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Designing Effective Classroom Management

By: Jason E. Harlacher

Foreword by: Robert J. Marzano

With this practical, step-by-step guide, teachers and school administrators will uncover five components that help improve student achievement and decrease classroom problems.

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Designing Effective Classroom Management

Discover the components of proactive classroom management. With this practical, step-by-step guide, teachers and school administrators will uncover five components that help improve student achievement and decrease classroom problems. Create clear expectations and rules, establish procedures and structure, reinforce expectations, actively engage students, and manage misbehavior. Learn how to develop individualized behavior plans to help students who continue to struggle.

  • Examine the five research-based components of effective classroom management.
  • Understand the theoretical principles that support why a proactive approach to student misbehavior is more effective than a reactive approach.
  • Learn different ways to clearly identify classroom expectations.
  • Explore different kinds of student rewards and how to use them.
  • Review reproducible checklists and templates that can help teachers analyze classroom layouts, lesson plans, and strategies.

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Product Code: BKL029

ISBN: 9780990345855

Page Count: 168

“Jason E. Harlacher summarizes forty years of behavioral research in an accessible and practical text that provides guidance not only for what to do, but why it should be effective. Readers will find useful information emphasizing the prevention of problem behavior and design of effective instruction, as well as specific suggestions for how to organize responses to problem behavior. This text should make teachers more effective and students more successful.”

Robert Horner, Alumni-Knight Professor, department of special education and clinical sciences, University of Oregon

Designing Effective Classroom Management provides an instructional guide for teachers and school-level administrators that is grounded in research, yet delivered in a user-friendly format with reproducible forms. This practical book aims to guide educators in designing effective classrooms to enhance student achievement and develop effective classroom management strategies aligned within the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. Dr. Harlacher unpacks research-based strategies and provides guidance for educators that includes comprehension questions so this book can be used in a variety of formats for pre-service and in-service learning!”

Heather Peshak George, associate professor, department of child and family studies, University of South Florida

Designing Effective Classroom Management contains all the information needed for a teacher to be effective in classroom management.”

Todd Haydon, associate professor, Special Education Program, University of Cincinnati

“If you want to enhance your students academic achievement and social behavior competence, then you need to get a copy of Jason Harlachers book, Designing Effective Classroom Management. Jason integrates academic and classroom management practices that are solidly grounded in the behavioral sciences and are empirically tested in classrooms. Equally important, he offers clear descriptions of implementation in actual classroom settings and situations. I particularly like the deliberate integration of explicit academic and behavior instruction. Finally, throughout the book, the importance of data-based decision making is stressed. Without information about learning progress and teaching implementation, classroom management is likely to be inefficient and ineffective. Improve your teaching and your students learning by adopting the practices in this book.”

George Sugai, professor, special education, University of Connecticut


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