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Title:
Setting limits in the classroom : how to move beyond the dance of discipline in today's classrooms
Author:
Mac Kenzie, Robert J.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Roseville, Calif. : Prima Pub., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xiv, 351 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Creating structure that works -- How teachers teach their rules -- How children learn your rules -- The classroom dance of ineffective discipline -- Are your limits firm or soft? -- How to be clear with your words -- Stopping power struggles before they begin -- How to support your rules with consequences -- Natural consequences : natural learning experiences -- Logical consequences : structured learning experiences -- Two-stage time-out : a stop signal that works -- Managing extreme behavior -- Using the office for back-up support -- Inspiring cooperation with positive motivation -- PAT : a motivational gift that keeps on giving -- Teaching skills : showing them works best -- Solving problems with homework -- Developing a schoolwide discipline plan.
ISBN:
9780761516750
Format :
Book

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Summary

Disruptive behavior and lack of discipline are the most serious problems facing teachers today and are the main reason for the highattrition rate in the profession. SETTING LIMITS IN THE CLASSROOM, REVISED offers proven techniques and sure-fire methods thatwork with children of all ages and temperaments. Teachers will be able to say good-bye to all the ineffective methods that wear them downand get them nowhere-no more reasoning, explaining, lectures or threats after learning the author's clear, easy-to-use approach. Thiscompletely updated and revised edition offers special tools for handling the "strong-willed" 10% of students who cause 90% of classroomproblems.Teachers of all grades will learn how to:* Set clear, firm limits in the classroom* Eliminate power struggles before they begin and handle disruptions quickly* Establish a climate of cooperation and respect* Support classroom rules with effective consequences* Use the encouragement process and avoid discouraging messages* Manage hyperactive and inattentive students* Conduct proactive, focused parent conferences


Author Notes

Robert J. MacKenzie is an educational psychologist and therapist who wrote "Setting Limits in the Classroom: How to Move Beyond the Classroom Dance of Discipline" a book about motivating and appropriately disciplining students.

(Bowker Author Biography)