Problems that face teachers and educators today include the lack of a sound culture of teaching and learning in the classroom, the lack of student discipline and poor classroom management skills.
The revised edition of Classroom management presents a new and comprehensive approach to the ever-important subject of the teacher's task in the classroom and deals with a number of new and relevant topics, particularly in view of the demands made on teachers in the new South Africa.
This updated edition meets the needs of and new criteria for teacher education in classroom management, as set out in the Cotep document. It provides insight into the different approaches to classroom management, the knowledge and skills needed to manage the various aspects of the teaching-learning situation, and certain critical issues that modern-day teachers must be able to deal with.
The text is interesting, interactive and user-friendly, which makes it more accessible to both teachers and students.
Every student in the field of teacher training and educational studies as well as every teacher should own and use this book as a resource and a guide in their daily practice.
Part I: Classroom management in context
1 Classroom management: Nature and purpose
2 The classroom: Its components and characteristics
3 Classroom management: Styles, dimensions and principles
Part II: Management functions in the classroom
4 Classroom planning
5 Organisation: Who does what?
6 Effective leadership in the classroom
7 Controlling classroom events
8 Setting your own classroom policy
10 Effective communication skills in the classroom
11 Motivating your pupils
Part III: Elements of the teaching-learning situation
12 Arranging the classroom environment
13 Creating a positive classroom climate
14 Organising and conducting instruction
15 Organising pupil activities
16 Maintaining discipline and dealing with disruptive behaviour
17 Conflict management in the classroom
18 Handling teaching media effectively
19 Differentiated teaching
21 Classroom administration
22 Getting parents involved in classroom activities
23 Utilising time effectively
24 How to create positive interpersonal relationships in your classroom
25 How to manage yourself
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