Solving Thorny Behavior Problems

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Overview

Arguing, excluding classmates, forming cliques, "forgetting" to do homework, balking at sharing, refusing to do work-these common but challenging misbehaviors often disrupt learning, frustrate children, and exhaust teachers. Veteran educator Caltha Crowe shares five practical strategies that will help teachers and children solve these problems together. You'll learn to use:

• Problem-solving conferences
• Conflict resolution
• Role-playing
• Class meetings
• Individual written agreements

With warmth, wit, and deep insight into classroom life, Crowe offers abundant guidance to help you use the strategies. She supports you with:

• Detailed steps
• Keys to success
• Effective teacher language
• Planning pages so you can personalize each strategy

True stories from classrooms, actual dialogues with students, and answers to real teachers' questions make for a lively book with an authentic and encouraging teacher voice. Throughout, Crowe never wavers in her belief in building classroom community through kind, respectful collaboration with children.
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What People Are Saying

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"Reading this book is like watching a master teacher demonstrate skills for helping students create a caring, respectful, cooperative classroom where they can experience the joy of learning."--(Jane Nelsen, author of Positive Discipline)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892989321
  • Publisher: Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 307,795
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 Getting Ready

Chapter 2 Problem-Solving Conferences
Chapter 3 Student-to-Student Conflict Resolution
Chapter 4 Role-Playing

Chapter 5 Class Meetings
Chapter 6 Individual Written Agreements
Chapter 7 Using Strategies in Concert: Paulina's Story
Appendix A Morning Meeting: A Powerful Way to Begin the Day
Appendix B Rules Children Care About: The Responsive Classroom® Approach to Creating and Teaching Classroom Rules
Appendix C Beyond the Classroom Walls: Solving Problems that Involve Children from Different Classrooms
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