The Caring Teacher's Guide to Discipline: Helping Students Learn Self-Control, Responsibility, and Respect, K-6 / Edition 3

The Caring Teacher's Guide to Discipline: Helping Students Learn Self-Control, Responsibility, and Respect, K-6 / Edition 3

by Marilyn E. Gootman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412962838

ISBN-13: 9781412962834

Pub. Date: 07/01/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Effective discipline goes hand in hand with both proficient teaching and a caring classroom community. This third edition of Marilyn E. Gootman's bestseller shows novice and veteran teachers how to guide student behavior by developing positive, supportive relationships.

Gootman's approach to discipline focuses on two essentials: teaching students the skills of

Overview

Effective discipline goes hand in hand with both proficient teaching and a caring classroom community. This third edition of Marilyn E. Gootman's bestseller shows novice and veteran teachers how to guide student behavior by developing positive, supportive relationships.

Gootman's approach to discipline focuses on two essentials: teaching students the skills of appropriate behavior and showing them how to avoid inappropriate behavior. Featuring summaries of key points at the end of each chapter, this revised edition offers a new chapter on establishing a caring classroom community, guidelines on how to handle cyberbullying, and an updated and expanded resource list featuring literature and programs on classroom discipline. Teachers can help children become good thinkers, good learners, and good classroom citizens by Setting realistic rules and expectations for conduct, Developing students' problem-solving techniques, Encouraging open communication to resolve disagreements, Creating partnerships with parents. By creating a nurturing environment in the classroom, teachers can make a difference in children's lives-and maintain their own enthusiasm and idealism!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412962834
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the Third Edition     viii
Acknowledgments     ix
About the Author     xi
Introduction: Caring Teachers Can Make a Difference     1
What Is Caring Teacher Discipline?     2
Caring Teacher Discipline Saves Time and Reduces Stress     2
Caring Teacher Discipline: An Approach for All Students     3
The Basic Assumption     4
Summary of Main Points     5
Creating a Caring Community     6
Caring Classroom Relationships: A Win-Win Situation     6
Creating a Caring Community: A Necessity for Our Times     7
Establishing Caring Relationships With Our Students     8
Establishing Caring Relationships Among Our Students     10
Engaging Parents as Partners in Discipline     13
Insecure Attachment to Adults: A Relationship Challenge     17
Summary of Main Points     20
Setting the Stage for Appropriate Behavior     21
Space: There's a Place for Everything     22
Time     23
Class Meetings     28
Summary of Main Points     30
Expectations, Limits, and Rules     31
Unreasonable Barricades: How Students Respond     32
No Fences: HowStudents Respond     33
Waist-High Fences: How Students Respond     34
How to Build Waist-High Fences     35
Summary of Main Points     43
Encouragement, Praise, and Rewards     44
Encouraging     44
Praising     45
The Artful Critique     52
Rewarding     53
Summary of Main Points     60
Social and Emotional Learning     61
Recognizing and Labeling Feelings     62
Communicating Feelings Nonhurtfully: I Messages     66
Listening to Others     68
Caring Teacher Listening: A Preventive Discipline Tool     70
Summary of Main Points     77
Harnessing and Channeling Anger Into Constructive Outlets     78
Defusing Student Anger on the Spot     78
Helping Students Harness Anger     82
Preventing Student Anger     86
Harnessing Our Own Anger     91
Summary of Main Points     97
Tracking Down the Causes of Misbehavior     98
Looking in the Mirror     98
Keeping Anecdotal Records     99
Understanding Common Causes of Misbehavior     102
Summary of Main Points      108
What to Do After Students Misbehave     109
Low-Key Discipline     109
Discipline With a Capital D     112
Contract for Prevention     123
The Benefits of Problem Solving for Students     123
Teaching Our Students Problem Solving     125
Group Problem Solving     126
Summary of Main Points     132
Consequences for Misbehavior     133
Choosing a Consequence     134
Differentiating Between Consequences and Punishments     135
Problem Solving as a Tool for Determining Consequences     138
More About Problem Solving for Consequences     140
Summary of Main Points     143
Strategies for Chronic, Annoying Misbehaviors     144
Kinds of Misbehavior     146
Summary of Main Points     158
Bullying: Prevention and Intervention     159
Definition of Bullying     160
Prevention     161
Intervention     162
Cyberbullying     166
Summary of Main Points     167
Enhancing Resilience: Strategies for Misbehavior Resulting From Childhood Trauma     169
What Is Childhood Trauma?     170
Our Role      172
Behavior Problems That Could Be Manifestations of Trauma     174
Summary of Main Points     183
Conclusion     185
Suggested Readings     187
Recommended Programs     191
References     196
Index     207

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