RESOURCE BOOKS / Classroom Management

Understand how to properly structure each classroom lesson by focusing on activities, lesson plans, and an integrated curriculum. Kaplan's selection of classroom management books also include ways to deal with transitions between subjects, behavior management, and more for toddlers and young children.

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  • Planning for Play - Paperback
    Planning for Play - Paperback
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 89711
    • In Stock
    Play is learning! But play in the early years is endangered by the emphasis on push-down academics, mounting parental expectations, and pressures on early childhood teachers to prepare young children for the rigors of kindergarten and beyond. With all of that, gains made by play experiences, including readiness skills and social-emotional development, have fallen away. Young children learn best through play. This book helps educators understand the different types of play and the rich opportunities… More »
  • Rethinking the Classroom Landscape - Paperback
    Rethinking the Classroom Landscape - Paperback
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 81334
    • In Stock
    An early childhood classroom should reinforce and enhance young children's sense of belonging and connection to their environment, each other, their families, and their community. This book invites educators and administrators to rethink the traditional classroom, with inspirational examples showing how to weave elements that reflect each center's community into the classroom design. Colorful photos show what teachers can do to encourage a sense of community unique to each classroom. Easy-to-implement… More »
  • Inspiring Spaces for Young Children
    Inspiring Spaces for Young Children
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 18893
    • In Stock
    This book invites teachers to enhance children's educational environment in a beautiful way by emphasizing aesthetic environmental qualities such as nature, color, furnishings, textures, displays, lighting, and focal points. Step-by-step instructions and lush photographs take educators through the process of transforming ordinary classrooms into creative, beautiful learning spaces.
  • Leadership in Action (2nd Edition) - Paperback
    Leadership in Action (2nd Edition) - Paperback
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 71757
    • In Stock
    Leadership begins in the head and heart. It is a way of thinking about yourself and the vital role you play in your early childhood program. This book dispels the myth that there is one best leadership style that all directors should emulate. It will help you understand the subtle but important distinction between leadership as a role and leadership as a set of skills and competencies that can be supported and nurtured at all levels of the organization. Filled with practical suggestions and lively… More »
  • Getting to the Heart of Learning - Paperback
    Getting to the Heart of Learning - Paperback
    $16.95
    • Item Number: 72299
    • In Stock
    Through the activities in this book, teachers and caregivers are shown how easy it is to foster children's sense of curiosity through group explorations that promote social connection and positive development. With step-by-step instructions, "Getting to the Heart of Learning' weaves social-emotional learning into activities that support math, science, literacy, and motor skills. Rather than adding in activities throughout the day, these explorations integrate social-emotional learning across… More »
  • Blueprint for Action, 3rd Edition
    Blueprint for Action, 3rd Edition
    $54.95
    • Item Number: 71787
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    Provides a framework for understanding the dynamics of organizational change in early care and education settings. It helps administrators move beyond a quick fix notion of center improvement by serving as a guide for organizational analysis and action. Details a comprehensive method for assessing program strengths and areas in need of improvement. Woven throughout the text are numerous vignettes connecting the concepts to real-life situations experienced by early childhood administrators. 310 pages.
  • Infants, Toddlers and Twos: Foundations of Responsive Caregiving
    Infants, Toddlers and Twos: Foundations of Responsive Caregiving
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 26031
    • In Stock
    Understanding the development of infants, toddlers, and twos equips you with the tools and best practices needed to guide, teach, and care for them. Foundations of Responsive Caregiving addresses the unique needs and responsibilities you have as you influence the ways young children acquire skills, master developmental competencies, and build positive relationships. This foundational approach helps you understand young children's development and provide high-quality, responsive caregiving to support… More »
  • Responsive Caregiving Set (Set of 2)
    Responsive Caregiving Set (Set of 2)
    $59.95
    • Item Number: 63494
    • In Stock
    This set provides the "why" for early caregiving practices plus the specific experiences to enhance these practices and all aspects of early learning.
  • Simple Transitions for Infants and Toddlers
    Simple Transitions for Infants and Toddlers
    $21.95
    • Item Number: 39410
    • In Stock
    An insightful resource which offers over 400 tips, ideas, and activities to help infants and toddlers move smoothly through the day. Includes book lists on different topics and great ideas to help parents and teachers deal with big transitions in the child's life, such as separation anxiety and more. Age focus: Birth - 24 months. 168 pages.
  • Infants, Toddlers, and Twos: Activities for Responsive Caregiving
    Infants, Toddlers, and Twos: Activities for Responsive Caregiving
    $26.95
    • Item Number: 26032
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    The first three years set the stage for a lifetime of learning. Activities for Responsive Caregiving is filled with more than 80 developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that help young children acquire skills, build positive relationships, and optimize their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. This resource also provides strategies that support your role as a responsive caregiver. Age focus: 0 - 3. Paperback.176 pages.
  • Beyond Behavior Management: The Six Life Skills Children Need, 2nd Edition
    Beyond Behavior Management: The Six Life Skills Children Need, 2nd Edition
    $39.95
    $24.95
    • Item Number: 24726
    • In Stock
    A strength-based approach to guiding and managing young children's behavior by helping them build and use essential life skills -- attachment, collaboration, self-regulation, adaptability, contribution, and belonging -- into the daily life of the early childhood classroom. As a result, children will learn to exhibit more pro-social behaviors, work better as a community, and become excited and active learners. Paperback. 320 pages.
  • Teachable Transitions
    Teachable Transitions
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 47290
    • In Stock
    Transform those troublesome minutes between planned activities into moments of stimulating learning. Activities in this book will help to keep each preschooler engaged throughout the day.
