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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 6: Developing Effective Rules
Developing Effective Rules
Students need secure, confident, respectful adults that are appropriately firm and demanding when they cross the line. In some of our earlier books, we wrote about the importance of having clear and specific rules connected to a set of principles or values that define the classroom atmosphere (Curwin & Mendler, 1998). Readers who want specific step-by-step guidelines in establishing school or classroom rules are referred to these earlier works. Here, we will focus on how educators can interact with students so that the implementation of rules is most effective. Our observations lead us to believe that how we do things is as important as what we do. The goal of all schools and teachers should be good rules that are ...