Successful Classroom Management by Richard Eyster and Christine Martin - The Jose Vilson

Successful Classroom Management by Richard Eyster and Christine Martin

by Jose Vilson on September 9, 2010

in Book Giveaway

Successful Classroom Management by Richard H. Eyster and Christine Martin

Hello and welcome to the fifth installment of The Jose Vilson Book Giveaway, where all summer, I’ll do my best to offer the latest and greatest books I can scrounge up … and all for free.

< whooping and hollering here >

This week, I’m offering 2 (DOS!) books for any and all contestants who wish to participate. Before I continue, though …

The rules are as follows:

1. Leave a comment at the bottom of this post with the words: “I am the eggman. They are the eggman. I am the walrus!”

2. Subscribe to my blog either by e-mail or RSS.

That’s IT!

The last day to enter your comment is Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 11:59pm. A winner will be randomly selected from all the commenters. Multiple entries are not allowed. Once you win, I’ll contact you directly with further details. Please make sure you respond quickly (within 48 hours of my choosing the winner), or you’ll lose the drawing.

The book I’m giving away in this entry is Successful Classroom Management by Richard H. Eyster and Christine Martin. I just got the book and I like it already. I especially favor the way it breaks up its chapters in situations like “Dealing with the Kid That Drives Us Crazy” and “Thirty-Five Steps For Dealing with a Difficult Class.” It’s got real talk. Also included is actual advice from students. A well-rounded book in my opinion.

From the book:

The first book to address head-on the most in-demand and troubling issue for teachers: how to control their classroom. Each year, tens of thousands of new teachers head out for their first teaching job and within five years, nearly half of them quit. Even though they went to school to learn how to be educators, they have virtually no preparation on how to effectively run a classroom and handle their students. Filled with expert advice, stories, and tips from teachers, and spot-on techniques, Successful Classroom Management: Real-World, Time-Tested Techniques for the Most Important Skill Set Every Teacher Needs is the new essential handbook to not only how to survive int e classroom, but also how to live the dream of becoming a great educator.

[This ...] s the first book to give teachers the skills for managing the classroom in a way that’s effective, engaging, and understanding of the struggles new teachers face. Eyster and Martin present the lessons that have made them the most sough-after seminar trainers on the topic, addressing everything from how to handle classroom problems to how to inspire students and create an engaging classroom atmosphere.

Again, this sounds awesome, and if you’re interested, leave a comment. Good luck to all the contestants!

And thanks to Sourcebooks for their generous contribution here. I appreciate it.

Jose, who’s all about this book …

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Benita G. September 9, 2010 at 1:37 pm

“I am the eggman. They are the eggman. I am the walrus!”

I’m an email subscriber, as well as a teacher mentor. This book would profit my teachers as well as me. Thanks for the possibility.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Daryl Bambic September 10, 2010 at 10:47 am

Hello Jose,
I am a teacher/ed tech coach in Montreal. My passion is teaching philosophy to teenagers and teaching in general. I just found your blog and read your poem, “I Think Therefore I Am”. It never occurred to me to include poetry on my blog. Thanks for yours. Inspiration is always good. I’ll be sharing it with my kids.

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Pamela September 10, 2010 at 5:55 pm

I am the eggman. They are the eggman. I am the walrus!

Goo goo ga joob!

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Ben Herrman September 10, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I am the eggman. They are the eggman. I am the walrus!

Go MATH!

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Stephie September 11, 2010 at 12:28 pm

I am the eggman. They are the eggman. I am the walrus!

This is the most interesting thing I’ve done for a book :)
Thanks Jose

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Jeannine Hendricks September 12, 2010 at 9:28 am

Can’t wait to see what this refers to….I have 2 new teachers in my school this year, and am always looking for new resources
“I am the eggman. They are the eggman. I am the walrus!”

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Christie September 12, 2010 at 2:15 pm

I am the eggman. They are the eggman. I am the walrus!

I’m a 2nd year teacher and I’m still playing around with what works for me as far as classroom management goes. I read Teach Like a Champion (Lemov) over the summer and really enjoyed it, but I’m always looking for new reads.

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Sue September 12, 2010 at 6:07 pm

“I am the eggman. They are the eggman. I am the walrus!”
goo goo g’joob g’goo goo g’joob.
Goo goo g’joob g’goo goo g’joob g’goo…

I am an older new teacher. Relocation is not an option, so I am subbing until I find a teaching position.

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Marc September 13, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Hi Jose.
I’m a teacher in training; one more term of class, and then finally off to placement. I will ‘see how they run,’ and report back.

Thanks for all the goods.
Respect.

-Marc, who is 3 feet high and rising
p.s. I am the eggman. They are the eggman. I am the walrus!

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Jarod HM September 15, 2010 at 7:48 pm

“I am the eggman. They are the eggman. I am the walrus!”

Classroom Management was the major area I wanted to improve during my M.Ed. and the one area that was barely addressed by my professors. If it wasn’t be my Diverse Learners class and my clinical supervisor, I would not have learned anything about CM.

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Jose October 16, 2010 at 3:21 pm

And the winner is: Daryl Bambic. Expect your book in the next week or so.

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Garth October 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I am working on becoming a math teacher also, soon.

‘I’m not Color Blind, I’m Color Tolerant’
Garth

“I am the eggman. They are the eggman. I am the walrus!”

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