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“Transformative Classroom Management is a cutting-edge book; a departure from the more practical and simplistic uses described in similar titles. John Shindler’s ingenuity and thought-provoking new work will push our teachers to think outside the box and gain a deeper understanding of the strategies they implement in the classroom. Without a doubt, this text will be the next quotable resource in the field of education.”
Kimberly Persiani-Becker, Ed.D, author, The Creative Teacher

Transformative Classroom Management is a practical resource that explains the how and why of classroom management for novice and veteran teachers.  Dr. Shindler recognizes the importance of preserving the teacher's sanity while ensuring the student's development of a personal sense of responsibility and a positive self-esteem.”
Eileen Matus, principal, South Toms River Elementary School, New Jersey

“I have read many other management books by Jones and Wong, but Transformative Classroom Management has been the best so far at demystifying the invisible forces in the classroom.”
Will McElroy, 4th grade teacher, Los Angeles United School District

“This book was an invaluable tool for me during my student teaching.  It served as a reference book that I found myself continually drawn to while struggling to find ways to effectively manage 29 first graders.  The ideas, concepts and suggestions in the book were so innovative and helpful that even my Master Teacher found herself implementing some of the ideas!  A must have for all student teachers!”
Carol Gillon, student teacher, Seattle University

“Insightful and thoroughly researched, Transformative Classroom Management is an invaluable tool to help teachers, newbies and veterans alike, develop fully functional and engaged learning communities.”
-- Lisa Gamache Rodriguez,
teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District

““John Shindler takes the mystery out of creating a positive, productive classroom environment. Transformative Classroom Management is a valuable tool for both veteran and novice teachers.”
Nina J. Morel, Ed.D., 2005 Milken National Educator Award Winner[i]

“I used TCM during my student teaching, and found that the classroom climate got progressively more positive and less problematic without having to rely on negative strategies or punishment.  I was able to create a classroom culture where students consistently and respectfully listened to their peers and to instruction.”
Amanda Yeadon, student teacher, Seattle University

“Shindler’s Transformative Classroom Management is filled with practical strategies for creating a ‘psychology of success’ in the classroom.  Moreover, the book provides a cogent, clear explanation of how teachers can adopt a ‘transformational mindset’ to implement those strategies.”
Forrest W. Parkay, Washington State University; author, Becoming a Teacher

“I am an assistant principal in Arlington, TX. I had an opportunity upon finding your website to go through and read your book on Transformative Classroom Management. I found it to be a great read and spot on to my way of thinking. I would love to introduce some of these concepts to my faculty and staff. Thank you for taking the time to write such an informative piece.”
—Matthew A. Brown, Miller Elementary


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