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

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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!

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Editorial Reviews

Jennifer Lee Kumnick
"What a fresh approach to classroom management! The problem-solving approach makes so much sense if you want a friendly, caring, and safe classroom. Examples in the book illustrate ways to navigate the difficult behaviors that create barriers to learning."
Claire E. Hamilton
"Marilyn Gootman's work shines as a clear, research-based framework for how teachers can establish caring, respectful classroom communities as illustrated by real teachers' experiences. Beginning teachers will be inspired, and experienced teachers will be challenged."
Jerome I. Leventhal
“The prolific examples contribute to a better understanding of classroom behavior and control. Easy to follow andan enjoyable read."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412962834
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Marilyn E. Gootman is founder of Gootman Education Associates, an educational consulting company that provides workshops and seminars for parents and educators, focusing on successful strategies for raising and teaching children. She has been in the teaching profession for over 25 years, and her teaching experiences range from elementary school to the university level. She holds degrees from Simmons College and Brandeis University and a doctorate from the University of Georgia. She is the author of The Loving Parents’ Guide to Discipline and When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens about Grieving and Healing.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Caring Teachers Can Make a Difference 1

1 Creating a Caring Community 6

2 Setting the Stage for Appropriate Behavior 21

3 Expectations, Limits, and Rules 31

4 Encouragement, Praise, and Rewards 44

5 Social and Emotional Learning 61

6 Harnessing and Channeling Anger Into Constructive Outlets 78

7 Tracking Down the Causes of Misbehavior 98

8 What to Do After Students Misbehave 109

9 Consequences for Misbehavior 133

10 Strategies for Chronic, Annoying Misbehaviors 144

11 Bullying: Prevention and Intervention 159

12 Enhancing Resilience: Strategies for Misbehavior Resulting From Childhood Trauma 169

Conclusion 185

Resource A Suggested Readings 187

Resource B Recommended Programs 191

References 196

Index 207

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