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Teaching Children Compassionately: How Students and Teachers Can Succeed with Mutual Understandingby Marshall B. Rosenberg
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In this keynote address to a national conference of Montessori educators, Marshall Rosenberg describes his progressive, radical approach to teaching that centers on compassionate connection. Marshall describes the counterproductive role that power and punishment play in our schools, and challenges educators to motivate students instead "by a reverence for life." This practical application of Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process offers educators the tools to create exceptional learning environments. This is an exceptional resource for teachers, school counselors, school administrators, child care providers and more!
Nonviolent Communication will help you:
- Maximize the individual potential of all students
- Improve trust and connection in your classroom community
- Strengthen student interest, retention and connection to their work
- Find cooperation without using demands
- Improve classroom teamwork, efficiency and results
The tenets of "Nonviolent Communication are applied to a variety of settings, including the classroom and the home, in these booklets on how to resolve conflict peacefully. Illustrative exercises, sample stories, and role-playing activities offer the opportunity for self-evaluation, discovery, and application.
Skills for creating a successful classroom are included in this transcription of a keynote address and workshop given to a national conference of Montessori educators. Describing the counterproductive role that power and punishment currently play in schools, this treatise challenges educators to inspire cooperation without using demands, strengthening student interest and classroom community from within.
About the Author
Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD, is the author of Life-Enriching Education and Nonviolent Communication. He is the founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication, an international nonprofit organization that teaches peacemaking skills. He lives in La Crescenta, California.
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