I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom: Effective Discipline for Pre-K Through Grade 8, 2nd Edition by Thomas W. Phelan, Sarah Jane Schonour
Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Published by Tantor Audio on August 1st 2016
Length: 8 hours 20 minutes
Being a teacher can be one of the most rewarding professions, but also one of the most frustrating. Many teachers feel very prepared to instruct students in their chosen subjects, but don't have quite as much training in managing classroom discipline-yet experienced educators know that if challenging behavior goes unchecked, the entire year can be disrupted. 1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom shows teachers how to establish and maintain good discipline habits in their classrooms through an easy-to-understand program that you'll swear "works like magic." 1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom will help you understand: How to encourage courteous classroom behavior and constructive work habits How your personality affects your teaching style How to effectively manage transition times with your class Successful methods for handling assemblies, recess, lunchtime, and field trips How to communicate productively with parents 1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom takes the guesswork out of classroom discipline and will help you get back to teaching and your students get back to learning-today!
I really enjoyed the simple way the ideas for classroom management were presented 1-2-3 Magic in The Classroom. There’s explanation, followed by examples and scenarios. The concept is an equally easy one to implement in the classroom – I tried it out the last month of school and found it really effective and plan to continue using it in the future. Note: In the new school semester, I’ve found that I use it very loosely in connection with my Love & Logic strategies. It works well together, if you don’t get too hard core with it.
For me, the 1-2-3 method is the “meat” of the book – for stop behaviors. They have a whole other section for “start” behaviors focusing on rewards and relationships and – while that’s useful for sure, I don’t think that’s really the area most of us struggle with. At least not me.
The narration was enjoyable and easy to listen to, though I could see wanting a physical copy to refer back to more easily. I found myself leaving little bookmarks throughout so I could refer back to parts as I was implementing in my own classroom.
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