Informing & Inspiring New Teachers a Kappa Delta Pi publication Volume 18, No. 1 KDP Executive Director FAYE SNODGRESS Consulting Editor MICHAEL P. WHITMAN Managing Editor KAREN L. ALLEN Assistant Editors KATHIE-JO ARNOFF ANDREW E. STONER Art Director CHUCK JARRELL NSTOY Liaison PEGGY TORDOFF Planning for Effective Classroom Management: A Story I BY JOSEPH E. HAVILAND NTA Advisors BERNARD BULL REA KIRK MADELINE KOVARICK JACQUELINE LYDY GINA RILEY NICHOLAS J. ULIANO MACK WELFORD MICHAEL P. WHITMAN you mind making sure that all of the win-dows are closed? Children, is that clear?” The classroom erupted into a chorus of affirmation. Even the few who weren’t sure how the drill was to be conducted wanted to please their teacher (one of the wonders of first graders), so they yelled yeses and nodded with alacrity. “Okay, let’s practice,” the teacher said. She then improvised the sound of a fire alarm: “Ring, ring, ring.” The boys lined up as the teacher had directed, even managing a single-file line after a bit, as did the girls. When the children filed out of the room, Kathy made sure that the windows were closed and Johnny turned out the lights and shut the Dr. Haviland is an associate professor in the Department door as he, the last to leave, exited the of Curriculum and Instruction at Temple University in classroom. Philadelphia, PA. t was the first week of a new school year and 27 first graders were excited—about themselves, one another, and school (a nice thing about first graders). The school day had just gotten underway when the lesson was interrupted by a knock on the door. The principal’s secretary brought news of a fire drill that day. So the teacher switched gears. “Children,” the teacher advised, “some-time this year we will have a fire drill. When we do, this is what I want us to do: Boys, you will line up here (pointing) in single file; and girls, you will line up along here (again pointing). Johnny, will you please be the last to leave the room? Just turn off the lights and close the door behind you. And Kathy, would C ALL F OR M ANUSCRIPTS ISSN 1070-7301 published four times during the school year by Kappa Delta Pi, 3707 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1158. Send all subscription orders and editorial correspondence to address above, call 1-800-284-3167, or visit KDP Online at www.kdp.org. Subscription rate: $10.00 members, per year, domestic; $12.00, members, foreign; $12.00, nonmembers, domestic; $14.00, nonmembers, foreign. Single copies, $3.50 (+s&h). Third-class bulk permit paid at Columbus, Ohio. Postmaster does not return issue to publisher with address change. Subscriber must send changes to: Kappa Delta Pi, 3707 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1158. ©2010 by Kappa Delta Pi. All rights reserved. C OPYRIGHT & P ERMISSION Copyrights on all print and electronic versions of New Teacher Advocate are held by Kappa Delta Pi, and all content is protected by U.S. copyright law. One article in any issue of New Teacher Advocate may be reproduced up to 40 copies without permission if (1) duplication is for educational purposes at a nonprofit institution; (2) copies are made available without charge beyond reproduction costs; and (3) each copy fully cites authors and sources, including the sole publisher and copyright holder—Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. Permission to reproduce more than one article or under condi-tions other than those specified must be obtained in writing from Permissions, Kappa Delta Pi, 3707 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1158 or email@example.com. Spring 2011 — Deadline: October 15, 2010. Summer 2011 — Deadline: February 15, 2011. NTA publishes articles on topics pertinent and practical to teachers new to the classroom that will support them and enable their success. Suggested topics include inquiry learning, integrating technology, blending standards and creativity, seasonal subjects. Length 500–850 words. Writers also may submit personal stories and “Aha!” moments from their teaching experiences. Length: 100–350 words. Send manuscripts, letters, and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit NTA Online at www.kdp.org/publications/nta.