Classroom Management for Effective Teachers: How to stop reacting & start delivering smart lesson plans that captivate & inspire - Active learning strategies for elementary & middle school students
Are you struggling to be an effective teacher?
Do your kids walk all over you, turning your classroom into a chaotic whirlwind of chatter?
Are you frustrated to tears whenever your lesson plan devolves into a free-for-all, where the focus and discipline of your students is replaced with a cacophony of pandemonium?
The truth is, the majority of new educators have faced similar challenges with classroom disruption and low student motivation.
You'd like to be friendly with your class. But you can't let the kids walk all over you.
You want your kids to work as a team and engage with the subject matter. But you need them to stick to the plan and put in the work.
There must be some way to harmonize these tensions... Some way to lead your class with the conviction of a general, but the gentleness of a scholar.
The solution lies in understanding the problem with a conventional approach to classroom management—which calls upon the teacher to encourage good behavior and tamp down bad behavior via a system of rewards and punishments. Recent research indicates that teachers who enable their kids to take control of their own academic destiny (i.e. teachers who cultivate an environment in which autonomy and self-regulation thrive), can bring about more positive outcomes for their students.
THIS BOOK WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE TEACHER.
We'll bypass the outdated pedagogy and present some actionable strategies (in clear and straightforward terms) that will revolutionize the way you view classroom dynamics and create a learning environment where every student thrives.
You will learn:
How to keep your class in line using effective discipline techniques that don't rely on bribery or punishment.
How to utilize active learning methods to promote student agency and incite your kids to work autonomously.
How to prevent your classroom from becoming a carnival. Instead, transforming it into an orderly place of learning.
How to enliven your kids with the spark of curiosity—that mysterious force that fuels the forces of intrinsic motivation within us all.
How to manage your slower learners, enabling them to excel without sacrificing the progress of your more advanced students.
How to handle the class bully and prevent your classroom discourse from devolving into brutal teasing.
And, how to get the parents on your side, turning them into aids (instead of obstacles) on their child's learning journey.
The first 12 years of a child's life are crucial to her development. These are the years during which the stimuli she receives will shape her neural pathways—molding her personality and values in profound ways, setting the foundation for her future life trajectory.
As teachers, we have the privilege and responsibility to make a positive contribution to the evolution that takes place during this formative phase.
If you seek to take control of your classroom and create a lasting impact upon the kids who walk through its doors, then let this book be your guide on the road to becoming the most effective teacher in the school.