The author's no-nonsense, accessible plan provides clear guidelines for establishing a positive classroom environment to minimize classroom disruptions from the very first day of school. Vignettes from a cross-section of schools-inner city, rural, diverse, large, and small-introduce a variety of contexts, teachers, schools, students, and issues and provide valuable lessons for all educators.
This concise guide shows teachers how to prevent misbehaviors-rather than react to them-and emphasizes the importance of:
- Establishing your role as a proactive classroom facilitator
- Creating a safe environment for learning
- Establishing a relationship of trust with your students