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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 2: Attitudes, Beliefs, and Principles for Educators
Attitudes, Beliefs, and Principles for Educators
The following beliefs and principles underlie strategies for effectively preventing harmful and disruptive behavior, as well as handling problems effectively when they occur.
Teaching Student Behavior: Part of the Job
Many educators are frustrated with the growing demands placed on them to be all things to all students, so it is understandable that demands for teaching social skills, peacemaking, and conflict mediation are met with skepticism and diffidence. However, if we truly want to be successful with all students and our response to disruption is to remove a student, we should not be surprised when that same child comes back the next day behaving exactly the same way. We need to teach better behavior every day ...