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Setting Limits in the Classroom, 3rd Edition: A Complete Guide to Effective Classroom Management with a School-wide Discipline Planby Lisa Stanzione
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.
Table of Contents
Creating structure that works — Developing positive relationships with encouragement — Engagement strategies: making learning enjoyable — PAT: a motivational gift that keeps on giving — How students learn your rules — How teachers teach their rules — Classroom dances: ineffective discipline in action — Soft limits invite testing and power struggles — Firm limits: clear signals students understand — Ending power struggles before they begin — Logical consequences: structural learning experiences — Recess academy: strategic training for mastering skills — Two-stage time-out: a stop signal kids understand — Using parents for backup support — Using the office for backup support — Managing crises and extreme behavior — Supporting students with ADD/ADHD — Supporting students with special needs — Developing a school-wide discipline plan.
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