Strategies for Successful Classroom Management: Helping Students Succeed Without Losing Your Dignity or Sanity

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Overview

Help difficult students change negative behaviors with these strategies for teaching conflict resolution and anger management, handling power struggles successfully, helping students prevent bullying, and more.
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Editorial Reviews

Barbara K. Given
"This book iswritten clearly and the concrete examples make it a practical guide for teachers. The authors provide a clear rationale for teaching values and behaviors that can go a long way toward building learning communities."
Deborah Alexander-Davis
"The content is crucial for classroom teachers who want to help children learn alternatives to aggression. The authors don’t just ‘talk the talk’, they ‘walk the walk.’"
Kathryn Fitzgerald Abels
"This book will be useful to any adult, not just teachers, who works with students who have issues with aggression."
Sheila Fisher
"Other resources I have used would suggest trying to conference with the aggressive student or removing the student. This book suggests diverting the student by diffusing the anger."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412937849
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/11/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 802,597
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Mendler is a certified elementary and special education teacher with extensive experience working with challenging students in general education, self-contained, and inclusion settings. As an Adjunct Professor at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, he teaches Behavior Management, and Introduction to Special Education. In addition, he provides staff development training for K-12 educators and youth service workers throughout North America with the focus on how to be successful with even the most difficult students. Mr. Mendler’s recent publication, Tips 4 Teachers, is an easy to read book for educators that offers specific, practical strategies from the Discipline with Dignity approach. Brian is a contributor to the book, Just in Time: Powerful Strategies to Promote Positive Behavior, published with Dr. Allen Mendler, co-author of numerous publications including Discipline with Dignity. The publication provides practical, in-depth suggestions for teachers that offer solutions to problems with discipline and motivation.

While completing his Master’s degree at D'Youville College in Buffalo, Brian began volunteering in the Big Brothers/ Big Sisters program. He has been passionately involved with this program, and his “little,” Victor, since that time. He also works with Special Olympics, helping out in their track and field, and softball programs. Brian currently resides in Rochester, NY.

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.

Dr. Allen Mendler is an educator, school psychologist, behavior and classroom management expert, and parent of three children.

He has worked extensively with children of all ages in regular education and special education settings. He has consulted to many schools on the topics of discipline, behavior, and classroom management. He has also consulted at day and residential centers, and has done extensive work with youth in juvenile detention.

Dr. Mendler's emphasis is on developing effective frameworks and strategies for educators to manage behavior and classrooms. He is an expert at helping youth professionals, teachers, administrators, and parents help difficult youth succeed.

As one of the internationally acclaimed authors of the book Discipline with Dignity, Dr. Mendler has given many workshops and seminars to professionals and parents. His behavior management philosophy is highly acclaimed, and Dr. Mendler is in demand as a motivational speaker and trainer by schools all over the world.

He is the author or co-author of many books including:
What Do I Do When?
Power Struggles: Successful Techniques for Educators
Motivating Students Who Don't Care
Connecting with Students
Discipline with Dignity for Challenging Youth

Dr. Mendler's most recent book, Just in Time, provides practical easy-to-read tips and specific methods for preventing discipline problems. His articles have appeared in many journals including Educational Leadership, Kappan, Learning, Reclaiming Children and Youth, and Reaching Today's Youth.

Dr. Mendler has been recognized for his distinguished teaching in the areas of discipline, behavior, and classroom management by the Bureau of Education and Research, and was a recipient of the coveted Crazy Horse Award for having made outstanding contributions to discouraged youth.

Dr. Mendler lives with his wife Barbara and his daughter Lisa in Rochester N.Y.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
1. The Problem of Harmful Aggression
2. Attitudes, Beliefs, and Principles for Educators
3. Why Kids Misbehave and What to Do About It
4. Fair Versus Equal
5. Classroom Strategies for the Teacher
6. Developing Effective Rules
7. Handling Power Struggles Effectively
8. Strategies for Teaching Students to Handle Conflict Effectively
9. Helping Students Handle Bullying
Conclusion
References
Index
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