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Best Practice In Motivation and Management in the Classroom, Third Edition
Wiseman, Dennis G., Ph.D. and Gilbert H. Hunt, Ph.D.
Charles C. Thomas, Publishers / Softcover / 2013-10-01 / 0398087709
price: $62.50 (may be subject to change)
344 pages
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Having the ability to manage the learning environment, motivate students in the environment, and offer instruction that itself is motivating and which contributes to students learning what they need to learn and acquiring skills they need to acquire characterizes effective teachers. To meet these expectations, teachers need highly developed skills as instructional specialists, motivators, managers, and problem solvers. This new and expanded edition offers practical information for beginning as well as veteran teachers to become more knowledgeable, skilled, and effective in their work. Through study, application of what has been studied, and analysis and evaluation of the end result of this application, teachers who care to improve can improve. The text provides a specific context and focus for this active learning in areas of management and motivation. Additional sections discuss: understanding motivation and motivating environments, creating a managed environment with models and theories of management, best practice in teaching, creating and maintaining safe learning environments, responding to student motivation and behavior problems, and case studies for analysis in student motivation and classroom management. The text reviews appropriate strategies when responding to specific types of student misbehavior and also discusses zero tolerance policies, bullying, expulsion, teaching special students, addressing diversity, violence, school uniforms, and drug abuse as related to management and motivation. It is highlighted with supporting examples, question and activity sections by chapter, a helpful glossary, and 29 additional tables. This third edition continues to be an invaluable resource for teachers, student teachers, special educators, and school administrators in providing guidance, practical recommendations, and insight into developing sound management and motivation in the classroom.


1. Motivation and Management: Two Sides to the Same Coin
The Interrelatedness of Motivation and Management
Establishing a Common Language for Understanding Motivation and Management
Best Practice in Motivation and Management
The Teacher as a Motivator
The Teacher as a Manager
The Teacher as a Reflective Practitioner
The Model for Reflection and Inquiry
Classroom Problems Analysis
Questions/Activities for Reflection
2. Understanding Motivation and Motivating Environments
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
Behaviorism and Motivation
Cognitive Theories of Motivation
Humanistic Views of Motivation
Factors That Affect Student Motivation
Locus of Control
Teacher Expectations
Goals — Learning and Performance
Questions/Activities for Reflection
3. Creating a Managed Environment: Models and Theories of Classroom Management
Management Models and Theories
Jacob Kounin’s Theories
Rudolf Dreikurs’ Theories
William Glasser’s Theories
Haim Ginott’s Theories
Fred Jones’ Theories
Thomas Gordon’s Theories
Lee Canter’s Theories
B.F. Skinner’s Theories
David and Roger Johnson’s Theories
Alfie Kohn’s Theories
Selecting Management Models
Questions/Activities for Reflection
4. Best Practice in Teaching for Best Practice in Student Motivation and Classroom Management
Establishing a Foundation for Best Teaching Practice
Lesson Clarity
Instructional Variety
Teacher Task Orientation
Engagement in the Learning Process
Student Success Rate
Early Research on Best Teaching Practice
Task-Oriented and/or Business-Like Behavior
Student Opportunity to Learn Criterion Material
Use of Student Ideas and General Indirectness
Use of Structuring Comments
Types of Questions
Probing Behaviors
Level of Difficulty of Instruction
More Current Research on Best Teaching Practice
Teacher Beliefs and Behaviors
Analyzing Classrooms for Best Practice in Teaching
Rating Scale for Teacher Effectiveness
System for the Analysis of Teaching Practices
Scoring Your Analysis
Questions/Activities for Reflection
5. Creating and Maintaining Safe Learning Environments
Addressing School Violence
Bullying: A Frequent Cause of Violence
Illegal Drugs in Schools
Specific Prevention Methods
School Uniforms
Zero Tolerance
Safe Environments for Exceptional Students
Addressing Diversity
The First Year of Teaching
Teacher Stress
Questions/Activities for Reflection
6. Responding to Student Motivation and Behavior Problems
Teacher Reactions to Student Misconduct
The Proactive Teacher
Addressing Specific Management Problems
Working with Inattention Problems
Disruptive Talking
Working with Disruptive Talking Problems
Working with Attention-Seeking Problems
Chronic Avoidance of Work
Working with Chronic Avoidance of Work Problems
Working with Dishonesty Problems
Working with Unruliness Problems
Working with Defiance Problems
Working with Aggression Problems
Applying the Model for Reflection and Inquiry
Questions/Activities for Reflection
7. Case Studies for Analysis in Student Motivation and Classroom Management
The Model for Reflection and Inquiry
Guiding Questions for Student Motivation and Management Problem Analysis
Inattention (Primary-Elementary Grades)
Suki’s Inattention
Inattention (Middle-Secondary Grades)
Javier’s Inattention
Disruptive Talking (Primary-Elementary Grades)
Sierra’s Disruptive Talking
Disruptive Talking (Middle-Secondary Grades)
Kelli’s Disruptive Talking
Attention-Seeking (Primary-Elementary Grades)
Bridget’s Attention-Seeking
Attention-Seeking (Middle-Secondary Grades)
Jennifer’s Attention-Seeking
Chronic Avoidance of Work (Primary-Elementary Grades)
Tabitha’s Chronic Avoidance of Work
Chronic Avoidance of Work (Middle-Secondary Grades)
Jay’s Chronic Avoidance of Work
Dishonesty (Primary-Elementary Grades)
Thom’s Dishonesty
Dishonesty (Middle-Secondary Grades)
Shekiah’s Dishonest
Unruliness (Primary-Elementary Grades)
Billy’s Unruliness
Unruliness (Middle-Secondary Grades)
Kendrick’s Unruliness
Defiance (Primary-Elementary Grades)
Maggie’s Defiance
Defiance (Middle-Secondary Grades)
Eric’s Defiance
Aggression (Primary-Elementary Grades)
Julian’s Aggression
Aggression (Middle-Secondary Grades)
Sebastian’s Aggression
Bullying (Primary-Elementary Grades)
Jose’s Bullying Problem
Bullying (Middle-Secondary Grades)
Keith’s Bullying Problem
Glossary 291
References 305
Index 325

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