“Many of today's discipline problems result from student responses to outdated practices. This book lives up to its title, providing innovative approaches that demonstrate leadership rather than management. Teachers discover creative and proactive ways to engage students in the development of learning environments that are positively charged, cooperatively structured, and self-governed.”
—Dutchess Maye, Fellow for Instructional Design
North Carolina Teacher Academy, Morrisville, NC
A classroom leadership model of prevention, intervention, and problem solving for both teachers and students!
Emphasizing a leadership model for effective classroom management rather than relying on strategies for compliance and control, this updated edition of the bestseller describes a comprehensive approach that encourages teachers to reevaluate their beliefs, roles, and practices and engages students as partners in creating a powerfully supportive learning environment.
Offering a unique perspective on classroom leadership that helps teachers address potential problems before learning is disrupted, this resource shows how integrating leadership into daily classroom life enhances learning by strengthening students' autonomy, self-esteem, and connectedness with others. Reflecting the author's years of experience and filled with more real-life examples, new techniques, and ready-to-use worksheets, the book:
Provides an interactive process that allows teachers to foster leadership in themselves and their students; Includes classroom connections, personal connections, examples, checklists, and reflective questions
With its distinctive and creative perspective on classroom management, Rethinking Classroom Management, Second Edition encourages teachers to become mentors and facilitators, rather than classroom managers, as they empower students to actively participate in their own learning.
Chapter 8: Solution-Focused Problem-Solving Strategies
Solution-Focused Problem-Solving Strategies
The benefits gained from learning how to manage conflict constructively far [outweigh] the costs of learning time lost by students being upset and angry…. One of the soundest investments educators and students can make in classroom and school productivity is teaching how to manage conflict constructively.
Solution-Focused Problem-Solving Strategies: Essential Questions
These are the essential questions that you will be able to answer after completing this chapter:
- What are the benefits of using a solution-focused model with my target/magnet student?
- How can a conflict resolution model support success with my target/magnet student?
- How can I collaborate with my colleagues at my site to get their support with a target/magnet student?
- How can I facilitate class meetings to problem-solve ...