Title

Supporting Culturally Responsive Classroom Management [Book Chapter]

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

About this book:

This series captures the dynamics of the contemporary ESOL classroom. It showcases state-of-the-art curricula, materials, tasks, and activities reflecting emerging trends in language education and seeks to build localized language teaching and learning theories based on teachers' and students' unique experiences in and beyond the classroom. Each volume in the series focuses on a particular communicative competency or learning environment. Classroom Management offers a variety of frameworks for creating effective learning environments by fostering a multicultural awareness of different student frames of reference. It moves away from the business connotation of the word management and explains the teacher's job as facilitator and conductor of an orchestra rather than a micromanager of a classroom. This volume acknowledges the wonderful range of diversity that language teachers now face in their classes and suggests ways that they can facilitate language learning and development rather than just manage it. Moreover, it welcomes diversity as a challenging yet rewarding feature of ESOL education. This volume offers language teachers many ideas for preparing, organizing, and conducting their lessons and for supporting student learning. Classroom Management offers ESOL students, teachers, administrators, and specialists practical strategies for enhancing their leadership performance, and those working in other disciplines may find in it many management techniques that also are applicable in their contexts. - See more at: https://www.tesol.org/BookLanding?productID=523#sthash.JlLa3Goi.dpuf