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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
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
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
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
Special Time 97
Validate Feelings 104
Curiosity Questions: Motivational 112
Curiosity Questions: Conversational 117
Chapter 4 Classroom Management 123
Class Meetings 124
Class Guidelines 133
Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences 144
Classroom Jobs 150
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
Decide What You Will Do 250
Don't Back-Talk Back 255
Control Your Own Behavior 260
Teachers Helping Teachers 264
Want to Learn More? 277