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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