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Reluctant Disciplinarian is that rare classroom management book that is both thoughtful and realistic. It is also a great read, with parts that are laugh-out-loud funny. We use Gary Rubinstein's book every year with our incoming teachers. Classroom management is a key to successful teaching and Rubinstein's book provides hard-won knowledge for how first-year teachers, or any teacher, can create a well-managed classroom. Rubinstein shows that classroom management can be both respectful and practical, in any situation. --Ben Guest, program manager, Mississippi Teacher Corps

I was reading Reluctant Disciplinarian last night. Lots of wonderful stuff here! The "hero teacher" section is so good I cheered, even though I've probably succumbed to that inclination now and then. I guess we all do. --Jonathan Kozol, author, Death at an Early Age and On Being a Teacher

I was reading Reluctant Disciplinarian last night. Lots of wonderful stuff here! The “hero teacher“ section is so good I cheered, even though I've probably succumbed to that inclination now and then. I guess we all do. --Jonathan Kozol, author, Death at an Early Age and On Being a Teacher

I was reading Reluctant Disciplinarian last night. Lots of wonderful stuff here! The “hero teacher“ section is so good I cheered, even though I've probably succumbed to that inclination now and then. I guess we all do. --Jonathan Kozol, author, Death at an Early Age and On Being a Teacher

I was reading Reluctant Disciplinarian last night. Lots of wonderful stuff here! The “hero teacher“ section is so good I cheered, even though I've probably succumbed to that inclination now and then. I guess we all do. --Jonathan Kozol, author, Death at an Early Age and On Being a Teacher

About the Author

Gary Rubinstein is a veteran math teacher in New York City. After a rough first year in the classroom, he developed the theories that helped him—and now others—overcome the fear of being in charge of a classroom. He has presented workshops on classroom management across the country.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press; Second edition (July 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936162156
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936162154
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,401 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Easy and entertaining to read.
Ryan
I just started my third year and this book made me rolling on the floor laughing because so many of the scenarios I could relate to.
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This book gives helpful information in meeting the student's needs where they are at.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Runa VINE VOICE on May 4, 2013
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I am a struggling new teacher, and I related to SO MUCH of what this book talked about. Only problem? This book was written by a teacher working with secondary students and I'm working with preschoolers. We are in astonishingly similar situations and I loved the humor in the writing, but much of the advice just wasn't applicable. Some of it certainly was. The ideas of being consistent and firm are ones I will be doing a much better job trying to implement. So I highly recommend this book to middle/high school teachers who are struggling, but if anyone has recs for more relevant preschool discipline and classroom management, those would be highly appreciated.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By chris_13 on July 13, 2013
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Some interesting stories from the front line. Some good tips and advice but I personally prefer Michael Linden's books. Cheers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tara Johnson on April 13, 2011
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This is the first book that I have found truely helpful in a class full of Jr. High students. Great resource.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Elizabeth Reiff on January 20, 2013
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This is a great book for what I wanted it for, an honest look into the schools Teach for America corps members work in. It is a very easy and short read which still manages to touch on the important lessons he learned in his first years of teaching. I especially enjoyed the back end of this edition because he revisits some assumptions and opinions he had made when he first wrote the book.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Chris Bowen on January 9, 2014
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As a Teacher of the Year here in California and author of, Our Kids: Building Relationships in the Classroom, building relationships is my stock-in-trade. It is how I survive life out here on the frantic edge of puberty with the coming-of-age-crew. And I think it is the same with the author. Mr. Rubinstein's book is an excellent resource for any teacher that doesn't plan to scream through their day. His tips and stories do a great job of putting the soft hearted soul at ease when it comes to discipline and management. It also refreshing to read some stories that let you know you are not alone and there is hope for all of us. I do agree with a few reviews that the book is better suited for junior high teachers. Enjoyable read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Softball Mama on July 19, 2011
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I enjoyed reading the story of Mr. Rubinstein's first year struggles. However, I didn't find the advice to be new or innovative. I am an early childhood (pre-k through third grade) teacher, and many of his theorys are not intended for the younger students. Great for a laugh, but not much in the way of classroom management advice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CarenStocks on March 2, 2014
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This book gives helpful information in meeting the student's needs where they are at. The book also is a helpful resource
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Louis-Philippe Comeau on September 25, 2012
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At under $15(CAN), this is 176 pages of gold. It is a short but invaluable read! It is by far the most useful book I read on why and how students behave or misbehave in the classroom. The lessons taught by Rubenstein's experience will spare you many headaches. Having read it after my first placement as a student teacher I could see many of the mistakes I had made within its pages. Rubenstein comes off as very old school and hard to accept at first. That is until you hit page 81 where the goal of using his modus operandi becomes clear and palatable. I wish I had read it before my first practicum placement. There is no single book that can teach you everything you need to know to succeed in the classroom but this one should be part of your library. Its advice will serve you well.
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