One Minute Discipline by Arnie Bianco
|Title||One Minute Discipline|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons|
|Language||English, Spanish, and French|
For classroom teachers at all levels, here is a unique collectionof practical, proven-effective techniques and ready-to-use toolsfor managing classroom behavior and creating the positiveenvironment that students and teachers need to promote learning. Each classroom-tested strategy is presented in a simple-to-useformat for quick reference that shows: What the technique or ideais, Why you need it, and How to make it work. Plus, the techniquesare complemented by support ideas, time-saving reproducible forms,lively illustrations, and interesting, reproducible quote aboutteaching. For easy to use, it s all printed in a big, 8-1/2" x 11" lay-flatformat for easy photocopying and its organized into 10 sections: PHILOSOPHY provides a philosophical framework for thestrategies presented in the book, such as "The Three C s ofTeaching." KNOW YOU "CLIENTS" features activities and surveys,including "Icebreaker: Backpack Introductions" and the "studentSurvey," to help you learn about your students and theirneeds. HOME AND SCHOOL gives you support ideas and reproducibleforms for improving the home school connection, such as"Newsletters" and "Parent Homework Letter." THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL offers tops and ready-to-usetools for getting the school year off to a positive start,including "Classroom Rules Checklist" and "Classroom WelcomeSign." VOCABULARY presents effective techniques for modifyingstudent behavior, such as "Grandma s Law," which motivates studentswith a payoff ("desert") for completing a task. TECHNIQUE, STRATEGIES, AND GOOD IDEAS is packed witheasy-to-use ideas, including "Noise Level Control" and "One-MinuteCorrection," for solving discipline problems. TEACHING SKILLS provides practical procedures thatenhance your teaching and decrease disruptive behavior, such as"Transition Time" to reduce the time spent between activities and a"Teacher Self-Assessment" to help you evaluate and improve yourteaching techniques. GREAT "LITTLE GEMS" offers a variety of helpfuldiscipline and teaching strategies. For example, "Token Economies"shows you how to use a pint system to reward good behavior. SURVIVAL SKILLS gives you invaluable ideas forconserving energy and relieving stress, such as "Crisis Management"and the "24-Hour Rule" for handling difficult situations. FORMS features time-saving, reproducible forms,including "Substitute Teacher Form," "Office Discipline Ticket,"and "Student/Teacher/Parent Action Contract." In short, One-Minute Discipline is a practical guideproviding effective, easy-to-implement approaches to the manyclassroom management and discipline challenges that teaches faceevery day.