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Coaching Classroom Management, 2nd ed.

This book is a must-read for administrators, staff developers, behavior specialists, and instructional coaches who work directly with teachers to improve classroom management and student behavior.

Coaching Classroom Management, 2nd ed. is filled with everything you need to implement effective behavioral coaching:

  • Observation forms
  • Staff development materials
  • Checklists
  • Rating scales
  • Tip sheets for classroom walk-throughs


The new second edition adds to the toolkit with more detailed directions for data collection tools, tips for working with reluctant teachers, an analysis of reciprocity, and a sample model for coaching.

The tools in this book were designed and field tested to close the gap between the ideal of research-based practices and the actual implementation of positive classroom management. Administrators will find guidelines for setting expectations and assisting teachers in meeting them. Classroom coaches will discover how they can use the skills they already have to assist teachers in a non-evaluative context.

Coaching Classroom Management is the perfect companion to CHAMPs, Discipline in the Secondary Classroom, or any research-based approach to managing student behavior. The effective leadership of administrators, instructional coaches, master teachers, mentors, behavior specialists, school psychologists, department chairs, subject area specialists, and literacy coaches can help teachers create calm and productive classrooms.

Help teachers spend less time dealing with disruptions and more time engaged in the business of teaching. Work with teachers to implement proactive, positive, and instructional approaches, which research has demonstrated achieve results far superior to traditional authoritarian, punitive, or exclusionary models.


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  264 pp. and 1 CD (74 pp. fillable reproducible forms)
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  Randy Sprick, Jim Knight, Wendy Reinke, Tricia McKale Skyles, and Lynn Barnes
Price: $60.00

CASE Endorsement

This resource is endorsed by the Council of Administrators of Special Education. It supports all students, including students with special needs.

Lynn Barnes, M.S.

Lynn Barnes


Lynn Barnes is an instructional coach at Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas.

In her 37 years of teaching experience, she has been an instructional coach for 11 years and taught language arts for 15 years. She is also employed as a trainer by Dr. Jim Knight and the Instructional Coaching Group.

Lynn won Topeka's Middle School Teacher of the Year Award and is certified as a Strategic Instruction Model Content Enhancement professional developer, a Strategic Instruction Model Learning Strategies professional developer, and a professional developer for Randy Sprick's Safe & Civil Schools program.


Randy Sprick, Ph.D.

Dr. Randy Sprick


Randy Sprick is an educational consultant and trainer in Eugene, Oregon. Each year, he presents practical and entertaining workshops to over 30,000 teachers and administrators throughout the United States and Canada.

Much of his work involves helping teachers, principals, and other staff set up schools and classrooms that encourage student responsibility and motivation, while humanely and effectively helping misbehaving students learn to behave in more responsible ways.

As the primary author for the Safe & Civil Schools series, Randy has produced numerous articles, books, audiotapes, and videotapes that assist school personnel in dealing with the issues of discipline and classroom management. His most recent publications include Teacher's Encyclopedia of Behavior Management, 2nd ed. (2012) and Coaching Classroom Management, 2nd ed. (2010).

He is a past president of the Association for Direct Instruction. In 2007, the Council for Exceptional Children honored Randy with the J.E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his work developing, advocating, and proliferating Positive Behavior Support in schools.

Randy is the director of Teaching Strategies, Inc. and the lead consultant for Safe & Civil Schools.

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Jim Knight, Ph.D.

Dr. Jim Knight


Jim Knight is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and president of the Instructional Coaching Group, which provides professional learning on instructional coaching for educational organizations.

Dr. Knight directs several research projects, including Pathways to Success, a comprehensive districtwide school reform project in the Topeka School District. He also leads the coaching institutes and annual Instructional Coaching Conference offered by the University of Kansas.

Dr. Knight's research on partnership learning has been adopted by more than 1,500 strategies trainers in North America, and he conducts workshops nationally on instructional coaching. He is the author of Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction.


Wendy Reinke, Ph.D.

Dr. Wendy Reinke


Wendy M. Reinke is a prevention fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a school psychologist with expertise in classroom management and teacher consultation. She developed the Classroom Check-Up, an assessment-based teacher consultation model. Dr. Reinke has presented nationally and published numerous peer-reviewed articles.


Tricia McKale Skyles, M.S.

Tricia McKale Skyles


Tricia McKale Skyles is a nationally recognized professional developer who leads sessions on instructional coaching and coaching classroom management.

Tricia was an instructional coach with the Pathways to Success project at Robinson Middle School in Topeka, Kansas, for five years, with expertise in behavior management and instruction. She is a Strategic Instruction Model professional developer and also a national consultant with Safe & Civil Schools, providing professional development workshops on classroom management throughout the country.


Coaching Classroom Management is the best resource for assisting teachers to implement proactive and positive classroom management strategies in their classroom. This resource gives staff developers, administrators, and instructional coaches the tools needed to help teachers take training to the application level. By focusing on increasing academic engagement and motivation while reducing misbehaviors, teachers are aware of the various instructional elements that will lead to enhanced student achievement.

—Susan Schilt, District Resource Teacher, Largo, FL