Management Resources

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  1. KinderCowgirl

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    So I'm beginning to prepare mentally a little bit for next year. The crop coming up is reputed to have a number of little boogerbears. When they walk down the hallway it looks like they need a cattledog to herd them. And since they probably won't let me bring one of those in ;)....I really want to brush up on management techniques this summer.

    Didn't really find Love and Logic very helpful-I don't think kids this little really respond to the logic part. Any other suggestions-not for a new teacher but one who just wants to be as prepared as possible. I want to start getting my summer reading list together.
     
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    How do you feel about your classroom management and routines in general?

    I have always found that structure, routines and consistency are the key. The room starts to run itself. I do implement a clipchart at the start of the school year, but find that I don't need it once everything else falls into place. Like anything else the chart gets old.

    I created my chart in photoshop and had it printed for free as a banner through vistaprint with their summer promos.

    You can download my file to create it for free here.

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    You can read a full description of how I use it here.
     
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    I think that the book that can't be beat for routines is Tools for Teaching by Fred Jones. It has helped me more than anything else with management issues.
     
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    I was about to recommend The Cornerstone by Angela Powell/Watson, who is like a management guru imho, but I see you're with kindergarten so I'm not sure whether that will address your needs. Tools for Teaching is definitely geared much more toward older grades.
     
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    Whole Brain Thinking
     
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    I have a small handheld cattle prod I will loan you!
     
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    Dream Class by Michael Linsen. Check out his website smart classroommanagement.com. His thinking is logical and easy to implement.
     
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    :yeahthat:
     
  10. KinderCowgirl

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    :lol: Hey, that might work!

    Thank you for your suggestions. I agree, I think Tools for Teaching is great for a new teacher or a teacher of upper grades. I used to get inspirational e-mails from the Cornerstone site-I will definitely check that book out-I need some inspiration ;). I've never heard of Dream Teaching-will have to read up on that as well.

    :thanks: I just want to go in like a soldier prepared for battle--ready for anything!
     
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    I like the New Management ideas from Rick Morris and especially like Positive Engagement Project and their resources. Definately some good ideas to prepare any soldier :)
     

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