Choice Theory in the Classroom

Choice Theory in the Classroom

by William Glasser, Karen L. Dotson
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Choice Theory in the Classroom by William Glasser, Karen L. Dotson

William Glasser, M.D., puts his successful choice theory to work in our schools—with a new approach in increasing student motivation.

"Dr. Glasser translates choice theory into a productive, classroom model of team learning with emphasis on satisfaction and excitement. Working in small teams, students find that knowledge contributes to power, friendship and fun. Because content and the necessary student collaboration skills must be taught, teachers need to develop skills if they are to use this model successfully. The dividends are 'turned-on ' students and satisfied teachers."
—Madeline Hunter, University of California at Los Angeles

"Choice Theory in the Classroom is a landmark book, without question one of the most important and useful books for teachers to appear in a long while. Written with rare lucidity and grace, the book has numerous instantly usable ideas that will contribute fundamentally to the success of classroom teachers. William Glasser combines his extensive theoretical expertise and wide practical experience to provide a practical and illuminating guide for teachers [that] should be required reading in every college of education in the country."
—David and Roger Johnson, University of Minnesota

"Choice Theory in the Classroom presents an insightful analysis of what is wrong with traditional school and what need to be done about it. Dr. Glasser gives a compelling rationale for the use of learning-teams in schools to capture the excitement and commitment students display in sports but rarely in the classroom. The book is well written and persuasive. I hope every teacher in America buys it, believes it, and behaves accordingly."
—Robert Slavin, John Hopkins University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060952877
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/28/1998
Series: Quill
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 782,786
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

William Glasser, M.D., is a world-renowned psychiatrist who lectures widely. His numerous books have sold 1.7 million copies, and he has trained thousands of counselors in his Choice Theory and Reality Therapy approaches. He is also the president of the William Glasser Institute in Los Angeles.

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Choice Theory in the Classroom 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
tschraml More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book with a compelling theory. The idea of choice theory (that each student makes decisions based on their needs at the moment) is an innovative concept and one worth looking into. It can help teachers to understand the behaviors of students, and the need for educators to fulfill those needs so that these students do not act out in class.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago