Teaching Children to Care: Classroom Management for Ethical and Academic Growth, K-8 / Edition 2

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"Ruth Charney gives teachers help on things that really matter. She wants children to learn how to care for themselves, their fellow students, their environment, and their work. Her book is loaded with practical wisdom. Using Charney's positive approach to classroom management will make the whole school day go better."
- Nel Noddings, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, and author of Caring

This definitive work about classroom management will show teachers how to turn their vision of respectful, friendly, academically rigorous classrooms into reality.

The new edition includes:

  • More information on teaching middle-school students
  • Additional strategies for helping children with challenging behavior
  • Updated stories and examples from real classrooms.

"Teaching Children to Care offers educators a practical guide to one of the most effective social and emotional learning programs I know of. The Responsive Classroom approach creates an ideal environment for learning—a pioneering program every teacher should know about."
- Daniel Goleman, Author of Emotional Intelligence

"I spent one whole summer reading Teaching Children to Care. It was like a rebirth for me. This book helped direct my professional development. After reading it, I had a path to follow. I now look forward to rereading this book each August to refresh and reinforce my ability to effectively manage a social curriculum in my classroom."
- Gail Zimmerman, second-grade teacher, Jackson Mann Elementary School, Boston, MA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892989086
  • Publisher: Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 146,732

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Foreword 3
Sect. I Building a Learning Community 7
1 Intentions 17
2 I See You, I See Everything 27
3 Making the Rules with Children 69
4 Teaching the Rules 107
5 The Critical Contract: A Student's Individual Goals for the Year 123
Sect. II Making the Community Work 139
6 Using Logical Consequences When Rules Are Broken 143
7 Time-Out: Establishing Boundaries and Promoting Self-Control 165
8 The Five Percent 191
9 Working Together to Support the Rules 211
Sect. III The Voices of Teaching 227
10 Empowering Language: Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say 233
11 Stress the Deed, Not the Doer 247
12 The Voices of Authority 265
Sect. IV Further Strategies for Difficult Classroom Behaviors 273
13 Problem-Solving Class Meetings 277
14 Teachers as Mirrors: Using Social Conferences 305
15 Individual Contracts 339
Sect. V Clear Positives 361
16 Teaching by Clear Positives: Revisiting Ideals 369
17 Clear Positives in Action 383
Conclusion: Authentic Teaching 403
App. A 409
App. B 413
App. C 419
App. D 425
App. E 427
Recommended Resources 433
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