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“The content is crucial for classroom teachers who want to help children learn alternatives to aggression. The authors don't just ‘talk the talk,’ they ‘walk the walk.’”
“The authors provide a clear rationale for teaching values and behaviors that can go a long way toward building learning communities.”
—Barbara K. Given, Codirector, Adolescent and Adult Learning Research Center
George Mason University
Use these innovative strategies and provide positive role models for classroom and schoolwide behavior!
From the authors of the Discipline with Dignity series, this practical resource offers the best motivational practices that make difficult students want to behave. This book emphasizes specific things to say and do to stop most problems before they start and how to handle disruptive student incidents without losing your dignity or attacking ...
Chapter 1: The Problem of Harmful Aggression
The Problem of Harmful Aggression
Harmful aggression, disruption, and even violence are all too common in our schools and classrooms. Unfortunately, they are a part of U.S. society. In. the United States in 2002, firearms were the second-leading cause of death for children between the ages of 10 and 19, behind only motor vehicle accidents. In fact, during that same year firearms killed 71 preschool children, while 56 law-enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty (Children's Defense Fund, 2005). It is extraordinary that more preschoolers were killed than on-duty police officers. As we write this book, we mourn the victims of three horrific school shootings in less than a two-week period, the most shocking of which was in an ...