You Can’t Teach Until Everyone Is Listening
Six Simple Steps to Preventing Disorder, Disruption, and General Mayhem
- Marilyn L. Page - Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
Foreword by Bruce A. Marlowe
Behaviour Management | Student Engagement & Motivation
This user-friendly, how-to book presents "six simple steps" for effective classroom management distilled from Marilyn Page's extensive field testing with preservice, novice, and experienced teachers in classrooms across the country. The author's no-nonsense, accessible plan provides clear guidelines for establishing a positive classroom environment to minimize classroom disruptions from the very first day of school. Vignettes from a cross-section of schools—inner city, rural, diverse, large, and small—introduce a variety of contexts, teachers, schools, students, and issues and provide valuable lessons for all educators.
This concise guide shows teachers how to prevent misbehaviors—rather than react to them—and emphasizes the importance of:
- Establishing your role as a proactive classroom facilitator
- Creating a safe environment for learning
- Establishing a relationship of trust with your students
You Can't Teach Until Everyone is Listening is meant to strengthen every teacher's confidence and effectiveness in creating positive and productive classrooms and helping students to grow and learn to their greatest potential.
"Page's book is a jewel and of real benefit to the experienced or beginning teacher. Her advice is wise, sound, realistic, and very practical, and the book's main thesis should serve as a focal point of teacher preparation programs."
"Management isn't magic—it can be mastered. Page's commonsense strategies are sound in practice and needed by teachers in the field."
"Discusses the practical and easy steps to classroom discipline. This wonderful book distills much of what I spend time trying to teach the new teachers I mentor."
"Covers the fundamentals sometimes overlooked or learned the hard way. Although it is great for student teachers and mentoring of beginning teachers, it is also appropriate for seasoned teachers."
"A lot of books about classroom management exist, but many of those just offer utopian solutions that do not work in real classrooms. This book provides very solid examples and detailed practices that will not only inspire and prepare new teachers, but also help veteran teachers increase their effectiveness. A must-have reference for all teachers.”
"Page is a breath of fresh air, reminding us that the soul of teaching is working with kids. This handbook provides a perfect blend of practical advice, research, modeling, and examples to rethink what happens and what needs to happen in classrooms."
"Offers six steps for more effecitve classroom management and comes from a teacher who uses years of research and experience to support the presentation of these steps. From establishing a foundation as a classroom leader to building student trust and encouraging cooperative behavior patterns, this book is a top pick."