Why do children do the things they do? What can teachers do to manage it all? While there is not a simple method for understanding and managing all behaviours or all children, teachers can give young children the social and emotional tools needed to grow and thrive on their own. Developed and tested in the classroom, Beyond Behavior Management, is a strength-based approach to guiding and managing young children's behaviour by helping them build and use essential life skills-attachment, collaboration, self-regulation, adaptability, contribution, and belonging-into the daily life of the early childhood classroom. As a result, children will learn to exhibit more pro-social behaviours, work better as a community, and become excited and active learners. This edition includes two new chapters and content reflecting early learning standards, new research, cultural diversity, and strategies to strengthen the home-school connection. Discussion and reflection questions, exercises, journal assignments, child profile templates, a planning worksheet, and sample scripts are also included.
Jenna Bilmes: Jenna Bilmes works as an early childhood consultant and an instructional designer for WestEd, Child and Family Services. Previous experience includes classroom teacher for toddlers and preschoolers, director of a non-profit child care center, teacher trainer and mental health specialist for a Head Start program, and a consultant and product development specialist for the Department of Defense Department Schools early childhood programs. She is also the author of Common Psychological Disorders of Young Children: A Handbook for Early Childhood Professionals and is a frequent presenter to teachers, administrators, and counselors around the country and world.