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Shouting Won't Grow Dendrites
20 Techniques to Detour Around the Danger Zones

Second Edition


© 2014 | 176 pages | Corwin
Dispel discipline problems with new classroom management techniques!

Behavioral problems often occur when students are bored or unmotivated. Your best offense is a classroom environment that’s proactive, supportive, and fun. This newly revised edition from education expert, Marcia L. Tate, helps you meet your students where they are. You’ll find 5 new ways to detour students around misbehavior, updated research, new vignettes, and the latest classroom management techniques that you can implement right away.
 
In a new two color illustrated format, Tate provides a theoretical framework, practical applications, detailed implementation, and reflection opportunity for each strategy introduced. Teachers at all levels will discover Common Core-aligned techniques that will help them to:
 
• Establish a relationship with students that supports deep learning
• Deliver brain-compatible lessons
• Work with students who have attention deficit disorder and chronic behavior problems
• Promote student concentration and memory with classroom arrangement, light, color, and music 
 
Learn how to improve student learning in today’s challenging social climate. Implement the crucial elements for lasting motivation and engagement with this essential guide!

Praise for the First Edition:
"Teachers of any grade level, Pre-K through adult, can benefit from this book. It is an easy read with useful ideas that are backed up by quality research. Teachers can read about a strategy very quickly, learn why it is important, discover the steps for implementation, and begin reflecting on how to apply the strategy to their own classroom." 
—Denise Leonard, Beginning Teacher 
Support and Assessment Staff Development Teacher 
Torrance Unified School District, CA
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
Detour: Get to Know Each Student
 
1. Develop a Relationship With Each Student
What: Creating a Caring Culture  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
2. Expect the Best!
What: You Get What You Expect  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
3. Understand the Symptoms
What: Causes of Misbehavior  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
Detour: Create a Physical Environment Conducive to Learning
 
4. Light Up Their World
What: Lighting and the Brain  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
5. Let the Music Play
What: Music and the Brain  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
6. Color Their World
What: Color and the Brain  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
7. Stop and Smell the Roses
What: Aromas and the Brain  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
8. Create a Natural Environment
What: Room Arrangement and the Brain  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
Detour: Engage the Brains of Your Students
 
9. Use Brain-Compatible Strategies
What: Engaging the Brain  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
10. Hook Them Into Relevant Lessons
What: Attention and the Bain  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
11. Let Them Talk!
What: Conversation and the Brain  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
12. Let Them Move!
What: Movement and the Brain  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
13. Keep Them Laughing
What: Humor and the Brain  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
Detour: Develop a Proactive Management Plan
 
14. Teach Your Rituals
What: Establishing Your Procedures  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
15. Accentuate the Positive
What: Creating an Affirming Classroom Environment  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
16. Celebrate Good Times, Come On!
What: Celebrations and the Brain  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
17. Use Low-Profile Interventions
What: Intervening Appropriately  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
18. De-emphasize the Negative
What: Consequences For Misbehavior  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
19. Get Help With Chronic Behavior Challenges
What: Managing the Difficult to Manage  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
20. Solicit Parental Support
What: Parents on Your Side  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Classroom Application  
Reflection  
 
Bibliography
 
Index
Key features
  • Classroom management is a topic of great concern for beginning teachers, and experienced teachers are often looking to new techniques to try
  • Teachers love to discover how students think and learn, and this book provides information on brain-compatible learning strategies
  • Covers chronic behavior challenges such as attention deficit disorder, anxiety disorder, opposition disorder, and conduct disorder
  • Full of easy-to-implement strategies and activities

·         The format has been changed to reflect the 5 ways to detour students around misbehavior.

·         There are new stories throughout the chapters to illustrate different points. 

·         Introduction has been changed to reflect societal issues that make it more difficult to manage students than ever before.

·         There is updated research in each chapter.

·         Most of the illustrations are new.

·         There are additional new activities in each chapter.


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