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Elementary Classroom Management
A Student-Centered Approach to Leading and Learning



November 2008 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

A student-centered classroom management approach that guides elementary teachers in leading their students and managing the classroom

Elementary Classroom Management: A Student-Centered Approach to Leading and Learning provides the information and resources that teachers need to design a classroom management system that incorporates the principles of autonomy, belonging, competency, democracy, and motivation. This text includes stories, strategies, research, and reflection tools to help teachers effectively manage the spaces, procedures, and pedagogy of the classroom environment.

Key Features

  • Stimulates teachers to reflect on the needs and motivations of their students
  • Offers a "right question" rather than a "right answer" approach to help teachers design their own unique classroom management programs
  • Provides real stories, case studies, and letters from master teachers to help readers construct environments that meet the needs of all students

Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries!

  • An Instructor Resource on CD includes video clips with discussion questions, PowerPoint slides, a test bank, and much more. Qualified instructors can request a copy by contacting SAGE Customer Care at 800-818-SAGE (7243) from 6 am–5 pm, PT.
  • Student study site at http://www.sagepub.com/kwilliamsstudy provides video clips, quizzes, flashcards, Web resources, and much more.


Questions for the author? 

Contact Kerry Curtiss Williams at kewilli2@wsc.edu


 
SECTION ONE: A VISION FOR CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
 
1. Autonomy, Belonging, and Competency for Children
 
2. Creating Democratic Communities
 
3. Motivation and Classroom Management
 
SECTION TWO: STRUCTURES AND TOOLS FOR CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
 
4. Pedagogical Structures For Managing Learning
 
5. Creating Thinking Classrooms
 
6. Leading and Learning With a Whole Group of Students
 
SECTION THREE: CREATING CLASSROOMS THAT MEET THE NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS
 
7. Recognizing, Accommodating, and Advocating for Children With Special Needs
 
8. Language and Literature as Classroom Management Tools
 
9. Asking Students, Parents, and School Resources for Help
 
SECTION FOUR: MAKING A CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT PLAN YOUR OWN INSIDE AND OUTSIDE
 
10. Creating a Classroom Arrangement that Promotes Autonomy, Belonging, and Competency
 
11. Managing Beyond the Boundaries of the Classroom
 
12. Making the Classroom Your Own: A Beginning

I have searched a very long time to find a textbook that would support preservice teachers' understandings of classroom management as the development of a democratic community, and this textbook is that and much more! The online video clips are an excellent resource, and my students' feedback has been so positive regarding the "reader-friendly" text. The topics are organized in a manner that fit well together, too. I use this book as a primary text in the general elementary methods course that I teach, and it is a resource/recommended text in ALL of the methods courses and student teaching. It is a high-quality, well-written guide for all teachers!

Mrs Denice Williams
Education Division, Indiana University - East
February 1, 2013

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