If you teach, you will have discipline problems. In fact, discipline problems in today’s secondary classrooms are so prevalent and disruptive that in survey after survey teachers report that their frustrations with discipline issues are the most unpleasant part of their profession.
The failure to manage a classroom successfully is often the reason that even the most dedicated teachers leave education for a less stressful career.
If you are a teacher who has faced challenging and discouraging discipline problems, the second edition of Discipline Survival Guide for the Secondary Teacher has been written specifically for you. You will find valuable, classroom-tested advice on how to adopt a comprehensive approach to discipline as you work to create a positive classroom environment.
You will learn how to help your students become self-disciplined, goal-oriented, successful learners as you hone your skills and enhance your charisma as a classroom leader.
Each section of Discipline Survival Guide for the Secondary Teacher offers a variety of sound ideas and teaching tools designed to enable you to apply the most up-to-date theories and research about crucial topics such as student motivation, classroom management systems, teacher-student relationships, effective instructional techniques, student safety, and the importance of high expectations.
This book also provides workable suggestions about how to prevent discipline issues from disrupting the learning climate in your classroom. As you work through each section, you will also find reproducible activities for your students, forms to help you efficiently organize your school day, and opportunities to reflect on your strengths as an educator. The realistic support and invaluable guidance within each section will enable you to create an orderly, positive, productive classroom where all of your students can learn and succeed."
Section Titles for Discipline Survival Guide for the Secondary Teacher, Second Edition
I. Successful Discipline Rests with You
II. Adopt a Comprehensive Approach for a Successful Discipline Climate
III. Cultivate Your Role as a Classroom Leader
IV. Establish a Positive Classroom Environment
V. Promote Self-Discipline
VI. Use Classroom Management Systems
VII. Create and Maintain a Partnership with Students’ Families
VIII. Establish a Cooperative Classroom Climate
IX. Maintain Order with Effective Instruction
X. Motivate Students to Perform Well
XI. Prevent Discipline Problems
XII. Cope Successfully with Discipline Problems Once They Occur