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Transformative Classroom Management:

Positive Strategies to Engage All Students and Promote a Psychology of Success

John Shindler Ph.D.


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Expanded Table of Contents

About the Book

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Part 1: Initial Stage: Assessing Where We Are and Raising Awareness


Chapter 1: Introduction to Transformative Classroom Management
Chapter 2: Classifying Approaches to Classroom Management and Examining Effective Practice


Part 2:  Exploring the Nature of Classroom Dynamics and Student Motivation


Chapter 3: Exploring the Fundamentals of the Classroom Climate

Chapter 4: Intentionally Promoting Clear and Shared Expectations: The Cornerstone of Effective Classroom Management
Chapter 5: Effective Technical Management: Promoting a Culture of Listening, Respect and Efficiency in the Classroom
Chapter 6: Motivation – Why Do Our Students Care?
Chapter 7: Promoting a Success vs. a Failure Psychology


Part 3: Developing a Functional Democratic Classroom Society


Chapter 8: Creating a Classroom Social Contract and Social Bonds

Chapter 9: Developing Logical Consequences (and Why to Avoid Using Punishments)

Chapter 10: Implementing the Social Contract and Promoting Student Responsibility


Part 4: Good Teaching Practices lead to Good Management Outcomes


Chapter 11: The Transformative Classroom and the Instruction - Management Relationship

Chapter 12: Effectively Managing the Cooperative Classroom


Part 5: When we need it: Remediation without Coercion


Chapter 13: A Win-Win Approach to Conflict Resolution and Power Struggles
Chapter 14: Changing the Negative Identity Pattern and Success with Our more Challenging Students


Part 6: Adopting a Transformational Mindset


Chapter 15: Creating the 1-Style Classroom and Developing a Learning Community
Chapter 16: The Transformative Mindset and Making One’s Thinking an Ally


Part 7: Online Articles


Online Article: Moving up from a 4-Style Approach to a 2 or 1-Style Approach
 Online Article: Examining the Use of Competition in the Classroom

 Online Article: Comparing Behavioral Assessment Systems and why Descending Levels Models (Checkmarks on the Board and Colored Cards) are not Effective

 Online Article: Outlining a Formal System for Assessing Quality of Process/Participation



Appendix A : Question and Answer

Appendix B: Cognitive Style

Appendix C: Faulty Assumptions

Appendix D: It works

Appendix E: Situational Leadership Model
Appendix F: Real World
Appendix G: Teacher Authority
Appendix H: Sources of Drama
Appendix I: TYS School-Wide Program