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See an in-depth review from Education World: The most respected online professional resource for educators. An excerpt:
"Seeman’s book [with a training video] offers the kind of common-sense approach to classroom discipline that beleaguered teachers are looking for. Even better, the just-in-time techniques are geared toward preventing discipline problems rather than reacting to them. The information is so well organized and so complete that it's easy to find exactly what you're looking for…. tackles the nitty-gritty of classroom discipline, a thorough discussion of common discipline issues and demonstrates a deep understanding… Chock full of detailed examples of the kinds of problems in every day in real classrooms, … provides explicit techniques and strategies for dealing with those problems, [and] a training video cued to the book too! If the author left something out, it's hard to imagine what it might be!"
"Highly recommended. An excellent book/video...a wealth of ideas to consider and try, with an excellent list of: Rewards for the Classroom. There are other valuable sections on preventing calling out, curtailing cheating, handling homework, and over 90 methods to enhance class participation. This excellent classroom management handbook/video also has a chapter on "When Should You Call It: A Discipline Problem?" and "miscalls" a fresh and thought-inspiring concept. The author does not pull punches with many of his comments and deals with problems in a way that is both practical and honest... This training set can easily be picked up and used as either a training manual or ongoing guide."
Teacher Education and The Next Step
"Well received!...Both the book and the video are recommended to all schools in Saskatchewan, Canada, that need help with emotional and behavior disorders. Also, recommended to the College of Education, University of Regina, Canada."
Gail Saunders, Coordinator of Materials Evaluation and Acquisition, Saskatchewan Department of Education, Canada
"...essential truths, invaluable for new or experienced teachers; priceless keys to rewarding teaching, beautifully demonstrated! ...a guide to successful discipline-free teaching, no matter what your style."
Carmen H. Mason, Teacher Trainer for the New York City Board of Education. Teacher of the Year, 1993 and New York City High School Teacher of English for 21 years.
"This video is a powerful change agent! ...enables teachers to feel less alone and more empowered to prevent and constructively respond to discipline problems! Rich ... far reaching and practical."
Susan G. Roth, Ed.D. Chief School Psychologist; Governor's Committee on Children's Planning for New Jersey; Senior Coordinating Superviser, Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied Professional Psychology.
"Excellent examples of troublesome situations, skillfully demonstrated... provides very practical discussion and learning for very real classroom problems."
Ronald Manyin, Coordinator of Student Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Lehman College, City University of New York.
"Every parent should see this video and have this book in order to evaluate their child's teacher, and help their child's emotional development."
Steve and Linda Wilhelm—Parents of four children, N.Y.C.
"Seeman has created a text that can be used as a self-help guide or training manual for preventing and solving discipline problems."
"A comprehensive treatment of classroom discipline. This book is not about controlling children, but rather about humanistic education with ample regard for practical solutions to disruptive behavior."
Journal of Staff Development
"All the suggestions in this book are skillfully presented and can easily be executed... I thoroughly recommend this book to every teacher. In reading and practicing what Seeman is telling us to do, we will reduce the number of discipline problems in schools."
The Journal of Educational Thought
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 of Education World: One of the largest, most comprehensive web sites for K-12 educators