Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood: Positive Discipline for PreK-3 Classrooms and Beyond / Edition 1
  • Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood: Positive Discipline for PreK-3 Classrooms and Beyond / Edition 1
  • Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood: Positive Discipline for PreK-3 Classrooms and Beyond / Edition 1

Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood: Positive Discipline for PreK-3 Classrooms and Beyond / Edition 1

by Ronald Mah
     
 

Teachers are masterful in balancing the diverse backgrounds, social-emotional needs, and academic goals of children in their classrooms—that is, if they can only get them to sit still, pay attention, keep their hands off of each other (or out of the fish tank), or a host of other effective aggravations! But creating a classroom of attentive learners takes

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Overview

Teachers are masterful in balancing the diverse backgrounds, social-emotional needs, and academic goals of children in their classrooms—that is, if they can only get them to sit still, pay attention, keep their hands off of each other (or out of the fish tank), or a host of other effective aggravations! But creating a classroom of attentive learners takes more than swift discipline—it involves helping children make good behavioral choices by developing their self-control rather than controlling them to make the choices we prefer.

Difficult behavior in Early Childhood offers insight into understanding why certain children behave in certain ways, so teachers can react appropriately to individual behaviors and needs. In an engaging, conversational tone, the book covers

  • Reconciling the different behavioral expectations of families and schools
  • Applying timeout effectively
  • Motivating children immediately and powerfully
  • Establishing and following through with boundaries
  • Developing behavior incentive plans that work
  • Identifying early signs of depression, anxiety, grief, and special needs
Through informed practice, teachers can bring about positive behavioral change and healthy, productive development.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412937153
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
929,685
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Discipline in classrooms, families, and society9
2Before timeout : understanding children's sense of time23
3Three common uses of timeout and why they fail to work31
4The community theory of timeout that works39
5Applying timeout effectively45
6Boundaries : the foundation for growth and change55
7Follow-through and consistency61
8How and why punishment works - and doesn't work69
9The effective and judicious uses of praise75
10The most important lesson of choices83
11Motivating reward systems : key issues and effective principles89
12Rewards-only behavior plans99
13Connecting goals to motivating rewards105
14When there is more to it : helping children with deeper issues121
Conclusion : now what?145

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