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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.’”

—Deborah Alexander-Davis

Educational Consultant

“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 ...

Fair Versus Equal
Fair versus equal

We want to restate our two main goals within the classroom. We know that when we direct our actions toward these goals, success comes our way with just about any student. Goal Number 1 is to keep the kids in class. If they are not in class, they are not learning. If they are not learning, they are falling behind. Most kids who fall behind become disruptive. Goal Number 2 is to get back to teaching. Notice that it is not one of our goals to intimidate the class. This is because we know that we will naturally look strong and authoritative and get the class's attention when we keep students there and get back to teaching.

In Chapter 2, we ...

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