Very useful to me in how I viewed virtually an unmanageable classroom discipline situation. I had encountered many problems over my 10 years in the classroom. Sometimes it even left me bereft and seeking a new career. But then Professor Seeman's book showed me many different techniques to deal with the situation effectively… Immediately, I felt more confident in the classroom than I did in years before. I highly recommend it.
…very beneficial to me. Because my experience was with Catholic schools and I was a foreigner [Jamaican], when I joined the ranks of public school teachers, I had a rude awakening – because discipline is such an issue. However, the classroom routines, homework policies, and classroom management aspects [in the text] has enabled me to be one of the most successful teachers in the schools I have worked in. …the establishment of classroom structure/routine, and the engagement of students in policy-making has allowed me to hold my students accountable for their behavior and ultimately their academic performance. I am proud to say that, because I learned how to maintain discipline in the classroom, I am able to practice the craft of teaching effectively; recently, I have been hailed: "lead-teacher", and head of my department, and awarded: "teacher that makes a difference" in my school district. Thank you Professor Seeman.
…very instructive. In the classrooms today it is a must that you deal with the problem of discipline. …[it] definitely opened the doors for me to better deal with these problems. I was able to execute some of the fundamentals discussed in the book: Preventing Classroom Discipline Problems. I also learned how to deal with cheating and calling out. The text served as a quick implementing guide. It not only helped me with classroom discipline but also gave me the opportunity to scrutinize what and how the students think. …[the text] was about real situations that actually happened in the classroom. I never thought that it would become such a tool!
…very useful for valuable knowledge and ideas that I can use in my classroom. For example, ways to handle: discipline problems, calling out, passing notes, student fights, how to set rules with consequences, how to follow through and avoid poor strategies that cause students to not respect you, etc. …also taught me how to have discussions about making rules and how to give the students a sense of ownership. …a great tool for me to use in my classroom structure.
…a must for teachers of any branch of learning. Maintaining a disciplined class can be a daily challenge. …gave me a "how to" guide for inhibiting disruptive behavior and securing productive class time. I consistently refer to the text: Preventing Classroom Discipline Problems for new ideas to make my classes more enjoyable for my students and me.
Prof. Seeman's book and insights have done more than its full share in preparing me for the rigors and delights of the classroom; it also prepared me for the teacher certification exams, especially regarding classroom management. ..."down to earth", with useful points, addressing actual, current school situations. ...helps with the "ups and downs" of the real classroom, and how to handle classroom management problems without fear or strain.
Also, An Online Course: "If Prof. Seeman's course is as practical as his book, it is a course from which every teacher can benefit—especially teachers for whom classroom management is an issue. In the course, you not only have his book, you have him! If I had had the opportunity to take this course during my first years of teaching to help me with classroom management, who knows, I might still be in the classroom!"
Gary Hopkins Editor in Chief, Education World: One of the largest, most comprehensive web sites for K-12 educators