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2 The purpose of this literature review is to explore the dimensions of classroom management, including student involvement and humor, along with more traditional methods. I have attempted to provide a wide range of techniques and methods so the reader has an opportunity to examine ideas that may be new and unique to them. Techniques highlighted include those of William Glasser (student involvement), Rudolf Dreikurs (Logical Consequences), Fredric Jones (the Jones Model), Ken Ernst (Transactional Analysis), the use of humor and magic, and others.

The question will be raised as to whether students succeed better in a school where a single teacher implements behavior techniques or if it is necessary for entire schools and possibly school districts to adhere to the method. The hope is to assist others in creating clear, concrete methods of classroom management that discourage the dragons and monsters of confusion and chaos from reeking havoc in the halls of education.

3 Classroom Management Under the Microscope John Dewey said, ?What I have learned is that the purpose of education is to allow each individual to come into full possession of his or her personal power.? Part of personal power is behavior and being in control of it. Are teachers responsible for their student?s behavior, or do students need to be held accountable for their own behavior? What follows is a study of classroom management approaches that encourage students to be responsible not only for their behavior, but for much of their experience in school, as well as looking at models that dictate behavior. These approaches include William Glasser, Rudolf Dreikurs, Fredric H Jones, William Byham, and others. The reader will be able to determine for themselves which approach is best for their situation, and if they need to change the method of classroom management they...