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Classroom Management for Academic Success [Kindle Edition]

Lee Canter
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Book Description

The next generation of classroom management is here from the developer of Assertive Discipline, Lee Canter!

Classroom Management for Academic Success is the first management program designed to specifically address the first priority for today's educator: improving the achievement of all students. This groundbreaking work will take you beyond simply managing student behavior to quickly and effectively establishing an environment that promotes academic success. This unique comprehensive handbook will show you how to:

Teach all students to behave from the first day of class by using comprehensive lesson plans in all classroom activities

Apply research-based instructional strategies that motivate students to stay engaged in all classroom activities

Build trusting relationships with all students and parents using teacher-tested strategies

Establish a positive climate in a disruptive classroom using the "Two Week Turnaround Program"

This book goes beyond the basic concepts of Assertive Discipline to help you lay a solid foundation for a positive environment where students will learn free from the distraction of disruptive behavior.

Grades K-12

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About the Author

Lee Canter is the internationally recognized developer of acclaimed educational training programs, including Assertive Discipline, Succeeding With Difficult Students, and Parents on Your Side. Known as one of the most dynamic speakers and trainers in education today, he has keynoted countless conferences and has been a frequent guest on noted television programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, and Good Morning America. He and his staff have trained over 1.5 million teachers. During the last 30 years, he has authored over 40 best-selling books for educators.

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  • File Size: 1977 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Solution Tree (November 4, 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002W5G5OG
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every new teacher should own this book June 15, 2006
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A detailed curriculum guide for teaching appropriate, responsible behavior has been needed for so long but has not been available--until now. As Harry Wong said, "The number one problem in education is not discipline. It is the lack of procedures and routines resulting in students not knowing what to do-responsibly-in the classroom." Canter's book addresses this need in a systematic and detailed way. In the many books on classroom management that I've read, I've never encountered a more teacher-friendly book that explains exactly what adequately teaching expectations looks like. I wish I had had this book as a brand-new teacher, but, as a five-year "veteran," I'm glad to have it now. I can hardly wait to see my classroom management transformed by Canter's guidelines.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed July 15, 2008
This volume combines information from other works by the author and organizes it into an easy to use workbook. It takes you step-by-step through the process of setting up a well-planned classroom. This is not a book of bulletin board ideas or teaching tricks, but how to be a caring, professional, and most importantly, effective teacher for all your students, not just the easy ones. There were three basic ideas that made it work for me. First, the explanation of the reasoning behind different student behaviors and a teacher's typical responses was eye-opening. Secondly, the very logical and detailed way to change your responses by having a different mindset and a plan to handle things made a lot of sense, and actually clarified for me why some teachers don't have a problem with difficult students. The third and most practical help was in samples: sample situations, sample responses, and sample plans. I am looking forward to implementing many of these ideas into my classes this coming year.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classroom Management Workbook January 13, 2012
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Lee Canter echoes the words of Harry Wong in this book regarding the importance of teaching procedures in the first two weeks of school. However, Canter takes this a bit further by creating a step-by-step instruction manual of what to teach and when. Include throughout the text and on the CD are reproducible pages for the teacher's convenience. Some of these are a simplistic outline of the procedures for a certain portion of your day. Others are blank worksheets for the teacher to work through to discover his/her own theories.

The book starts of with information on why it is important to manage a classroom successfully (to increase academic performance and decrease stress) and goes on to explain Canter's Behavior Management cycle and how a teach can influence and expect appropriate behavior in the classroom.

The remainder of the book focuses on creating lesson plans for the first 10 days of school that focus on teaching different types of procedures each day and reviewing them throughout the week. A sample schedule is provided for you. In addition to the procedures taught, teachers will need to add their own academic requirements for these first few days. Each procedure is clearly defined and sample procedures that you are welcome to alter are given as examples. This 'road-map' help me as a novice teacher understand all the many different types of procedures that would be needed. As a veteran teacher, perhaps some of this is a refresher to you but for many this is now simply part of your routine and classroom culture.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent classroom resource July 12, 2007
This book is very user-friendly. The text flows and it is not overly wordy, as some teacher resource material can be. The book offers a no non-sense approach to classroom management. There are numerous reproducibles and transparency models available. Great read, with great ideas!
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5.0 out of 5 stars class textbook August 17, 2012
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This textbook will be used in conjunction with Building Classroom Discipline for a College Education course online. At the back of the book there are reproducible pages that you can create signs for the classroom showing young students what to do when passing out papers, collecting papers, transititioning from specials or inclass activities. This is a nice book for any teacher just starting out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book August 18, 2013
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I am a veteran teacher, and every year I buy one new book on classroom management. I read this over the summer. Lee Canter acknowledges that the most common misbehavior in class is students talking to one another, and suggests addressing that before all else. I, like many others, often ignore this issue, or simply tell the student(s) in question to stop. Without an immediate consequence, they soon learn that talking while I am teaching is OK. In past years, part of the problem is that the admin think that students talking in class is the teacher's problem. I have a more supportive admin team now, and if I follow a series of sequential consequences, I know I can get a grip on this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing January 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
every teacher needs to read this book. it was so helpful with my four year old class but the methods are applicable to any age. he teaches you how to correct behavior in a positive and crestive way. it really does work. i use it with my family as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lee Canter's Classroom Management for Academic success
This book was helpful, and colorful in it's wording, everything is updated and gets straight to the point, with loads of information.
Published 18 months ago by Sabrina
4.0 out of 5 stars Common Sense
This book provides a common sense approach to structuring your classroom to provote an effective learning environment for you students.
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This book also gives clear outlines on how to provide adequate classroom management procedures. On the surface it seems like there's more work than what most teachers have time... Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great classroom material
For student-teacher, this material will come in handy! I am glad I had to purchase this book for a class. I feel it is worth the money and time. Read more
Published on May 22, 2013 by Michelle Bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource!
Had to buy this for a class I was taking. Great condition and I love this book! It is a great resource for any teacher! We have used this for some trainings at work!
Published on November 27, 2012 by Stacy Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars e book for Classroom management book
I got this book downloaded very quickly and loved that they had an e book option. It works great. It was a quick download and would recommend this item to whoever is interested.
Published on November 14, 2012 by marina
1.0 out of 5 stars Text Book review
It was my fault. I was looking for the full text book but received a college version that did not have all the chapters. I can not use it. Read more
Published on August 31, 2012 by Ann Lisanti
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK FOR SECONDARY!
This book is great! It puts everything together in a clear and easy to follow picture. It is applicable to all grades.
Published on January 11, 2012 by 1stYrTeach
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Usually I want to sell all of my textbooks back, however I love the idea of keeping this book for future reference. Read more
Published on November 25, 2011 by Motherof2
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More About the Author

Lee Canter is a world-renowned expert on classroom management. His acclaimed Assertive Discipline® program has been the gold standard in the field since it was first introduced in 1976. Lee continues to develop cutting-edge coaching and training focused on establishing safe and orderly school environments that support closing achievement gaps. Known as one of the most dynamic speakers and trainers in education today, he has keynoted countless conferences and has been a frequent guest on noted television programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, and Good Morning America.

Cofounder of Canter and Associates, Lee has written more than 40 books and training programs for educators. In addition, he is known for developing one of the most successful distance learning master's programs for educators. Lee and his associates have trained more than one million teachers worldwide in his Assertive Discipline® programs.

Lee earned a bachelor's degree in history from California State University, Northridge and a master's degree in social work from the University of Southern California.

Lee is the author of Assertive Discipline, Succeeding With Difficult Students Workbook, and Teachers Plan Book Plus #1-7. You can further explore his work at

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