I'm teaching in the teacher training program tomorrow, five hours of Classroom Leadership. The first couple of years I taught this course it was titled, "Classroom Management". How to manage a room of 24-30 three through six year olds in a Montessori setting. The name has evolved, the ideas behind it have not and I find myself still calling it Management. I see it this way: the entire training course is a course on Montessori Classroom Leadership, but I am going to cover topics of management. Covering topics about: scheduling, planning, discipline, communicating with parents, environmental design, conflict resolution, etc.
My texts are:
1.) A Teacher's Bag of Tricks, Greg Nelson
2.) Think of Something Quiet, Clare Cherry
3.) Please Don't Sit on the Kids, Clare Cherry--recommended
4.) Montessori in the Classroom, Paula Polk Lillard
5.) Positive Disciple, Jane Nelson--recommended