Responsible Classroom Management, Grades 6–12
A Schoolwide Plan
- J. Allen Queen - University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
- Bob Algozzine - University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
- responsibility is taught and incorporated instructionally within a warm and inviting classroom
- standards, guidelines and expected behaviors replace rigid school and classroom rule
- consequences are used to teach students to self-correct inappropriate behaviors and assume responsibility for their actions.
"Responsible Classroom Management is not a one-time shot or pill that will cure discipline problems. It is a valuable, student-centered resource that gives your school direction, information, and the necessary research to build a plan that will benefit you and your students. It is a proven strategy that is currently successful and has sound principles."
"A valuable resource to any staff creating a schoolwide or districtwide plan for developing responsible student behavior. The book provides the necessary research data, planning steps, and resources to help any staff develop and personalize a plan, based on their own unique school and student characteristics."
"This book goes into great detail on how to establish a schoolwide discipline program and the step-by-step process for introduction and implementation. Involving students and parents are key elements outlined in the book for ownership in the program. I would recommend this book for any school, administrator, or teacher seeking ways to improve schoolwide discipline and effective classroom management."
"Kudos to J. Allen Queen and Bob Algozzine who continue to provide up-to-date guidance to school teachers and administrators who work in the ever-changing and challenging field of teaching and learning. The RCM Plan is full of practical and commonsense strategies that will yield long-term skills for both teachers and students as they practice using positives to address behaviors that negatively impact teaching related to student learning and behavior."
"I have used the RCM schoolwide behavior plan in an elementary school and two middle schools. The RCM plan has been a major part of positively changing the overall culture in each school. Office referrals and suspensions decreased dramatically. The RCM plan is effective because it is straightforward and easy for staff, students, and parents to understand and, most important, to buy into. Staff members appreciate the research and the paradigm of modeling responsibility. Students identify with the emphasis placed on becoming more responsible and the use of logical consequences."
"As a high school administrator, I was in charge of overseeing our schoolwide discipline program. Teachers and staff chose the RCM plan after studying several options. Dr. Queen trained our staff and provided support throughout our implementation. Our discipline referrals were reduced by approximately 50% by the end of the first nine weeks. I can attest to the success of the program. This book provides an excellent road map for implementing the RCM program. A school could use this book for staff development or as a PLC focus and be more than prepared for implementation. I would recommend this book for any school seeking a schoolwide discipline plan with consistency and manageable consequences for student behavior."
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