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Your First 30 Minutes - The ABC's of Successful Classroom Management
by Lynne D. Colson and Delores L. McCollum
One of the most important issues in the national discourse about American education is missing in action. Successful classroom management is absent from the agenda of policy makers, unmentioned in TV discussions, and invisible in the teacher education curriculum of most colleges and universities. As a sad consequence, disorder and chaos are realities in too many classrooms in our nation’s schools.
Your First 30 Minutes – The ABC’s of Successful Classroom Management provides practical strategies that will empower teachers to create a safe, orderly, and excellent teaching and learning environment in their classrooms. It addresses, with honesty and humor, the issues teachers must manage on a daily basis.
About the Authors
Ms. Lynne D. Colson graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Cleveland, and has been a classroom teacher since 1993. She is a graduate of Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University. Lynne also attended Librarian School and received a scholarship for Reading Certification from the public school system of Cleveland, where she serves as a Pre-K to Grade 3 teacher. Ms. Colson is a member of the National Council of Negro Women and Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society. Prior to her teaching career, Lynne was employed by the Ohio Bell Telephone Company and the Jewish Bureau of Education.
Delores L. McCollum is a graduate of Cleveland’s John F. Kennedy High School and a retiree from the public schools of Cleveland, Ohio. She spent twenty-seven years as a classroom teacher and four years as a mentor teacher to new high school teachers. Ms. McCollum is a Classroom Management Consultant and has served as graduate school adjunct instructor. She is a graduate of Atlanta’s Spelman College and Cleveland State University. Delores, a Fulbright Scholar to Israel, is the author of IF Bible Stories Were Reported in Today’s Headlines . . .
(2011, paperback, 74 pages)