Guide to First Year Teaching/Planning for Learning

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Here are some resources on this topic:

In Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement, Robert J. Marzano analyzes research from more than 100 studies on classroom management. He synthesizes the findings from these studies into a series of "Action Steps", which include specific strategies that educators can use. The Action Steps relate to setting the tone, establishing effective rules and procedures, implementing appropriate disciplinary interventions, fostering productive student-teacher relationships, developing a positive "mental set," and helping students contribute to a positive learning environment. Marzano and his coauthors Jana S. Marzano and Debra Pickering provide stories of teachers and students in classroom situations to help illustrate how the action steps can be used successfully.

Also available are books by Emmer, Evertson and Worsham, including Classroom Management for Secondary Teachers and Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers.

The best-selling book on this topic (according to Amazon.com) is The First Days of School by Harry Wong.