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Classroom management

What to do if there are disruptions in class
It is mainly the small disturbances - interfering, talking to other students, the constant restlessness in the classroom - that make life difficult for teachers. Schoolchildren and parents too in the long run. Classroom management is the best answer to this: a new, internationally proven concept for the school of tomorrow.

Students crave good relationships too, not just teachers. This requires an orderly classroom and rules for teaching.

Classroom management is the most important characteristic of good teaching, as the international comparison with Finland, Sweden and the USA shows. When applied consistently, it reduces small disturbances before they become a problem. How this works, how teachers involve parents and students from the start and why classroom management is beneficial and advances is shown in this book using examples and numerous exercises for teachers and parents.

Classroom management means successful teaching, highlights the performance of committed teachers, means happier parents and enables students to develop their real abilities by learning.

How you as a teacher can benefit from CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT:

- CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT is the main quality feature for good teaching.
- A lack of discipline is the greatest stress factor for teachers - CLASSROOM-MANAGEMENT provides a remedy here.
- Only an orderly classroom enables good relationships with the students - CLASSROOM-MANAGEMENT values ​​good relationships between you and your students.
- Discipline problems increase the risk of acts of violence at school - CLASSROOM-MANAGEMENT aims to ensure that it does not get that far.
- Discipline problems damage the image of the school - with CLASSROOM-MANAGEMENT you improve your reputation as a teacher in public.
- CLASSROOM-MANAGEMENT offers a whole range of excellent tools to support your teaching and to help you keep your classroom running smoothly. Your students learn more and being a teacher is more fun.

Table of Contents
Part 1: What This Book Can Do for You 1.1 What is Classroom Management?
1.2 Why is classroom management so important?
Part 2: A good start 2.1 Preparing the first day of school
2.2 The organization of the classroom
2.3 The collaboration between parents and school
2.4 The first day of school
2.5 How the teacher practices procedures
2.6 How the teacher links his teaching to the goals of his students
Part 3: Relationship 3.1 How to develop a relationship with your students
3.2 How to counteract strained relationships
Part 4: Motivation systems 4.1 Time for preferred activities (ZbA)
4.2 Grades in Classroom Management
Part 5: Teaching 5.1 Classroom Management Misunderstandings
5.2 Procedures
5.3 The maintenance of the classroom management system
Part 6: Rules and Consequences 6.1 Class rules and the consequences if these are not followed
6.2 Special methods for difficult situations
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Part 1
What this book offers you
1.1 What is classroom management?
Whomp - what is it? You are standing at the blackboard and can still see the wet sponge hit the wall. All alarm bells are ringing for you. Everyone knows this is an emergency. How do you react? Are you prepared for such a situation? Or do you have to react “from the gut”?
During your training, like most teachers, you were not prepared for such situations - and yet they happen thousands of times a day in all classrooms worldwide: If you do not have a clear idea of ​​effective classroom management, you as a teacher are always with your students behind. If you are not a genius of repartee who always finds the right way to deal with the situation intuitively - and especially now, at this moment - then you are not only lost now, but your position with your students is damaged in the long term. But even if you had such excellent social skills: In the long run, it costs you an incomparable amount of energy, time and nerves if you have to come up with a suitable answer for every lack of discipline on the part of your students. As a teacher, you are so busy every day that it is best when it doesn't get that far. And that is exactly the goal of classroom management
The tasks faced by the teacher are extremely demanding. He's not just standing in front of a single child - although it can be difficult to teach a single child well. He is standing in front of a group of children with completely different learning requirements and cultural backgrounds. He should form a class out of this heterogeneous group, gradually familiarize them with academic skills and also teach them the basics of social interaction.
How is the teacher supposed to cope with all these different demands? Many think: with love and care. This view is wrong. Love is the basis of teaching. But without management expertise, it is powerless. If the teacher cannot lead his class properly, he becomes the plaything of his students. No matter how much he loves her.
Good teaching is based on a good teacher-student relationship plus the classroom management expertise of the teacher.
This book aims to restore the joy of teaching and teaching to you, the teacher, by helping you to create order in the class and to establish cooperative relationships between teachers, students and parents.
Effective classroom management:
- is considered the main quality feature of good teaching (Helmke 2003)
- and saves the teacher nerves, time and effort (Jones 2000).
But it is also a book for all those parents who want to work well with their child's teacher. Because it shows them how demanding good teaching is and thus promotes their understanding of the often enormous challenges teachers face.
Before working with this book, three requests:
- Use the suggestions as suggestions, not as recipes.
Tailor them to fit your context.
- Check that they are compatible with your school's legal background.
- Don't just read this book through. You will benefit most if, after reading it, you observe several colleagues teaching from the perspectives described in this book. You will be surprised how exciting it is. Invite friendly colleagues to your classroom too. Get tips on how to increase your classroom management expertise.
This book provides you with the most important basics of classroom management. Important adjacent areas such as the development of a culture of values, the promotion of curiosity and error tolerance or cooperative learning must unfortunately be left out due to lack of space or can only be briefly discussed.
For terms such as teacher, pupil, the masculine form is usually chosen in the text solely for reasons of readability; the names that appear in the text are anonymized.
1.2 Why is classroom management so important?
Classroom management as the main quality feature of good teaching
“International research shows that no other characteristic is so clearly and consistently linked to the level and progress of school classes as class management. The efficient management of a class is a prerequisite for demanding lessons: It optimizes the time and motivational framework for subject teaching «(Helmke 2003, p. 78). Harry K. and Rosemary T. Wong (2004) say: “It depends on the teacher. How the teacher leads his class ultimately decides whether and how much his students learn. "
Classroom management is a prerequisite for good teaching.
Only an orderly classroom enables good relationships
People long for good relationships - young people especially. When the relationships between student and teacher and between student and student are right, students learn better. Good relationships between the teacher and his students, but also among the students, do not arise when things go haywire in the classroom. Only classroom management creates the prerequisites for good teacher-student relationships to grow and a good class atmosphere to flourish.
A lack of discipline is the greatest stress factor for teachers
"By far the most frequent teacher-student conflicts have to do with discipline" (Nolting 2006) - and are particularly stressful for the teacher. This is exactly where classroom management comes in.
Discipline problems damage the school's image
Discipline problems not only poison the classroom climate, they also drive parents into opposition to the teacher. The school's public image is seriously damaged.
Discipline problems increase the risk of violence at school
The dangerous cocktail that gives rise to acts of violence also has to do with school. An aggressive climate in the school, poor relationships with the teacher, distrust between parents and teachers, mutual harassment among students - all of these can contribute to the fact that students behave particularly violently.
For some students, their teacher is the only bright spot in an otherwise gloomy life
Some students can only dream of intact family relationships that provide orientation and emotional support. Unfortunately. As Emmy Werner, one of the co-founders of resilience research, was able to show in 1992, the relationship with their teacher can become the lifeline for these students in their depressing lives - but only if he exudes calm and security. And to do this, his classroom has to be in order. This is exactly what classroom management is all about. [...]
»An internationally proven concept for the school of tomorrow«
Ergotherapy practice, issue 5/2018

