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Authentic Classroom Management: Creating a Learning Community and Building Reflective Practice, 3rd edition

  • Barbara Larrivee

Published by Pearson (May 20th 2008) - Copyright © 2009

3rd edition

Authentic Classroom Management: Creating a Learning Community and Building Reflective Practice

ISBN-13: 9780205578566

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Authentic Classroom Management: Creating a Learning Community and Building Reflective Practice, 3/e

by Barbara Larrivee


With a focus on building a respectful learning community, this new edition emphasizes authentic communication, teacher reflection, and student cooperation as paths to developing a productive classroom environment.  The book encourages teachers to view problems as opportunities to co-create better solutions, build relationships, and teach their students new coping and self-management strategies.  Its proactive solutions give teachers specific ways to engage with students that address underlying reasons for student misbehavior.  Through more than 100 reflective exercises, readers have the opportunity to develop their skills by questioning and engaging with the book.  Easy to read and practical, this updated resource continues to pull theory and practice together to provide realistic and collaborative management options for teachers in today’s diverse classrooms.


What’s new in the third edition?

  • Increased emphasis on tools, habits, and practices for building reflective practice
  • Greater emphasis on developing social and emotional learning (SEL)
  • Increased coverage of brain-compatible management approaches
  • New sections on evidence-based programs including Developmental Therapy–Developmental Teaching.
  • More strategies to address troubling behavior, such as aggression and violence, to help teachers maintain safety
  • Expanded section on bullying–including cyber-bullying–with strategies to help teachers establish bully-free classrooms

Table of contents



Demands of Today’s Classroom

Changing Structure of American Society    

Emerging Beliefs about Quality Teaching and Classroom Management    

Guiding Assumptions about Effectively Managing Today’s Classroom    


Chapter One

Reflection: A Vital Tool for Navigating Life in Today's Classroom

On Becoming a Reflective Practitioner    

Levels of Reflection

Developing the Practice of Self-Reflection    

Examining Core Beliefs, Assumptions, and Expectations    

Practices to Enhance Reflection 


Chapter Two

A Multidimensional Approach to Classroom Management    

The Balancing Act: The Many Faces of Classroom Management    

Setting the Stage: Preventive Planning    

Deciding to Intervene    

Alternatives for Managing in the Multicultural Classroom    

Intervention Escalation    


Chapter Three

Building a Democratic Learning Community    

Community Building in Schools    

How Teachers Create a Sense of Community    

Developing Rituals and Traditions for Community Building    

Activities to Build Community among Students    

Attributes of a Caring, Democratic Community: Respect, Authenticity, Thoughtfulness, and Emotional Integrity (RATE)    

Choice and Voice: Fundamentals of a Democratic Learning Community    


Chapter Four

Keeping Communication Channels Open    

The Potential Perils of Praise as a Management Tool    

Alternatives to Praise: Authentic Responses to Students    

Inviting versus Inhibiting Communication    

Inhibiting Communication: The Language of Disrespect    

Inviting Communication: The Language of Respect    

Listening: An Essential Element of Supportive Relationships    


Chapter Five

Managing a Learning Community    

Integrating Theories of Development into Classroom Practice    

Moving beyond Reacting to Responding below the Surface    

Types of Authority     

Glasser’s Managing without Coercion: Satisfying Student Needs    

Restitution: Helping Students Become Self-dir

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