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Responsible Classroom Management, Grades K–5

Responsible Classroom Management, Grades K–5
A Schoolwide Plan

August 2010 | 152 pages | Corwin
Allen Queen and Bob Algozzine's Responsible Classroom Management, Grades 6-12 provides head teachers and teachers with a nationally tested schoolwide discipline plan that emphasizes a team approach to discipline and management and teaches students to solve problems, self-correct behaviour, and develop an internal locus of control.

Rooted in humanist and cognitive psychology, the authors' practical model for Responsible Classroom Management (RCMPlan) for secondary levels is specifically designed for adolescents at various stages of development. The RCMPlan uses three key principles to demonstrate how schools can use behaviour support systems to promote good citizenship and develop responsible students who can live productively in a democratic and multicultural society:

- Responsibility is taught and incorporated instructionally within a warm and inviting classroom

- Standards, guidelines and expected behaviours replace rigid school and classroom rule

- Consequences are used to teach students to self-correct inappropriate behaviors and assume responsibility for their actions.

List of Tools
About the Authors
1. Understanding The RCMPlan™
The RCMPlan™

Becoming a Successful RCM Teacher

A Model for Improving Instruction and Behavior

An Invitation to Change: The RCMPlan™ Inventory

Looking Ahead

2. Teaching Students Responsibility Within Warm and Inviting Classrooms
The Original and Still Functional Correlates for Teaching Responsibility

Expecting Responsibility and Civility in the Classroom

Experimenting With Responsibility and Civility in the Classroom

Modeling Responsible Behavior

The Four Types of Inviting Teachers

Preparing to Modify Classroom Procedures

Student Roles and Additions to the Classroom

Group Activities

Looking Ahead

3. Standards, Guidelines, and Expected Behaviors
Why Rules Do Not Work With Elementary Children

Replacing Rules With School and Classroom Standards, Guidelines, and Expected Behaviors

Building School Guidelines for Outside the Classroom

Developing Classroom Guidelines

Teaching the Standards and Guidelines to Students

Looking Ahead

4. Using Consequences to Teach Responsibility
Using Logical Consequences Versus Punishment

Developing a Pool of Consequences for Selective Use in the Classroom

Consequences for More Serious Infractions: The Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Using ICU Effectively

Behavior Improvement Agreements (BIAs)

The DRC's Supervisory Process

A Sample of Grade-Specific Consequences

Group Activities

Looking Ahead

Resource A: The RCMPlan™ Principal's Guide
Resource B: The RCMPlan™ Toolbox

"The Responsible Classroom Management (RMC) plan really lets teachers teach and the principal serve as the instructional leader. RMC is a brilliant concept that has been tested nationally with results that have cut office referrals by as high as 80% and dropout rates by 50%. Now, principals and selective teachers can use this book with steps for implementation to prepare the entire faculty or even the district in this wonderful program that truly takes students from a stage of entitlement to a real-life world of being responsible for their own actions from day one."

Chris Lineberry, Principal
Harmon Elementary School, San Tan Valley, AZ

"This book goes into great detail on how to establish a schoolwide discipline program and the step-by-step process for introduction and implementation. Involving students and parents are key elements outlined in the book for ownership in the program. I would recommend this book for any school, administrator, or teacher seeking ways to improve schoolwide discipline and effective classroom management."

Jim R. Watson, Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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ISBN: 9781412973908