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Books for Managing Mayhem

Sep 19, 2014 3:19pm

Share a book that discusses a game-changing philosophy for keeping students focused on learning. Even better: point out a particular chapter that grabbed your attention.

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  • Pre K-12
  • Behavior / Class Culture / Collaboration / Engagement / Planning


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    • Sep 20, 2014 10:04am

      Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov is a great resource!

      • Sep 21, 2014 11:27am

        I recommend Teach Like A Pirate by Dave Burgess. Practical, energizing ways to motivate student learning. Also follow him on Twitter @burgessdave and at the Teach Like A Pirate chat #tlap

        • Sep 29, 2014 8:39am

          Okay... I have a few and all of them speak to the importance of a universally designed classroom and learning environment for students. The UDL framework requires a philosophical shift, but one that empowers students and teachers to truly believe that every child is capable of accessing rigorous curriculum when it's designed with intention and all students in mind.

          Some great UDL reads:

          UDL Theory and Practice: Anne Meyer et, al.
          Design and Deliver, by Loui Lord Nelson
          UDL Practical Applications, Tracy Hall et, al.
          UDL Now! by Katie Novak (me! if you read and have any questions, you can contact me directly for support)

          • Sep 22, 2014 12:19pm

            Brian Fuchs: Discipline Without Stress Punishments or Rewards (2nd Edition Revised): How Teachers and Parents Promote Responsibility & Learning by Dr. Marvin Marshall, Piper Press
            Allows students to reflect on their behavior without punishment!

            • Sep 25, 2014 8:09pm

              When it comes to shifting the heavy lifting to the students, I recommend Robyn Jackson's "Never Work Harder than Your Students." It is a great resource on becoming a master teacher. I recommend it to all new and veteran teachers.

              • Oct 1, 2014 4:52am

                My absolute favorite book on teaching is "Teach Like a Champion." There are so many techniques that ensure a minimal amount of mayhem. In particular check out Chapter 6, Managing High Behavioral Expectations.