Beyond Discipline

Author: Alfie Kohn
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416604723
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What is most remarkable about the assortment of discipline programs on the market today is the number of fundamental assumptions they seem to share. Some may advocate the use of carrots rather than sticks; some may refer to punishments as "logical consequences." But virtually all take for granted that the teacher must be in control of the classroom, and that what we need are strategies to get students to comply with the adult's expectations. Alfie Kohn challenged these widely accepted premises, and with them the very idea of classroom "management," when the original edition of Beyond Discipline was published in 1996. Since then, his path-breaking book has invited hundreds of thousands of educators to question the assumption that problems in the classroom are always the fault of students who don't do what they're told; instead, it may be necessary to reconsider what it is that they've been told to do--or to learn. Kohn shows how a fundamentally cynical view of children underlies the belief that we must tell them exactly how we expect them to behave and then offer "positive reinforcement" when they obey. Just as memorizing someone else's right answers fails to promote students' intellectual development, so does complying with someone else's expectations for how to act fail to help students develop socially or morally. Kohn contrasts the idea of discipline, in which things are done to students to control their behavior, with an approach in which we work with students to create caring communities where decisions are made together. Beyond Discipline has earned the status of an education classic, a vital alternative to all the traditional manuals that consist of techniques for imposing control. For this 10th anniversary edition, Kohn adds a new afterword that expands on the book's central themes and responds to questions from readers. Packed with stories from real classrooms around the country, seasoned with humor and grounded in a vision as practical as it is optimistic, Beyond Discipline shows how students are most likely to flourish in schools that have moved toward collaborative problem solving--and beyond discipline.

Leadership Challenge

Author: James M. Kouzes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527503742
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Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.

So You Want to Be a Teacher Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

Author: Janice Koch
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 111180916X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The underlying and thoroughly integrated premise of this text is to help students uncover whether they are a good fit for the teaching profession. In Part I, the author asks students to reflect on why they want to teach and to consider who they are, and whether who they are is a teacher. In Parts II, III, and IV, the text moves on to cover the traditional topics of the course; through both the pedagogy and the exposition, the author continues to ask readers to reflect on how the information she is providing affects their decision to pursue teaching.Along with the theme of the text, the author stresses the two most important topics in K-12 education today and their impact in the classroom: the effect of technology and the Internet on teaching and learning, and the importance of understanding the roles that diversity and culture play in the lives of teachers and their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Handbook of Educational Theories

Author: Beverly Irby
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1617358673
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Although educational theories are presented in a variety of textbooks and in some discipline specific handbooks and encyclopedias, no publication exists which serves as a comprehensive, consolidated collection of the most influential and most frequently quoted and consulted theories. There is a need to put such theories into a single, easily accessible volume. A unique feature of the Handbook is the way in which it conveys the theories. The organization of the chapters within each section makes the volume an easy·touse and tu1derstandable reference tool as researchers and practitioners seek theories to guide their research and practice and as they develop theoretical frameworks. In addition to the traditional theories presented, the Handbook includes emerging theories for the 21st Century as well as presenting practical examples of the use of these theories in research from dissertations and published articles. An appendix which indicates which theories have instruments associated with them and where those instruments can be found is also included. The Handbook consists of 12 sections. Section I provides the jntroduction with a focus on what constitutes good theory as well as how theory guides research and practice. The remaining sections address Philosophical Educational Constructs, Leaming Theory, Instructional Theory, Curriculum theory, Literacy and Language Acquisition Theory, Counseling Theory, Moral Development Theory, Classroom Management Theory, Assessment Theory, Organizational Theory, and Leadership/Management Theory. Each section consists of an overview written by the section editor of the general theoretical concepts to be addressed by the chapter authors. Each chapter within the section will include (a) a description of the theory with goals, assumptions, and aspects particular to the theory, (b) the original development of and interactions of the theory, (c) validation of the theory, (d) generalizability of the theory across cultures, ethnicities, and genders, (e) the use and application of the theory, (f) critiques of the theory, (g) any instruments associated with the theory, and (h) two to five particular studies exemplifying particular theories as individuals have used them in theoretical framework of dissertations or published articles and be written by the original theorist or prominent contributors to the theory. The Handbook is intended for graduate students enrolled in research courses or completing theses and dissertations. Additionally, professors of all educational disciplines in the social scierices would be an interested audience. There is also potential use of the text as administrators, counselors, and teachers in schools use theory to guide practice. As more inquiry is being promoted among school leaders, this book has more meaning for practitioners.

Starke V ter starke T chter

Author: Meg Meeker
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 3864157498
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In einer zunehmend komplexeren Welt ist es für Eltern nicht immer einfach, eine starke, dauerhafte Bindung zu ihren Kindern aufzubauen. Ganz besonders gilt das für die Beziehung von Vätern zu ihren Töchtern. Dabei erklärt Dr. Meg Meeker, die über mehr als 20 Jahre Berufserfahrung in der Behandlung von Kindern verfügt, in diesem wertvollen Buch, wie wichtig gerade das Verhältnis von Vätern und Töchtern ist. Denn um eine starke, selbstbewusste Frau zu werden, braucht jedes Mädchen die Aufmerksamkeit, den Schutz, den Mut und die Weisheit seines Vaters. Meg Meeker verrät die 10 Geheimnisse, die die Beziehung von Vätern und Töchtern einzigartig machen und den Mädchen den bestmöglichen Sprung ins Leben ermöglichen. Aus dem Buch: - Die essentiellen Tugenden, die ein Vater haben sollte, und wie man sie entwickelt - Was Töchter von Vätern über Selbstrespekt lernen können - Die Wichtigkeit von Grundregeln - Wie wichtig es ist, ein Held für seine Tochter zu sein - Die größten Fehler, die Väter machen können - Wie Stiefväter die Rolle übernehmen können

Classroom Management

Author: Robert T. Tauber
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275996680
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Tauber describes how educators can manage their classrooms by introducing readers to some of the basic discipline theories and showing them how they can apply these theories in a practical manner.

Die Kreativit ts AG

Author: Ed Catmull
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446440615
Format: PDF, ePub
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Für jedes Unternehmen stehen Innovation und Kreativität ganz oben auf der Wunschliste. Doch nur wenige schaffen es, immer wieder Neues zu entwickeln. Pixar ist eines dieser Unternehmen. Die Pixar Animation Studios schreiben seit über 25 Jahren Erfolgsgeschichte mit Blockbustern wie "Toy Story", "Findet Nemo", "Cars" und vielen mehr. Ed Catmull, einer der Gründer von Pixar, gibt in seinem Buch tiefe Einblicke in die Unternehmensführung und das Management dieses außergewöhnlichen Unternehmens. Er zeigt, wie man mit Unsicherheit umgeht, zerstörerische Kräfte überwindet – und warum man viel mehr erreicht, wenn man den Mitarbeitern Freiheit gibt, statt sie zu kontrollieren.

Die Neue Familienkonferenz

Author: Thomas Gordon
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641071712
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wie erreiche ich ein vernünftiges Gleichgewicht zwischen meinen Bedürfnissen als Erwachsener und denen des Kindes? Thomas Gordon, Autor des Klassikers "Familienkonferenz", weiß Rat: Die eigenen Gefühle zeigen, den Ärger und die Sorgen offenlegen und vor allem das Kind für die Mitwirkung an Kompromisslösungen gewinnen.