Managing the Classroom: Creating a Culture for Middle and Secondary Teaching and Learning

Author(s): Billie J Enz, Connie J Honaker, Sharon A Kortman

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2008

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Planning a classroom is an overwhelming task for a teacher. Managing the Classroom guides teachers through the full school year's tasks and responsibilities. This book provides research-based best practices with useful information, resources and great tips for successful teaching. The topics included in this book parallel the responsibilities of teachers as they progress through the year.

 Pre-service and in-service teachers will both benefit from the user-friendly graphs, charts and forms used throughout the book and available in reproducible format with the accompanying CD.

View the table of contents for all of the topics that are covered.

This book is also available in a version for early childhood and elementary teachers: Managing the Classroom: Creating a Culture for Primary and Elementary Teaching and Learning.

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About the Authors

1. What is Management of Teaching?

The Diverse Role of Teaching
         Professionalism with Students
         Professionalism with Parents
         Professionalism within the School
    Teaching Standards in Practice
    Common Vocabulary
    Questions for Reflection
    Knowing the Community
    District and School Contacts
    School-wide Policies and Procedures
         Faculty Handbook
         Mentor Assignment
         District/School Discipline Code
         Organizational and Curriculum Planning
         The Long-Term Planning Realities
         Questions for Reflection

2. Management: Managing the Classroom Culture

Organization of the Learning Environment
    Classroom Set-up
         Classroom Design
         Wall Space and Bulletin Boards
         Determining Classroom Equipment and Materials
         Planning System
         Record Keeping
         Time Management
         Student Responsibilities
         Substitute Plan
         Preparing to be a Substitute
    An Effective Start
         How Do You Plan to Dress?
         How Do You Plan to Welcome Your Students?
         How Do You Plan to Assign Seating?
         How Do You Plan to Introduce Yourself?
         How Do You Plan to Begin to Know Your Students?
         What Do You Plan to Teach?
         Questions for Reflection
Student Behavior
    Management Models
    The Discipline/Management Continuum
    The Array Management Model
    Understanding Student Personality and Interaction Styles
    Teaching Styles
    Proactive Management
         Establishing Procedures and Routines
         Positive Reinforcement
         Student Motivation
    Corrective Management
         Replacement Behaviors
         Logical and Natural Consequences
         Notice the Differences: Negative and Positive Consequences
         Redirection to Positive Choices
         Analyzing Patterns of Behavior
         Case Studies
         Questions to Consider
    Comprehensive Plan
    Questions for Reflection

3. Instructional Design and Instruction: Managing Student Learning

Lesson Planning
    Planning for Effective Instruction
         Knowledge of Students
         Knowledge of Content
         Knowledge of Materials
         Knowledge of Lesson Presentation
         Knowledge of Instructional Strategies
         Knowledge of Student Assessment
    Sustained Silent Planning Time
    Long-Term Curriculum Mapping, Monthly Overviews, Weekly Overviews and Daily lans
        Direct Instruction Lesson Plan
         Five E's Lesson Format
    Curriculum Integration
         Know, Want to Learn, Learned
         Topic Web
    Time for Reflection
    Questions for Reflection
    Student Engagement
         Effective Instructional Strategies
         Teacher Behaviors Leading to Student Success
         Differentiating for Students in Special Education
         A Brief Overview of Special Education
         Differentiating for English Language Learners
    Instructional Resources and Technology
    Questions for Reflection

4. Assessment: Managing Student Progress

Establishing a Comprehensive Assessment System
    Evaluating Student Learning
    Types of Measures and Assessments
         Formative and Summative Assessments
         On-Demand Assessment
         Ongoing Assessment
    Determining What to Assess
    Assessing What Students Have Learned
    Assessment in Action
         Computer-Assisted Instruction and Assessment
         Rubric Assessment through Peer Editing
         Student Learning Contracts
         Questions for Reflection
Record Keeping
    Report Cards
    Teacher and Student Conferences
         Selecting Student Work
         Portfolio Evaluation System
         Questions for Reflection

5. Collaboration: Managing Communications

Parent Interactions
    Welcoming Classroom Events
         Back to School
         Open House
    Parent Volunteers
    Ongoing Contacts
         First Day Communique
         Phone/E-mail Logs
         Questions for Reflection
Collegial Relationships
    School Community
         Support from and Accountability to Administration
         Partnering with a Mentor
         Expectations Beyond the Classroom
    Support Personnel
         School or District Personnel
         Educational Support Teams
         Questions for Reflection

6. Professional Development: Managing Reflective Growth

Teacher Self-Management
    Know Yourself
         The Array Interaction Model
         Teacher Scenarios
    Identifying and Modifying Stress
         Energy Drains
         Proactive Planning
         Identifying Needs
         Building Energy Gains
         Warning Signs
         Stress Relievers
A Purposeful Closure
    Until the Last Bell Rings
         Special Learning Projects
         Student Reflections
         Closure with Students
         Closure with Parents
    Until the Key is Turned In
         Closing Down Your Classroom
         Closure with Colleagues
    Reflections: Identifying Professional and Personal Goals
    Questions for Reflection


Billie J Enz

Billie J. Enz (Ph.D. Elementary Education) is the Associate Dean of the School of Educational Innovation and Teacher Preparation at Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus. Dr. Enz has authored several books on new teacher development and mentor training, including: The Student Teaching Experience: A Developmental Approach, Coaching the Student Teacher: A Developmental Approach, Blue Print for Teaching and Life Cycle of the Career Teacher. Dr. Enz is a member of the Early Childhood faculty, and teaches language and literacy courses. She has numerous articles and texts in this area, including Teaching Language and Literacy: From Preschool to the Elementary Grades and Helping Young Children Learn Language and Literacy: From Birth through Preschool.

Connie J Honaker

Connie J. Honaker (M.Ed English and Educational Leadership) has taught at all levels. She has also served in various administrative roles. Connie takes special pride in being the founding principal of a large comprehensive high school. She is the recipient of the Arizona Distinguished Administrator of the Year Award from the Arizona School Administrators Association. She has collaborated to establish partnerships with school districts to bring induction and mentoring to educators within their districts. These roles have given her insight into the needs of teachers and administrators. This has prepared her for her authorships and current work as instructor and field experiences coordinator at Boise State University.

Sharon A Kortman

Sharon A. Kortman (Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction) is Director of Beginning Educator Support Team (BEST) in the College of Education, Arizona State University, and an inductee in ASU's Hall of Fame. Dr. Kortman's research and consulting emphases are directly related to her leadership in university/district partnerships, locally and nationally, providing comprehensive support, training, and resources in teacher induction, mentoring and coaching, teaching standards, and shared administrative leadership. Dr. Kortman is co-author of The BEST Beginning Teacher Experience: A Framework for Professional Development, The BEST Mentoring Experience: A Framework for Professional Development, The BEST Standards in Teaching, and a series of other publications supporting teachers and teacher-leaders through their professional growth.

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