Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers: Effective Classroom Management for Social, Emotional, and Academic Success

Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers: Effective Classroom Management for Social, Emotional, and Academic Success


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Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers: Effective Classroom Management for Social, Emotional, and Academic Success by Jane Nelsen Ed.D., Kelly Gfroerer Ph.D.


The Positive Discipline method has proved to be an invaluable resource for teachers who want to foster creative problem-solving within their students, giving them the behavioral skills they need to understand and process what they learn. In Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers, you will learn how to successfully incorporate respectful, solution-oriented approaches to ensure a cooperative and productive classroom. Using tools like "Connection Before Correction," "Four Problem-Solving Steps," and "Focusing on Solutions," teachers will be able to focus on student-centered learning, rather than wasting time trying to control their students' behavior. Each tool is specifically tailored for the modern classroom, with examples and positive solutions to each and every roadblock that stands in the way of cooperative learning.
Complete with the most up-to-date research on classroom management and the effectiveness of the Positive Discipline method, this comprehensive guide also includes helpful teacher stories and testimonials from around the world. You will learn how to:
- Model kind and firm leadership in the classroom
- Keep your students involved and intrinsically motivated
- Improve students’ self-regulation
-And more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101905395
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Series: Positive Discipline Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 207,123
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

JANE NELSEN, Ed.D, coauthor of the bestselling Positive Discipline series, is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist and an internationally known speaker.

KELLY GFROERER, Ph.D., Director of Training and Research at the Positive Discipline Association, is co-author of Positive Discipline Teacher Tool Cards and a licensed professional counselor and educational consultant.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Understanding Your Students 9

Become a Mistaken Goal Detective 10

Understand the Mistaken Goal: Undue Attention 23

Understand the Mistaken Goal: Misguided Power 27

Understand the Mistaken Goal: Revenge 33

Understand the Mistaken Goal: Assumed Inadequacy 41

Chapter 2 Foundational Principles 49

Encouragement 50

Caring 55

Focus on Solutions 61

Kind and Firm 69

Take Time for Training 75

Mistakes as Opportunities for Learning 80

Chapter 3 Forming a Bond 85

Connection Before Correction 86

Greetings 92

Special Time 97

Validate Feelings 104

Listen 108

Curiosity Questions: Motivational 112

Curiosity Questions: Conversational 117

Chapter 4 Classroom Management 123

Class Meetings 124

Class Guidelines 133

Compliments 137

Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences 144

Classroom Jobs 150

Contributions 155

Avoid Rewards 161

Chapter 5 Conflict Resolution 167

Agreements and Follow-Through 168

Understanding the Brain 172

Wheel of Choice and Anger Wheel of Choice 178

Positive Time-Out: Cooling Off 185

"I" Messages 193

Problem-Solving: Four Steps 199

Chapter 6 Teacher Skills 207

Act Without Words 208

Do the Unexpected 215

Limited Choices 219

Logical Consequences 223

Have Faith 229

Same Boat 237

Tone of Voice 241

Humor 247

Decide What You Will Do 250

Don't Back-Talk Back 255

Control Your Own Behavior 260

Teachers Helping Teachers 264

Self-Care 271

Want to Learn More? 277

Acknowledgments 279

References 281

Index 291

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