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Setting Limits in the Classroom, Revised: How to Move Beyond the Dance of Discipline in Today's Classroomsby Robert J Mackenzie
Synopses & Reviews
Disruptive behavior, power struggles, lack of motivation, attention deficit disorder—at times the list of obstacles to teaching seems endless. That’s why thousands of teachers and child-care providers have turned to the solutions in Setting Limits in the Classroom. This fully updated and expanded third edition offers the most up-to-date alternatives to punishment and permissiveness—moving beyond traditional methods that wear you down and get you nowhere.
• Eliminating power struggles and handling disruptions quickly
• Establishing an effective environment for learning
• Using natural and logical consequences to support your rules
• Conducting proactive, focused parent conferences
• New research and techniques for supporting special-needs children
With its new focus on younger students and special tools for handling “strong-willed”
children, this edition offers schoolteachers the tools they need to gain control of their classrooms—respectfully and effectively.
Thousands of teachers, childcare providers, and parents are turning to the solutions presented in this revised edition that provides the most up-to-date alternatives to the ineffective extremes of punishment and permissiveness, and outlines methods for setting clear, firm limits supported by words and actions.
Power struggles, lack of motivation, disruptive students, attention deficit disorder — at times the list of obstacles to simply teaching students seems endless. Without question, more and more children are pushing adults to the limits. For this reason, thousands of teachers, childcare providers, and parents are turning to the solutions presented in Setting Limits in the Classroom. This revised edition provides the most up-to-date alternatives to the ineffective extremes of punishment and permissiveness and outlines methods for setting clear, firm limits supported by words and actions. This step-by-step guide shows readers how to:
-- Create structure that works
-- Stop power struggles and handle disruptions quickly
-- Motivate students and establish a climate of cooperation and respect
-- Manage hyperactive and inattentive students
-- Conduct proactive, focused parent conferences
-- And more!
Table of Contents
Creating structure that works — How teachers teach their rules — How children learn your rules — The classroom dance of ineffective discipline — Are your limits firm or soft? — How to be clear with your words — Stopping power struggles before they begin — How to support your rules with consequences — Natural consequences : natural learning experiences — Logical consequences : structured learning experiences — Two-stage time-out : a stop signal that works — Managing extreme behavior — Using the office for back-up support — Inspiring cooperation with positive motivation — PAT : a motivational gift that keeps on giving — Teaching skills : showing them works best — Solving problems with homework — Developing a schoolwide discipline plan.
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