You can have the best lesson plans in the world, but when your students are playing desk-to-desk leapfrog in the middle of the classroom, lesson plans aren't much help. You need solutions. Solutions that work. Solutions you can use now.
That's exactly what you'll find in You Can't Teach a Class You Can't Manage. In this tell-it-like-it-is book, Donna Whyte offers specific strategies for addressing specific management problems, and she doesn't shy away from tough issues such as bullying, lying, and stealing. Her focus, though, is on an even greater challenge: teaching children the skills they need to control their own behavior. Donna knows what works in today's classrooms because she's been there. As she shares her own teaching mistakes and successes with humor and insight, she offers down-to-earth, practical, effective strategies for teaching self-control and appropriate choices.
In these pages, you'll find scores of simple but effective ways to teach children how to:
Solve their own problems
Identify and express feelings
Distinguish between want and need
Negotiate for what they want
Get back on track after a bad choice
This book will change the way you look at the "troublemaker" in your class. It will help you stop tearing your hair out! And it will free you up to become the teacher you always wanted to be.
|Publisher:||Staff Development for Educators|
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Table of Contents
1 Is This Education or Crowd Control? 7
2 Accepting What We Can't Change 14
3 What Do We Want & How Do We Get It? 20
4 What Have We Tried? 26
5 Time to Get Started! 36
6 Cornerstone #1: Self-Control 38
7 Cornerstone #2: Choice 48
8 Cornerstone #3: Communication 83
9 Cornerstone #4: Community 110
10 The Toolbox of Management Techniques 134