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The Win-Win Classroom
A Fresh and Positive Look at Classroom Management



© 2008 | 328 pages | Corwin

"The reader comes away with strategies for implementation and the confidence to create win-win classrooms and support students in self-management."
—Jo Ann Freiberg, Educational Consultant

"Includes more examples than any other book of its kind I've ever read."
—Stephen Haslam, Educational Consultant

"The focus throughout this book is on effective classroom strategies for setting up a win-win environment where everyone's needs are met and there are fewer power struggles to disrupt instruction"
—Wendy Marshal, Director, Educational Technology Training Center
                                           Armstrong Atlantic State University

At the start of your career or at the end of your rope…

When it comes to student behavior challenges in the classroom, conventional practices and punitive discipline codes often fail to motivate students to change their attitudes or behavior. Recognized for defining a nontraditional approach that really works, Jane Bluestein offers educators ways to prevent discipline problems, build student accountability, and end frustrating power struggles with kids of all ages.

This authoritative, research-based guidebook discusses the impact of stress, brain functioning, learning styles, and social and emotional issues on student behavior. You'll find examples, guidelines, charts, and anecdotes, along with practical, powerful, and effective ideas to help you:

  • Avoid falling into the "rules and punishment" trap
  • Establish win-win authority relationships while defusing conflict and opposition
  • Build a positive, caring, and emotionally safe learning climate
  • Encourage student cooperation, motivation, self-management, and on-task behavior
  • Engage even the most defiant, defeated, or resistant learner by using powerful alternative strategies

The Win-Win Classroom will change the way you interact with students and help you build a positive social culture within your school and classroom.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
Part I. The System, Your Students, and You
 
1. Drawing the Line
 
2. Starting Where You Are
 
3. Clarifying What You Want
 
Part II. The Challenges
 
4. Behavior and the Brain
 
5. Tripping Over the System
 
6. Catching Up to the Twenty-First Century
 
7. Keeping the Big Picture in Mind
 
Part III. Restructuring Power Dynamics
 
8. Connecting With Kids
 
9. Who's Got the Power?
 
10. Win-Win Authority Relationships
 
Part IV. Establishing Authority in a Win-Win Classroom
 
11. Mastering Motivation
 
12. The Power of Choice
 
13. The Beauty of Boundaries
 
14. Following Through
 
15. Responding Nonreactively
 
Part V. Success Orientation
 
16. Managing a Win-Win Classroom
 
17. Planning for Success
 
18. Learning Styles and Preferences
 
Part VI. Increasing Positivity
 
19. Changing Your Focus
 
20. Creating Congruence
 
21. Keeping the Good Stuff Going
 
22. Supporting Emotional and Social Development
 
23. Building Problem-Solving Skills
 
Part VII. Working the System
 
24. Backup and Support
 
25. Secrets of Successful Self-Care
 
Epilogue
 
Resource A. Win-Win Ideas for Administrators
 
Resource B. Magic Sentences
 
Resource C. Characteristics of Healthy Relationships
 
Recommended Reading
 
Index

"The focus throughout this book is on effective classroom strategies for setting up a win-win environment where everyone’s needs are met and there are fewer power struggles to disrupt instruction."

Wendy Marshall, Director, Educational Technology Training Center
Armstrong Atlantic State University

"I have always been a 'wanna-be' win-win teacher, but did not have all the tools I needed to become one. I only knew what I did not want to be. The suggestions in this book have benefited both my students and me, and I am very grateful for that."

Patty Johnston, Teacher
Rothesay High School, New Brunswick, Canada

"The suggestions for motivating cooperative behavior are excellent! The list of choices to offer students and guidelines for offering choices are so useful."

Stephen Haslam, Educational Consultant
Geode Educational Services

“The reader comes away with strategies for implementation and the confidence to create win-win classrooms and support students in self-management.”

Jo Ann Freiberg, Educational Consultant
Connecticut State Department of Education

“A clearly stated guide that teachers can use to unlock the learning process for students while maintaining their joy of teaching.”

Aili Pogust, Literacy Consultant, Coach, and Trainer
The Pogust Group
Key features
  • An authoritative book with nearly two decades of successful field experience supporting its techniques
  • Practical and effective strategies for creating win-win dynamics in the classroom
  • Designed for the differentiated classroom with large numbers of non-traditional learners
  • Includes sidebars, case examples, self-assessments, reproducibles, tips on self-care and support networks, implications for administrators, a bibliography, glossary, notes, and index.
  • The author supports the book with a full calendar of workshops and in-service trainings

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