Making Good Choices: Developing Responsibility, Respect, and Self-Discipline in Grades 4-9

Making Good Choices: Developing Responsibility, Respect, and Self-Discipline in Grades 4-9

by Richard L. Curwin
     
 

This guidebook offers teachers eight ready-to-use strategies to help students make good choices for good behavior in the classroom as well as in the real world.

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Overview

This guidebook offers teachers eight ready-to-use strategies to help students make good choices for good behavior in the classroom as well as in the real world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761946342
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/11/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.28(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Richard Curwin is an award winning instructor, author and educational consltant. His philosophy on discipline, behavior, and classroom management is one of the most widely used in the world. He is co-author on the national best selling book Discipline with Dignity, which offers educators a plethora of strategies on behavior and classroom management.

Dr. Curwin has also authored or co-authored many other publications, including:
Discipline with Dignity for Challenging Youth
Rediscovering Hope:
Our Greatest Teaching Strategy.
Making Good Choices

His seminars and training sessions offer educators ready-to-use strategies with objectives, materials, language, and examples-all designed to encourage students to accept responsibility for their own behavior. Dr. Cuwin believes that mistakes can become opportunities for learning, and provide teachers a chance to teach respect and self-discipline.

Dr. Curwin's articles have appeared in Educational Leadership, Reclaiming Children and Youth, Instructor, Parenting, and Learning. All highly acclaimed educational resources. He is a leader in the fields of discipline, behavior, and classroom management.

He is in high demand as a speaker in America and internationally. His strategies and techniques are used in Belgium, Germany, Japan, Singapore and Israel. He was a recipient of the coveted Crazy Horse Award for having made outstanding contributions to discouraged youth.

Dr. Curwin is the parent of 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He resides in San Francisco, California.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Author
1The Classroom as a Laboratory for Life1
2Eight Objectives and Ten Guidelines for Using This Book7
3Accepting Responsibility15
4Who's in Charge?25
5The Art of Prediction35
6Take Time to Plan45
7Learning from Mistakes59
8Effective Communication69
9Rules, Rules, Rules!81
10The Classroom as Community89
11Conclusion94
Glossary95
Suggested Reading97
Index99

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