Take Back the Classroom and Make a Positive Difference in Your Students' Lives
Many teachers today are facing problems and discipline issues they never dreamed of when they decided to become teachers. Combine violence, behavioral disorders, and downright defiant attitudes from students with the age-old problems of bullying, poor attendance, and more, and the mix is positively lethal. However, there are effective, positive strategies for restoring order and turning the teacher-student relationship into one of mutual respect.
Applicable to all grade levels, this comprehensive A to Z guide addresses modern-day problems and practical solutions for establishing an effective learning environment. Inside, you'll discover:
·The 17 fundamental tools of positive discipline
·Real-life stories of proven positive discipline strategies
·Suggestions for establishing and maintaining respectful, nurturing relationships with students
·And much more!
"Overcome obstacles and get back to why you became a teacher in the first place: to empower students with confidence, self-respect, and resourcefulness."
—Bill Scott, principal, Birney Elementary School, Murietta, Georgia
"An inspiring, information-packed book. All teachers—from those just beginning to those with many years of experience—will find the tools of positive discipline easy to use."
—Phillip Harris, Ed.D., director, Center for Professional Development and Services, Phi Delta Kappa International
Table of Contents
Part 1: Positive Discipline Fundamentals
Mistaken Goals (Hat Messages to Break the Code of Misbehavior)
Rewards and Punishment
Firmness and Kindness
Jobs for Everyone in the Classroom
Take Time for Training
Part 2: Positive Discipline Solutions
Assignments, Not Turned In
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Class Meetings, Disruptions
Class Meetings, Refusal to Participate
Discouraged (Dysfunctional) Families
Kissing and Other Public Displays of Affection
Listen, Failure to
Motivation, Lack of
Put-Downs, Older Students
Sickness and Feigned Sickness
Talking Too Much
The Zoo and Other Field Trips
About Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.
Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., coauthor of the bestselling Positive Discipline series, is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist. Her books have sold over a million copies. She lives in Salt Lake City.