Preventing Classroom Discipline Problems

A Classroom Management Handbook


Preventing Classroom Discipline Problems is a handbook, with its own self-improvement exercises, for all the skills needed to implement successful classroom management and eliminate discipline problems. It features a unique training video and CD both cued to the book for: education workshops, administrators, teachers, and education students. The video can be shown at faculty meetings, education workshops, classes, etc., and the CD can be used for independent training at each student or teachers' private computer. With access to Online, Confidential Help, and a professional seminar, from the author, a national consultant on Classroom Management, at:

The video/CD demonstrates both the ineffective and effective teacher with real classroom discipline problems. These scenes are spontaneously acted out by real teachers and student-teachers. Instead of following a written script, they act out how their real disruptive students would actually behave, and what they, the teachers, would actually say in these classroom situations. If "the teacher" in the scene does something that is ineffective, what you will see is how their real students would actually respond. If, on the other hand, the teacher is effective, then you'll see how their real students would actually change their behavior.

These materials (book, video, CD) do not just help with handling discipline problems, but also help educators diagnose the causes of discipline problems, and thereby help with the prevention of disruptive behavior (rather than just controlling discipline problems) for more effective classroom management. All the suggestions can be implemented without asking educators to change their personal teaching styles, and without the need for a school to revamp its entire program (as some discipline programs require). The book and video/CD can be used by individual teachers and administrators who wish to cut down on referrals to the of
  • R&L Education; December 1999
  • ISBN 9781610486552
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Preventing Classroom Discipline Problems
  • Author: Howard Seeman
  • Imprint: R&L Education

In The Press

Excellent examples of troublesome situations, skillfully demonstrated...provides very practical discussion and learning for very real classroom problems.

About The Author

Howard Seeman, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of the City University of New York. He has supervised student teachers and taught classroom management since 1970. He has published over 20 articles in professional and online journals, conducted over 40 training workshops on classroom management throughout the U.S., and has been a keynote speaker at many national education conferences. Prof. Seeman has been a consultant to school administrators/teachers nationally and internationally since 1975. He was also a licensed Social Studies and English teacher in the N.Y.C. public schools for 6 years, and co-directed a camp for emotionally disturbed children.