»When applied consistently, classroom management reduces small disruptions before they become a problem. This book shows how this works with examples and numerous exercises for teachers and parents. "
School concrete, 8/2011

»There is a need for adequate classroom management for pupils, teachers and parents as well as for other institutions that have taken on the obligation to participate in the upbringing and education of children, pupils and young people. This is why the volume presented here is of great importance not only for teachers, but also for parents and employees in social institutions. Due to numerous visits to US schools, I would like to say that Chr. Eichhorn's classroom management is also fully practicable in Germany: Classroom management brings parents, pupils and teachers "forward", enables teachers and pupils to perform optimally to develop their resources and become competent. "
Sure-J. Kluge, BIBLIO-KOM, June 18, 2012

"Recommended as a very concrete aid for class management!"
Hans Anliker, Basler Schulblatt, June 1st, 2009

»When applied consistently, classroom management reduces small disruptions before they become a problem. This book shows how this works with examples and numerous exercises for teachers and parents. "
School concrete, 8/2011

»There is a need for adequate classroom management for pupils, teachers and parents as well as for other institutions that have taken on the obligation to participate in the upbringing and education of children, pupils and young people. Therefore, the volume presented here is of great importance not only for teachers, but also for parents and employees in social institutions. Due to numerous visits to US schools, I would like to say that Chr. Eichhorn's classroom management is also fully practicable in Germany: Classroom management brings parents, pupils and teachers "forward", enables teachers and pupils to perform optimally to develop their resources and become competent. "
Sure-J. Kluge, BIBLIO-KOM, June 18, 2012

»... This practical guide is well structured, well-founded and can be easily implemented in everyday life. There is hardly anyone who cannot relax better after reading it. "
The Rhine Palatinate, October 19, 2006

»… Christoph Eichhorn gives practical tips for more relaxation in his guide. His book describes the results of recovery research and positive psychology in a well-founded but easily understandable way. The reader should learn to deal better with stress in the longer term. A balanced mix of science and practical advice ... «
emotion, November 2006

»You are on vacation and still can't switch off? The Swiss psychologist and coaching expert Christoph Eichhorn wrote the instructions "Relax well - live better" as a practical book for everyday use. It builds on a recovery concept that helps promote the value of positive feelings. With tests and lists. Entertaining and informative reading for your journey. «
Die Welt, 08/26/2006

"The author makes it clear how important it is to step on the brakes in good time, to learn relaxation techniques and to dispel prejudices."
Südwestpresse, October 7, 2006

»In his book, Christoph Eichhorn has wonderfully managed to present the latest and diverse findings on the subject of stress and relaxation research in a way that is easy to understand and exciting. In doing so, he makes an important contribution to conveying theory into practice. The fact that the reader can assess his / her stress situation on the basis of short tests naturally helps to establish a deeper relationship to the topic. "
Completely healthy, October 2006

“The change begins in the head: taking on the stressful and uninfluenceable, almost like playing with oneself, as a test - the psychologist Eichhorn is convinced that this is a symbolic form of control. Or as he puts it in his book: Those who benefit most for themselves and their health are those who are able to transform unfortunate circumstances into acceptable ones and who consciously direct their view to the meaning that is inherent in everything. "
Britta Hinkel, Thuringian General, September 2, 2006