I was asked by the publishing company, Compass Publishing to review a new classroom management book from Jerry Evanski called "Master Classroom Management In Eight Weeks". I received a PDF of the book and they are going to give away a physical copy or a PDF to one lucky reader of my blog! Only US residents can win the physical copy, but if you are international they are happy to send you a PDF of the book. If you are not the winner you can click on the picture of the book or HERE to order it. By ordering on this link you will get both the PDF and the physical copy of the book. It is available on Amazon, but by ordering the physical copy you will not get a PDF of the book on there. Read on for the review and how to win a copy!
This is an easy to read book that is broken down into 8 weeks with different topics. The topics are: Getting Attention, Keeping Attention, Engaging Students, Teaching the Lesson, Getting Participation, Giving Directions, Communicating, and Transitioning. All are critical parts for a smooth running classroom. Jerry breaks each topic down into smaller topics and skills for each day of the week for each topic. By following his guide and implementing each part a day at a time you will have mastered classroom management.
I love that he incorporates many of the things that I believe in such as movement, gestures, collaborative groups, partners, encouragement, praise, role playing, and music to name a few.
One strategy under review in week 4 (Friday) is called Ping-pong review. You use 25 ping pong balls with a number from 1 to 25 on each ball. Create a list of review topics, vocabulary words, etc. students are working on. Put the balls on the floor and have your students pick a certain number of balls and then they review that numbered topic or vocabulary word with a partner!
That's just one example of many wonderful ideas in this book.
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