Volume IV in the Breaking the Mold series
TITLE: Breaking the Mold of Classroom Organization and Management:
Innovative and Successful Practices of Engagement, Motivation, and
Student Empowerment for 21st Century Schools
EDITORS: Audrey Co
an, Ed.D. and Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D.
PUBLISHER: Rowman and Littlefield
SCOPE AND PURPOSE:
We have several invited chapters and now we are soliciting unpublished
work through this open invitation. As the title suggests, this edited
book aims to offer a collection of innovative ideas representing best
practices for engagement, motivation, and student empowerment with a
special focus on classroom organization and management. We are looking
for proposal submissions that share authentic, research-based,
successful practices that break the traditional mold of classroom
organization and classroom management in diverse PreK-16 educational
contexts and utilize instructional approaches that are engaging,
motivating, and empowering to students.
Similar to our previous volumes, the goal of this fourth book is to
offer a collection of essays on innovative, successful practices
representing a range of narratives from authors of diverse experiences
and backgrounds. We will offer readers compelling documentary accounts
as answers to commonly posed questions including:
o What are innovative classroom organizational practices for 21st
o How can we break the mold of traditional classroom management
o How can classroom design and organizational structures successfully
o How can we best engage reluctant learners?
o How can we foster meaningful learning for the struggling student?
o How can we stimulate curiosity and lifelong learning for all students?
o How can we successfully organize and manage increasingly diverse
classrooms while attending to both individual needs and high standards?
o What role does play have in education on all grade levels?
o What roles do skepticism and critical thinking have in the learning
o How can we enhance students’ intrinsic motivation to become successful
o What strategies empower students to become independent learners?
The book will be divided into 5 majors sections (Early Childhood,
Elementary School, Middle and High Schools, Community and 4-year
Colleges or Universities, and Global Perspectives).
The primary audience for the book will be PreK-16 educators, school,
district and higher education administrators, teacher educators, and
professional developers. Specifically, this book will support novice and
experienced teachers as well as administrators in varied stages of their
professional development who wish to look for examples of successful,
innovative instructional practices related to classroom organization,
management, and student engagement. The secondary audience will be
pre-service teachers and aspiring administrators who will benefit from
reading the book as it offers a range of successful innovations and
SPECIAL NOTES TO PROSPECTIVE AUTHORS:
There are no restrictions on the background or specialization of the
authors, as long as their chapters reflect research-based scholarship, a
concise theoretical framework, and documented, successful implementation
of current innovative practices in the target categories.
Scholars and practitioners who are interested in contributing to this
book are invited to submit a 500-word manuscript proposal in Microsoft
Word by September 30th, 2010. Please create and email us one document
all the required components.
On the cover page, please provide the following:
Name, title, current position, complete contact information including
work mailing address, phone number, email address, and a 3-4 sentence
biographical blurb. Please also include a list of each authors’ key
In the chapter proposal, remember to start with a working title. Please
include the tentative organization of the chapter identifying headings
and subheadings which would clearly outline the content of the entire
chapter. The proposal should highlight the research base and the
theoretical context of the innovation, and it should also detail the
actual implementation of the innovative practice or program through a
narrative voice. To be aligned with the focus of the book, please
incorporate authentic, concrete examples, and an account of the
successful, documented outcomes, but avoid writing in the first person
singular. Please use no more than 7-10 references to support your
proposal, but do not count them as part of the 500-word limit.
Only submissions following these guidelines and including APA-style
references based on the 6th edition may be considered.
Chapter proposals will be assessed based on originality of the
innovation, topic suitability, well established research-base, and
reader-friendly, yet scholarly writing style. Prospective authors are
encouraged to review the first volume in the series (Breaking the Mold
of School Instruction and Organization: Innovative and Successful
Practices for the 21st Century; 2010) for sample chapters and acceptable
writing style. Invitations to submit a full, 2500-word chapter
(including references, tables and charts) will be sent out by
December15th 2010. Completed chapters will be due no later than April
30th, 2011. Please e-mail your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can be contacted at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with
Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D.
Division of Education
1000 Hempstead Ave
PO Box 5002
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002
Tel: (516) 678-5000 X 6343
Fax: (516) 256 2291