Reclaim Your Challenging Classroom
Relationship-Based Behavior Management
- Alene H. Harris - Educational Consultant
- Justin D. Garwood - University of Vermont, USA
Teachers who excel at classroom management have students who are more engaged, less disruptive, and more likely to achieve academically. What can you do to confront behavior challenges, both in-person and virtually, and set your classroom on a positive course?
Reclaim Your Challenging Classroom guides new and veteran teachers alike in developing effective classroom management techniques, with a particular focus on students with emotional or behavioral disorders. Addressing six interrelated topics—student perceptions of you as teacher, room arrangement, classroom expectations, consequences to encourage appropriate behavior, student lesson engagement, and classroom community—this step-by-step guide empowers teachers to create a positive and effective learning environment that is grounded in the student-teacher relationship. Each chapter includes:
• Vignettes inspired by real classrooms and students
• Ideas and techniques for successfully addressing common problems
• A “What Research Tells Us” feature that relates current research findings to the effective management of inclusive classrooms
• Self-assessment inventories linked to each topic, plus more than 50 activities to guide teachers in applying key concepts and strategies in their own classroom
Now is the time to alter the course of your classroom! Effective, relationship-based behavior management keeps students on track and makes your classroom a better place to teach and to learn.
"If you are looking for practical ways to make lasting change in your classroom, this is the handbook for you! Reclaim Your Challenging Classroom contains numerous ideas that can be used by the individual teacher, team, or school to address the underlying issues of challenging behavior. This book includes self-assessment checklists and ready-to-go strategies every educator needs in the classroom. If you are struggling to teach due to behavior issues, reclaim your time now with this must-have classroom guidebook!"
"Where theory meets practical application, this is the book we’ve been waiting for! Relationships, relationships, relationships….we know they are critical for success in the classroom; however, this book goes a step further and shows us how. Educators of all levels will find useful information to make their classroom lives more successful. We need it, and our kids deserve it."
"Reclaim Your Classroom is a must-read for any educator hoping to reach all students. The scaffolding provided by the authors will help transform any classroom into a positive learning environment!"
"As a 22-year old elementary school teacher, I learned a lot about myself and my behavior management style while reading this book. Beginning the school year often feels rushed with the district-adopted curriculum. However, while reading and reflecting on the questions in Reclaim Your Challenging Classroom, I discovered that the key to having the smooth-running, academically-engaged classroom I want begins with having a well-thought-out behavior plan. There are so many takeaways from this book: I found myself writing down and bookmarking everything I want to try in the next school year with my students."
"If an educational professional wants to analyze and improve their classroom environment this book provides the theory behind actions to take and how to take those actions to effect change."
"Reclaiming Your Classroom: Relationship-Based Classroom Management is a must-read for any educator hoping to reach all students. The scaffolding provided by the authors will help transform any classroom into a positive learning environment!"
"In light of students all over the country experiencing interrupted formal instruction in a classroom setting as well as white supremacy and racism coming to the forefront of conversations, there is a need for teachers to rethink how we are re-entering our classrooms in instruction and classroom management.
This connection is not explicitly named, nor the premise of the book, but the need to reclaim and update systems in classrooms is absolutely relevant for all teachers but especially new teachers.
I feel that this book scratches the surface on relationship building, resetting and classroom management and could be used as a starting place before diving deeper."
"If you are looking for practical ways to make lasting change in your classroom, this is the handbook for you! Reclaiming Your Classroom has practical ideas that can be used for the individual teacher, team or school to address underlying issues of behavior that need to be addressed. This book has self assessment checklists and ready to go strategies the conscious educator needs in the classroom. If you are struggling to teach due to behavior issues, reclaim your time now with this must have classroom tool!"
"Where theory meets practical application, this is the book we’ve been waiting for! Relationships, relationships, relationships….we know it is critical for success in the classroom, however, this goes a step further and shows us how. Educators of all levels will find useful information to make their classroom lives more successful. We need it and our kids deserve it."