No Place for Bullying

Author: James Dillon
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452284067
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discover the keys to successful bullying prevention! This book describes the paradigm shifts a school leader needs to create in order to develop and lead a schoolwide bullying prevention program. Anti-bullying efforts often fail because they do not have full support from every school stakeholder, including parents. This accessible book makes it easy to implement the three critical components of effective leadership for bullying prevention: The WILL to address the problem The SKILL to lead others to help reduce and prevent bullying The FOLLOW-THROUGH for ensuring anti-bullying policies are established and sustained

Working With Kids Who Bully

Author: Walter B. Roberts, Jr.
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506334989
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Shifting our thinking to help break the cycle of bullying We all know bullying impacts the academic and emotional lives of our young people. We see it in our schools and hear about it in the news. Why is it still happening? Often it’s because we fail to address the individuals at the heart of the problem—the kids who engage in the behavior. Working With Kids Who Bully challenges us to shift our thinking about these youth. Readers will find Information on cyberbullying, relational aggression, mediation, building empathy, and bibliomedia therapy Strategies and sample dialogue to use with kids who bully Diagrams and charts to clarify suggested approaches

Reframing Bullying Prevention to Build Stronger School Communities

Author: James Dillon
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483388859
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Tackle underlying issues to get to the root of bullying James Dillon translates rich and insightful research on the dynamics of change into practical terms, while probing deeply into the issues and why they persist in our schools to promote meaningful conversation among school staff and parents. Inside you’ll find Vignettes, analogies, and real-life examples along with tools that illustrate the benefits of using alternative methods to prevent bullying Discussion on transforming the role of discipline to reframe bullying among teachers, administrators, and students Guidance on how to establish a school climate that promotes empathy and compassion instead of fear

Classroom Management

Author: Paul Burden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119352894
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A practical guide to what can be accomplished utilizing the technical aspects of Classroom Management, this invaluable resource will not only help educators learn how to build positive classroom communities, but also outline methods for involving students in the creation of their learning environment. The Sixth Edition has been updated to include a new chapter on communication skills for teaching, incorporated classroom case studies in each chapter, and includes updates using the latest management research in several chapters.

Parent Involvement

Author: Michele Wages
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475822618
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In today’s economy, where getting a good education has never been more important and school resources are stretched beyond points that most of us can remember, it is imperative that parents be fully engaged in their child’s education, both at home and at school. Parents play an integral role regardless of their ability to assist their children in specific subject areas or skills by encouraging their student to promote competence, control, and positive attitudes towards academics. Whether you are an educator or a parent, this book discusses barriers and methods to overcome them in order to build parental awareness while partnering with effective school communication to better become involved in the learning of their children.

Psychology Applied to Teaching

Author: Jack Snowman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285734556
Format: PDF, ePub
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This title has received wide acclaim for its practical and reader-friendly approach to educational psychology, which demonstrates how complex psychological theories apply to the everyday experiences of in-service teachers. Coverage of educational psychology is framed so that aspiring or developing teachers can see themselves as professionals who continuously seek, find, and test better ways to help their students succeed. PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO TEACHING, 14th Edition, combines fresh concepts and contemporary research with long-standing theory and applications to create a book that addresses the needs of today's teachers and students. This edition also features integration of InTASC Standards, new Learning Objectives correlated with chapter headings and summaries, new Guides to Reading and Studying, new first-person accounts (Improving Practice through Inquiry: One Teacher's Story), and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Okay Kevin

Author: James Dillon
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784504327
Format: PDF, ePub
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Kevin never smiles at school, but he is different at home. He jumps up and down when his favorite football team scores a touchdown, and screams "CANNONBALL!" when he jumps into the swimming pool. But at school he feels that he isn't 'okay.' Other kids in his class are much quicker at putting their hands up and answering the teacher's questions, and Kevin feels that he will never catch up. One day, his reading teacher asks him to help out with the school store, and Kevin slowly begins to realise that he had really been 'a okay' all along. Through providing an insight into Kevin's thoughts, feelings and coping strategies, this picture book for ages 5-8 is a source of support for children who, like Kevin, find school difficult and feel that they are 'behind' their peers. The book, which draws on the author's experiences as the principal of an elementary school, is also the perfect springboard for discussion around difficulties at school, academic ability, self-esteem, confidence and recognising strengths.

Bullying in Secondary Schools

Author: Keith Sullivan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446223957
Format: PDF, Kindle
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`This is a worthwhile read and many of the ideas could well be used in schools to address the issues of bullying. There is something for everyone in the book, and it should be on any reading list for student teachers and certainly for the senior manager with responsibility for pastoral systems in every school' - Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties `This book is a must for all teachers in secondary school throughout the country. The value of this book lies in the potential for its application in a realistic school setting by staff from the head teacher, to teachers, to pupils and all those who are in the school environment' - Dr L F Lowenstein, Clinical and Educational Psychologist `The authors of this book adopt a new approach to dealing with bullying. Instead of discussing how often it occurs, who bullies and who is bullied, they see bullying as part of a social dynamic and unsafe school culture. This book is an essential practical guide to dealing with bullying for teachers, teachers trainers, counsellors, pupil and families' - Childright `This book is an important and comprehensive resource dealing with school bullying issues in a practical way, with strategies designed to be used easily in the classroom. It gives valuable advice to teachers on dealing with bullies in the most effective way, using victims and bystanders as part of the solution. It should be required reading in every secondary school' - Liz Carnell, Director, Bullying Online This book is a practical guide to dealing with bullying in secondary schools. The authors present what we know about bullying, describe development issues for adolescence and discuss the social context of the school. They analyze key features of healthy and unhealthy schools, and set out a whole school approach to bullying and other social problems that arise in the secondary school. The authors show that by empowering the bystanders through providing effective teacher support, much of the bullying can be stopped at an early age and a healthy and safe school can be created. Their suggestions are based on student-centred responses and on programmes developed specifically to deal with bullying. This book is written especially for secondary school teachers, administrators and students, and the families and caregivers of the students. It is also for those who train teachers, for counsellors and for educators at all levels.

Strategies for Successful Classroom Management

Author: Brian D. Mendler
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293562
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Help difficult students change negative behaviors with these strategies for teaching conflict resolution and anger management, handling power struggles successfully, helping students prevent bullying, and more.

Leader in Me

Author: Stephen R. Covey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476772193
Format: PDF, Docs
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Change your child’s future starting today: Learn how to use Stephen R. Covey’s proven 7 Habits to create a leadership program for kids of all ages so they can be more effective, more goal oriented, and more successful In today’s world, we are inundated with information about who to be, what to do, and how to live. But what if there was a way to learn not just what to think about, but how to think? A program that taught how to manage priorities, focus on goals, and be a positive influence? The Leader in Me is that program. In this bestseller, Stephen R. Covey took the 7 Habits that have already changed the lives of millions of readers and showed how even young children can use them as they develop. These habits—be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek to understand and then to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw—are being adapted by schools around the country in leadership programs, most famously at the A.B Combs Elementary school in Raleigh. Not only does it work, but it works better than anyone could have imaged. This book is full of examples of how the students blossom under the program—the classroom that decided to form a support group for one of their classmates who had behavioral problems, the fourth grader who found a way to overcome his fear of public speaking and wound up taking his class to see him compete in a national story telling competitive, or the seven-year-old who told her father than they needed to go outside and play because they both needed to “sharpen the saw.” Perfect for individuals and corporations alike, The Leader in Me shows how easy it is to incorporate these skills into daily life. It is a timely answer to many of the challenges facing today’s young people, businesses, parents, and educators—one that is perfectly matched to the growing demands of our certain future.