This book is uniquely organized around four major components emphasizing the integration of effective teaching, proactive preventive strategies, practical corrective strategies, and positive supportive techniques. The view of effective teaching as a prevention tool in classroom management permeates the text. Based on research and focused on practical application, this text includes: mnemonic devices and cognitive maps to aid student retention and instructional organization, clear examples and scenarios to facilitate implementation, strategies tested across cultural, ability, and learning style differences, and assessment exercises to check thorough understanding of the concepts. Opportunities and Options in Classroom Management helps teachers motivate their students through active involment in their own learning and discipline processes with the goals of acquiring learning, self-management, and a repertoire of responsible behaviors. Features--An integrated look at all the levels of behavior management in schools including school-wide analysis (Ch.3-5) that is often overlooked in texts.-School violence, support programs and other important issues that affect the overall nature of the school are covered.-Emphasizes responsible behavior by motivating students through active involvement in their own learning and discipline processes.-Facilitates retention and application by utilizing mnemonic devices, cognitive strategies for self monitoring, cognitive maps, insets with bullet points, side bars with terms and definitions, case studies, scenarios, sample management plans, chapter overviews, and chapter summaries.-Authentic and traditional assessments are emphasized to help pre-service and in-service teachers develop their first day/first week/year-long management plans.-Options for differentiated discipline strategies are matched to various levels of serious misbehaviors (Ch.9-13) to indicate situation specific strategies.Visit the Companion Website for this text at www.ablongman.com/kyle! Related Titles: Classroom Management for Middle School Teachers, 1/eC. M. CharlesMarylin G. CharlesOrder No. 0-205-36128-5Comprehensive Classroom Management: Creating Communities of Support and Solving Problems, 7/eVernon F. JonesLouise S. JonesOrder No. 0-205-38083-2Principles of Classroom Management: A Professional Decision-Making Model, 4/eJames LevinJames F. NolanOrder No. 0-205-38123-5Patricia B. Kyle is the author of 'Opportunities and Options in Classroom Management', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205324132 and ISBN 0205324134.