Inside Books: Temperament-Based Elementary Classroom Management By Sandee Graham McClowry

“Understanding how children differ in temperament can help teachers to support their academic and social-emotional developments,” writes Sandee Graham McClowry in her new book, Temperament-Based Elementary Classroom Management  (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

McClowry, a professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology, is the creator of INSIGHTS into Children’s Temperament, a classroom intervention program, and the principal investigator of the three federally funded studies that tested its effectiveness.

In Temperament-Based Elementary Classroom Management, the author asserts that teachers need to incorporate knowledge about temperament into their strategies for classroom management.  She illustrates how targeted temperament-based strategies succeed where other disciplinary practices have failed.