The Win-Win Classroom: A Fresh and Positive Look at Classroom Management

The Win-Win Classroom: A Fresh and Positive Look at Classroom Management

By: Jane E. Bluestein (editor)Hardback

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"The reader comes away with strategies for implementation and the confidence to create win-win classrooms and support students in self-management." --Jo Ann Freiberg, Educational Consultant When it comes to student behavior challenges in the classroom, conventional practices and punitive discipline codes often fail to motivate students to change their attitudes or behavior. Recognized for defining a nontraditional approach that really works, Jane Bluestein offers educators ways to prevent discipline problems, build student accountability, and end frustrating power struggles with kids of all ages. This authoritative, research-based guidebook discusses the impact of stress, brain functioning, learning styles, and social and emotional issues on student behavior.You'll find examples, guidelines, charts, and anecdotes, along with practical, powerful, and effective ideas to help you: o Avoid falling into the "rules and punishment" trap o Establish win-win authority relationships while defusing conflict and opposition o Build a positive, caring, and emotionally safe learning climate o Encourage student cooperation, motivation, self-management, and on-task behavior o Engage even the most defiant, defeated, or resistant learner by using powerful alternative strategies. The Win-Win Classroom will change the way you interact with students and help you build a positive social culture within your school and classroom.

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Learn more about Jane Bluestein's PD offerings A dynamic and entertaining speaker, Jane Bluestein has worked with thousands of educators, counselors, health care professionals, parents, child care workers, and other community members worldwide. She has appeared internationally as a speaker and talk-show guest, including several appearances as a guest expert on CNN, National Public Radio, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Bluestein specializes in programs and resources geared to provide practical and meaningful information, training, and hope in areas related to relationship building, effective instruction and guidance, and personal development. Much of her work focuses on interactions between adults and children, especially children at risk. Her down-to-earth speaking style, practicality, sense of humor, and numerous stories and examples make her ideas clear and accessible to her audiences. Bluestein is an award-winning author whose books include Creating Emotionally Safe Schools; High School's Not Forever; 21st Century Discipline; Being a Successful Teacher; Parents in a Pressure Cooker; Parents, Teens, & Boundaries; The Parent's Little Book of Lists: Do's and Don'ts of Effective Parenting; Mentors, Masters, and Mrs. McGregor: Stories of Teachers Making a Difference; and Daily Riches: A Journal of Gratitude and Awareness. Bluestein's latest book is entitled The Win-Win Classroom. Formerly a classroom teacher in inner-city Pittsburgh, PA, a crisis-intervention counselor, a teacher training program coordinator, and a volunteer with high-risk teens at a local day treatment program, Bluestein currently heads Instructional Support Services, Inc., a consulting and resource firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Acknowledgments About the Author Preface Introduction Part I. The System, Your Students, and You 1. Drawing the Line 2. Starting Where You Are 3. Clarifying What You Want Part II. The Challenges 4. Behavior and the Brain 5. Tripping Over the System 6. Catching Up to the Twenty-First Century 7. Keeping the Big Picture in Mind Part III. Restructuring Power Dynamics 8. Connecting With Kids 9. Who's Got the Power? 10. Win-Win Authority Relationships Part IV. Establishing Authority in a Win-Win Classroom 11. Mastering Motivation 12. The Power of Choice 13. The Beauty of Boundaries 14. Following Through 15. Responding Nonreactively Part V. Success Orientation 16. Managing a Win-Win Classroom 17. Planning for Success 18. Learning Styles and Preferences Part VI. Increasing Positivity 19. Changing Your Focus 20. Creating Congruence 21. Keeping the Good Stuff Going 22. Supporting Emotional and Social Development 23. Building Problem-Solving Skills Part VII. Working the System 24. Backup and Support 25. Secrets of Successful Self-Care Epilogue Resource A. Win-Win Ideas for Administrators Resource B. Magic Sentences Resource C. Characteristics of Healthy Relationships Recommended Reading Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/01/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412958998
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781412958998
  • weight: 1102
  • ISBN10: 1412958997

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