Web links: Classroom Management
Explore the list below for suggestions to useful web sites to accompany each chapter of Classroom Management.
Chapter 1: A Positive Learning Framework for Classroom Management
Website for Reclaiming Youth International, the home of the Circle of Courage® and Response Ability Pathways training.
Positive psychology resources from the Positive Psychology Centre based at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Search Institute researched young people and came up with forty developmental assets associated with healthy personal development.
Alfie Kohn’s website has articles that critique approaches to classroom management. This is a good site to be aware of as you begin to reflect on your assumptions and outcomes of education.
This website is full of resources for teachers. It also has excellent access to a range of classroom management theorists and a quiz to take to see what style or type of management you have in your classroom.
Chapter 2: Connecting with Students
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is an educational leadership organisation dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. At this site, you will find lots of links to some great organisations, publications and research. www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2002-04/uomcml040902.php
Schools that have classrooms where students get along with each other, pay attention and hand in assignments on time could be a key to reducing teenagers’ risk for violence, substance abuse, suicide and pregnancy, according to new findings from the largest survey ever conducted with adolescents in the USA.
This lists Australian resources tailored to teachers with a range of ideas about Indigenous education, using technology, professional development and so on.
Chapter 3: Frameworks to View Student Behaviour
Martin Seligman talks about psychology, what makes us happy, and positive interventions and skills of happiness.
In 2008, Geelong Grammar introduced Martin Seligman’s Positive Education program—this article gives an overview of the program and its implementation.
MindMatters is a national mental health initiative for secondary schools. MindMatters is a resource and professional development program supporting Australian secondary schools in promoting and protecting the mental health, social and emotional well-being of all the members of school communities.
Bonnie Benard’s website has resources, training and professional development in the field of prevention and resilience/youth development theory and policy.
The ResilienceNet Virtual Library is a collection of publications related to the resilience of children and families in the face of adversity.
Link to the report on the Mental Health of Young People in Australia—the child and adolescent component of the National Survey of Health and Well-being conducted in 2000.
The Scottish Executive has committed to instituting ‘regular major surveys of teachers’ and pupils’ experiences and perceptions of behaviour and discipline in schools’. This study represents the first of these surveys.
Chapter 4: Proactive Teacher Behaviours
Suggested activities to involve students in creating classroom rules and fun ideas for getting the year off to a good start.
Search anticipatory set lesson plans to find teacher-approved lessons by grade and rating.
Chapter 5: Developing Safe and Accountable Classrooms
Describes Tribes Learning Communities: safe and caring environments in which kids can do well.
Dr Kagan created simple ‘structures’ that allow teachers to guide the interaction of students. Kagan’s structures not only lead to greater cooperativeness; they have proven positive results in many areas, including greater academic achievement, improved ethnic relations, enhanced self-esteem, harmonious classroom climate and the development of social skills and character virtues.
The Cooperative Learning Center is a Research and Training Center focusing on how students should interact with each other as they learn and the skills needed to interact effectively. http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/PD/instr Instructional strategies determine the approach a teacher may take to achieve learning objectives. The site includes five categories of instructional strategies and explains these categories.
This site is full of ideas and articles to challenge your thinking as well as practical resources for classroom teaching. Most of the practical tips are from practising teachers. The articles section feature some good, wellknown contributors writing on tried and true topics.
Chapter 6: Re-engaging the Disengaged Learner
The Queensland Education Department Behaviour Management policy.
Some practical strategies and resources to assist teachers with classroom behaviour from the NSW Education Department.
Effective professional development resources for educators designed to teach and manage students who display the full range of problem behaviour; from Dr G Colvin.
Chapter 7: Cultural Competency and Classroom Management
This Commonwealth of Australia website has resources and information aimed at improving educational outcomes for Indigenous students. It promotes building awareness, forming partnerships and working systematically with Indigenous students and communities.
This is the official website for the national organisation promoting reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples and the broader Australian community.
This site is full of comprehensive and up-todate information on the health of Indigenous Australians.
Chapter 8: The Effective Teacher’s Learning Journey
This site looks at reflective teaching—what it is and how we reflect on our teaching, starting with our beliefs and assumptions.
This site provides information on how to implement a proactive approach to classroom management and prevent discipline problems.
www.kidsareworthit.com Barbara Coloroso’s site
www.tlc–sems.com Richard Curwin and Allen Mendler’s site
www.fredjones.com Frederic Jones’s site
www.MarvinMarshall.com; www.disciplinewithoutstress.com Marvin Marshall’s sites
www.realdiscipline.com Ronald Morrish’s site
www.effectiveteaching.com Harry and Rosemary Wong’s site
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