Here is an easy-to-read and inspiring text that explores the nature of young people and the effects traditional discipline strategies have on them. The author recommends humanistic approaches that promote personal growth in students rather than the common system of reward and punishment that aggravates underlying psychological issues and encourages resentment, retaliation, apathy, and failure.
Nicole M. Gnezda teaches Visual Art at Worthington Kilbourne High School, a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School in the Worthington (Ohio) City school district.
Part 1 List of Illustrations Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Introduction: Blue Jays Chapter 4 1. How the Universe Works Chapter 5 2. Vision Chapter 6 3. Why Students Behave the Way They Do and What We Can Do about It Chapter 7 4. It Matters How We Treat Difficult Kids Chapter 8 5. It's All about the Soil: A Parable Chapter 9 6. Reconsidering Assumptions: Cleaning out Our Brains Chapter 10 7. The Poor Get Poorer: Why Rewards and Punishments Do Not Work Chapter 11 8. We Won't Be Wimps! Chapter 12 9. More about Courage Chapter 13 10. Keeping It Simple Chapter 14 11. Why Bother? Chapter 15 12. The Ultimate View Part 16 References Part 17 Index Part 18 About the Author