Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 18, 2007
The recently released book, The ABC's of Classroom Management, offers help to first and second-year teachers and veteran teachers with classroom management problems. Special Education Teacher and author Brian Bulluck believes that educators can better handle challenging situations and inappropriate behaviors in the classroom by being proactive instead of reactive when dealing with disruptive behaviors.
Bulluck believes that by managing their own behavior, teachers can better manage the behavior of their students. As a Behavioral Modification Technician (BMT), he observed many challenging situations and realized that some situations could have been prevented or deescalated if the teacher had been proactive instead of reactive in dealing with the disruptive behavior.
"I wrote the book primarily as an aid for teachers to better manage their classrooms," says Bulluck. "Teachers are quitting their jobs because of frustration and not having the knowledge to manage their student's behavior. Student attitudes toward education have dramatically changed over past decades. When we attended school, students were taught to respect the teachers and respect authority. Today, many students do not care about school; do not care about teachers and authority, or the consequences of not getting a proper education. My book is a tool to help teachers cope with this new educational culture."
Covering topics from keeping teacher-student relationships as teacher-student relationships to keeping your personal property locked, Bulluck focuses on practical, good common sense ideas that will help eliminate or deescalate challenging situations in the classroom. The steps can also help guide students toward more constructive behavior.
The book focuses on managing the behavior of the educator more so than managing the behavior of the student. This is a refreshing change from the usual books on classroom management. According to Bulluck, if teachers can gain more control of themselves, they will gain more control over their classroom. These principles can help teachers gain the respect and trust of their students and help make their career as an educator more joyful and satisfying.
"I am a campus security guard in an alternative school and I have used the ABC's in the hallways and with staff. I have told other BMTs about this book and I feel that it should be used in every school in the United States. I have even applied the ABC's with my teenage son and nephew," stated school security guard P Miller.
Teacher George Marshall says, "'The ABC's of Classroom Management' is a very informative book. The book has led and continues to guide me in successful classroom management. I have also had the privilege of being able to attend seminars that Brian has had on his book. Through his seminars, he makes key points to help professionals in fostering great classroom management."
Bulluck conducts classroom management workshops and the book, The ABC's of Classroom Management, is available online. For more information, please visit http://www.brianbulluck.com .