Strategies for Successful Classroom Management
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Strategies for Successful Classroom Management
Helping Students Succeed Without Losing Your Dignity or Sanity



© 2008 | 176 pages | Corwin

"The content is crucial for classroom teachers who want to help children learn alternatives to aggression. The authors don't just 'talk the talk,' they 'walk the walk.'"
—Deborah Alexander-Davis
Educational Consultant

"The authors provide a clear rationale for teaching values and behaviors that can go a long way toward building learning communities."
—Barbara K. Given, Codirector, Adolescent and Adult Learning Research Center
George Mason University

Use these innovative strategies and provide positive role models for classroom and schoolwide behavior!

From the authors of the Discipline with Dignity series, this practical resource offers the best motivational practices that make difficult students want to behave. This book emphasizes specific things to say and do to stop most problems before they start and how to handle disruptive student incidents without losing your dignity or attacking theirs. Teachers, administrators and counselors will find guidance for:

  • Teaching conflict resolution and anger management
  • Ending complaints of "That's not fair"
  • Stopping power struggles
  • Helping students prevent and respond to bullying
  • Developing effective school rules and consequences

This invaluable resource is ideal for educators dedicated to creating and sustaining safe, stable school environments where learning can flourish.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. The Problem of Harmful Aggression
 
2. Attitudes, Beliefs, and Principles for Educators
 
3. Why Kids Misbehave and What to Do About It
 
4. Fair Versus Equal
 
5. Classroom Strategies for the Teacher
 
6. Developing Effective Rules
 
7. Handling Power Struggles Effectively
 
8. Strategies for Teaching Students to Handle Conflict Effectively
 
9. Helping Students Handle Bullying
 
Conclusion
 
References
 
Index

"This book is written clearly and the concrete examples make it a practical guide for teachers. The authors provide a clear rationale for teaching values and behaviors that can go a long way toward building learning communities."

Barbara K. Given, Codirector
Adolescent and Adult Learning Research Center, George Mason University

"The content is crucial for classroom teachers who want to help children learn alternatives to aggression. The authors don’t just ‘talk the talk’, they ‘walk the walk.’"

Deborah Alexander-Davis, Educational Consultant

"This book will be useful to any adult, not just teachers, who works with students who have issues with aggression."

Kathryn Fitzgerald Abels, EC Resource Teacher
Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools, NC

"Other resources I have used would suggest trying to conference with the aggressive student or removing the student. This book suggests diverting the student by diffusing the anger."

Sheila Fisher, Principal
Maria Weston Chapman Middle School, North Attleboro, MA
Key features
  • Practical strategies for creating classroom and schoolwide alternatives to aggression
  • Provides models for problem solving, conflict resolution, anger management, stress reduction, renaming and reframing, finding spirituality from within, and creating safe classrooms
  • Based on the authors' critically acclaimed Discipline with Dignity and As Tough as Necessary

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Introduction

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