Because We Can Change the World: A Practical Guide To Building Cooperative, Inclusive Classroom Communities / Edition 1

Because We Can Change the World: A Practical Guide To Building Cooperative, Inclusive Classroom Communities / Edition 1

by Mara Sapon-Shevin, Shevin Sapon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205174892

ISBN-13: 9780205174898

Pub. Date: 11/20/1998

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

With the increase of diverse students in all classrooms, pre-service and in-service teachers often find themselves overwhelmed with how to provide a quality learning community that is inclusive of all students. This book delivers hope, promise, and practical goals for teachers who wish to create a warm, respectful, and nurturing learning environment for their

Overview

With the increase of diverse students in all classrooms, pre-service and in-service teachers often find themselves overwhelmed with how to provide a quality learning community that is inclusive of all students. This book delivers hope, promise, and practical goals for teachers who wish to create a warm, respectful, and nurturing learning environment for their students, that will, in turn, inspire students to make a difference in their classroom community and the world beyond. Discussing theory through vignettes and presenting practical activities, the book helps teachers show children how to understand and accept differences among themselves and in the world in a way that empowers them to make a difference. This book includes practical strategies for teachers, including cooperative games, children's literature selections and activities, and songs which establish a supportive environment. Includes ideas on handling teasing, bullying, and exclusion, also how to handle hard topics such as racism, poverty, differences in families, and students with disabilities. For pre-service and in-service teachers, educators, and administrators in the areas of early childhood, elementary, special education, and multicultural and diversity education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205174898
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
11/20/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.98(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction: CIVICS—An Agenda for Our Schools.

1.Schools as Communities.

2.Sharing Ourselves with others.

3.Knowing others Well.

4.Places Where We All Belong.

5.Setting Goals and Giving and Getting Support.

6.Working Together to Learn.

7.Speaking the Truth and Acting Powerfully.

Final Thoughts: First Steps for New Beginnings.

References.

Children's Books.

Song Appendix.

Resources.

Song Index.

Game/Activity Index.

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