1-2-3 Magic for Teachers: Effective Classroom Discipline Pre-K through Grade 8
Do you feel like you're at your wits end with your uncontrollable classroom? If the answer is yes, then this is definitely worth reading. The authors clearly lay out their 1-2-3 discipline program for controlling undesirable behavior, encouraging good behavior, and maintaining healthy relationships with your students. It is a well-written book with many useful scenarios on how to react to your students. The authors explain the importance of praise in addition to discipline and explain the difference between "Stop" and "Start" behavior. Also useful are the sections of the book suggesting how to build good relationships with all of your students, on how to use this program with special needs students, and on how to garner support from the administration. - reviewed by Marguarite Markley at goodreads.com
Offering advice for teachers eager to develop better discipline in the classroom, this guide provides practical methods for eliminating disruptive behavior, encouraging productive work habits, and communicating with parents. Clear lessons and straightforward language reveal how to measure discipline in a classroom environment, as well as how to handle difficult situations, such as transition times, assemblies, lunchtime, and field trips. A separate chapter for school administrators explains how to support classroom teachers in creating discipline and how to evaluate those teachers.