The articles selected for Classroom Management are divided into six specific themes that address all aspects of successful management. A set of questions is presented before each article to give professors guidelines to refer to as they begin recitations and discussions with students. Readers will receive an honest, realistic view of the challenges that teachers face daily in classrooms across the United States. They will also learn about successful teachers, programs, and strategies that make a difference in students’ lives. These readings provide both the research-base and the practical side of effective classroom management.
Dave F. Brown, Ed. D., is a professor in the Department of Early and Middle Grades Education at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He is a former public school teacher with 13 years of experience in four states having taught second through eighth graders. Dave is an educational researcher who regularly interviews students and teachers in suburban and urban environments. He is the author of Becoming a Successful Urban Teacher and co-author of What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know. Dr. Brown offers professional development on culturally responsive teaching, classroom management, young adolescent development, and effective middle school design.