Positive Classroom Management Skills for School Librarians
99 pages • 6⅛ x 9¼
Year Published: 2012
Some students are more challenging than most. This book helps school librarians prevent, deal with, and overcome discipline problems they may face when communicating with K-12 students.
Classroom management is an eternal issue in schoolsand ineffective classroom management can hamper or completely negate an otherwise effective educational approach. Positive classroom management is something that many librarians, both new and veteran, experience the most difficulty with and can improve upon.
Positive Classroom Management Skills for School Librarians is a rich, highly needed collection of strategies and methods for building and maintaining a positive learning environment in the library classroom. Appropriate for both pre-service and practicing school librarians at all grade levels, this book provides suggested techniques and examples of best practices for managing students in a school library. This invaluable information has been obtained from observations of school librarians and from discussions with pre-service students, and based upon coauthor Kay Bishop's 20 years of experience as a school librarian in various library settings.
Specific topics covered include establishing positive relationships between students and school librarians; characteristics of students in different grade levels; techniques that librarians can use for effectively managing students in the school library; ways to relate with diverse students, including students with special needs; managing students as they utilize technology in library settings; and designing a school library environment to avoid potential discipline problems.