  • Room to Learn: Elementary Classrooms Designed for Interactive Explorations
    Room to Learn: Elementary Classrooms Designed for Interactive Explorations
    $39.95
    • Item Number: 30785
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    You may know classroom environments are a complex interaction of physical elements, including sensory components, design and organization, aesthetics, nurturing attributes, and pedagogical resources. Did you know these elements are proven to work together to improve early learning, self-efficacy and higher order thinking skills, and ultimately to achieve better child outcomes? "Room to Learn" presents the Assessing the Pillars of the Physical Environment for Academic Learning (APPEAL)… More »
  • More than Counting: Standards Edition
    More than Counting: Standards Edition
    $34.95
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 29047
    • In Stock
    Teeming with 126 activities organized by NCTM standards! Modifications for children with special needs and material lists are also included. 304 pages.
  • Wired To Move - Paperback
    Wired To Move - Paperback
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 27684
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    Learn what makes boys tick (and run and jump and yell), and discover how to actively engage the boys in your early childhood classroom with simple effective strategies that support boys' learning. Using the latest brain research to explore and explain the differences in how boys and girls learn, 'Wired to Move' provides early childhood educators with facts and strategies to actively engage boys in an early childhood setting. It addresses the unique needs of African-American and Hispanic or Latino… More »
  • Real Classroom Makeovers - Paperback
    Real Classroom Makeovers - Paperback
    $26.95
    • Item Number: 26127
    • In Stock
    Learning environments are an important topic as more and more teachers try to make their classrooms into places that support and inspire learning. This book shows early childhood teachers step-by-step how small changes can transform their classrooms into wondrous environments for children to learn and grow by using "before" and "after" pictures. Written in simple, down-to-earth language, this book introduces and describes the philosophy behind creative learning environments based… More »
  • Rating Observation Scale for Inspiring Environments
    Rating Observation Scale for Inspiring Environments
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 18973
    • In Stock
    Looking through an aesthetic lens of nature, color, furnishings, textures, displays, lighting, and focal points, educators will learn to determine a classroom's level of aesthetic beauty. ROSIE then provides images and examples to assist in turning learning spaces into inspirational environments in which children can grow and learn.
  • Designs for Living and Learning, Second Edition - Paperback
    Designs for Living and Learning, Second Edition - Paperback
    $44.95
    • Item Number: 73232
    • In Stock
    You likely have dreams for your early childhood environment that are greater than rating scales, regulations, and room arrangements. This book has been a favorite resource among educators and caregivers for more than a decade, and this new edition is packed with even more ideas that can be used as you create captivating environments that nurture children, families, and staff while supporting children's learning. With hundreds of all-new colorful photographs of real early learning settings and a… More »
  • Developmentally Appropriate Play: Guiding Young Children to a Higher Level
    Developmentally Appropriate Play: Guiding Young Children to a Higher Level
    $32.95
    $20.00
    • Item Number: 71785
    • No Longer Available
    Enhance the depth and richness of children's play. Developmentally appropriate play is complex, long-lasting, and all-engaging for children. It requires facilitation and guidance, thoughtful planning, and attention to the environment and materials. Developmentally Appropriate Play follows the new Developmentally Appropriate Practice guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Age Focus: 3-6 years. Paperback. 240 pages.
  • Inquire, Investigate, Integrate!
    Inquire, Investigate, Integrate!
    $24.95
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 52942
    • In Stock
    Kaye Hagler presents thematic units that touch on core content in K-2 science standards and the CCSS with a common thread of literacy throughout. Integrated units not only engage students in content such as landforms, forces and motion, weather, life cycles, and food chains, but include reading and writing activities that engage students and connect content to literacy. Differentiation allows for all students to access important concepts across the content areas.
  • Early Learning Environments That Work
    Early Learning Environments That Work
    $24.95
    • Item Number: 97693
    • In Stock
    This book explores how to use furniture, color, materials, storage, lighting, and more to nurture young children. Each chapter gives detailed illustrations and photographs to help set up or arrange any classroom. Paperback, 191 pages.
  • The GIANT Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans for Children 3 to 6
    The GIANT Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans for Children 3 to 6
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 86673
    • In Stock
    The GIANT Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans has more than 250 complete lesson plans covering topics from colors and numbers to seasons and nursery rhymes. Each lesson plan is complete with learning objectives, a circle or group time activity, book suggestions, snack ideas, five learning center activities, assessment strategies, and related songs, poems, and fingerplays. With easy-to-use lesson plans for more than an entire school year, this book belongs on every teacher's bookshelf! 574 pages.
  • The Complete Learning Center Book
    The Complete Learning Center Book
    $39.95
    • Item Number: 86672
    • In Stock
    Wake up your classroom with these unique learning centers and new ideas for energizing traditional learning centers. Completely revised, each learning center now includes assessment tools and updated literacy components. In addition, you will find 9 completely new learning centers. Complete with learning objectives, a detailed illustration of the learning center, center activities, literacy connections, a web of integrated learning, list of props, vocabulary words, assessment tools, a letter to… More »
  • Themes for Inclusive Classrooms
    Themes for Inclusive Classrooms
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 85430
    • In Stock
    This is the perfect book for teachers who have typically developing young children ages 3-6, as well as children with special needs in their classroom. Lesson plans feature objectives, materials list, a circle or group activity, assessment strategies, accommodations/modifications, and curriculum connections that expand into many areas, such as social studies, art, literacy, science, and music. The modifications and accommodations make the lesson plans accessible for all children, including those… More »

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