How Procedures Saved a Teacher's Life (Sep 2004)
11. Van Gogh in Nine Hours (Dec 2001)
12. Dispensing Materials in Fifteen Seconds (Sept 2002)
13. How to Start a Class Effectively (Oct 2000)
14. A Most Effective School (Jan 2002)
15. First Day of School Script - in Spanish, Too! (Aug 2007)

Improving Student Learning

1.  They're Eager to Do the Assignments (Apr 2006)
2.  Assessing Student Progress with a Rubric (Oct 2006)
3.  How to Write a Rubric (Nov 2006)
4.  Students Want a Sense of Direction (Feb 2007)
5.  The Effective Teacher Adapts (Feb 2004)
6.  A 92 Percent Homework Turn-in Rate (Sep 2006)
7.  Alberta Assessment Consortium (AAC)  www.aac.ab.ca

 

At Risk Students and Students With ADD, ADHD and other Special Education Challenges

1.  The Saints of Education (Oct 2004)
2.  The Success of Special Ed Teachers (Mar 2006)

 

The Mentoring Process

1.  How To Help New Teachers  www.newteacher.com 
2.  Improving Student Achievement Is Very Simple (Part 1) (May 2005)
3.  Improving Student Achievement Is Very Simple (Part 2) (Jun 2005)
4.  Training Gen Y Teachers for Maximum Effectiveness (Apr 2007)

Final Comments

1.  Students Want a Sense of Direction (Feb 2007)
2.  Classroom Management Applies to All Teachers (Mar 2007)
3.  The First Five Minutes Are Critical (Nov 2000)
4.  The Effective Teacher Thinks (Nov 2001)
5.  A Stress Free Teacher (Feb 2002)
6.  Effective Practices Apply to All Teachers (Oct 2002)
7.  A Class Size of 500 (Nov 2002)
8.  His Students are All Certified (May 2004)
9.  PowerPoint Procedures (Nov/Dec 2004)
10. The Power of Procedures (Feb 2005)
11. His Classroom Is a Real Life Office (Mar 2005)
12. Hitting the Bulls Eye as a Beginning Teacher (May 2006)
13. Assessing Student Progress with a Rubric (Oct 2006)
14. How to Write a Rubric (Nov 2006)
15. Rubrics in Two College Classes (Dec 2006/Jan 2007)
16.  www.ClassroomManagement.com

 

The Value And Dignity Of The Teaching Profession

1.  The Miracle of Teachers (Jan 2001)
2.  What Teachers Have Accomplished (Feb 2006)

Here is a list of no cost teacher resources I have created that I think you’ll find useful:

1. The Teaching Tips Machine Newsletter
http://www.TeachingTipsMachine.com       - receive a new teaching tip each and every week…just like a well-oiled teaching machine

2. Classroom Management eCourse
http://www.Classroom-Management-Tips.com     – this 5-part ecourse will teach you step-by-step how to effectively apply
proactive classroom management strategies.

3. A FREE report on a Sure-Fire, Easy to Use Strategy To Take Control
In Your Classroom And Put An End To Constant Fights And Arguments!
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Best Wishes,

Marjan Glavac
http://www.TheBusyEducator.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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