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Classroom Management That Works

  • Title:Classroom Management That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Every Teacher
  • Author:Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. Pickering, Jana Marzano
  • Publication Date:September 2003
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9780871207937
  • Publisher:ASCD

It’s a fact that effectively managed classrooms can make a huge difference on students’ achievement gains--maybe as much as 20 percentile points. What hasn’t been clear is what teachers actually DO to create effectively managed classrooms. Now, here’s a book that draws from more than 100 studies of classroom management to explain the four most important general components of effective classroom management and their impact on student engagement and achievement.

Based on the concepts from ASCD’s best-seller, What Works in Schools:  Translating Research into Action, Marzano describes the action steps you need to take to establish rules and procedures, use effective disciplinary interventions, build positive student-teacher relationships, and develop a sound mental set to get you through the most difficult situations. Real classroom stories illustrate how to get every class off to a good start, involve students in classroom management, and develop effective schoolwide management policies.

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Author Bio

Dr. Robert J. Marzano is the cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Denver, Colorado. Throughout his forty years in the field of education, he has become a speaker, trainer, and author of more than thirty books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school intervention. His practical translations of the most current research and theory into classroom strategies are internationally known and widely practiced by both teachers and administrators.

Debra Pickering is a private consultant and director of staff development in Littleton Public Schools, Littleton, Colorado. During more than 25 years in education, she has gained practical experience as a classroom teacher and district staff development coordinator and has done extensive consulting with administrators and teachers, K-12. Her work in research and development centers on the study of learning and the development of curriculum, instruction, and assessment that addresses clearly identifies learning goals.

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