The Power of Caring for Elementary Schools

Author: Elmer Winner
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 161566971X
Format: PDF
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In an increasingly competitive world, improving the elementary school experience for American children is imperative. What if you were given access to the proven solutions of a highly successful administrator? What would you be willing to do to revitalize your school? What if the secret to a successful school rested onThe Power of Caring?The Power of Caring for Elementary Schoolsoutlines a comprehensive strategy for transforming even the most troubled elementary schools into vibrant, nurturing organizations committed to ensuring students with a quality learning environment. Author Elmer Winner, an elementary administrator for more than twenty years, has created, designed, and collected the secrets to success that every school needs. His blueprint for success and other related strategies will empower schools to reach their potential and will be an inspiration to teachers, administrators, and parents.

Teaching Children to Care

Author: Ruth Charney
Publisher: Northeast Foundation for Ch
ISBN: 1892989085
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"Ruth Charney gives teachers help on things that really matter. She wants children to learn how to care for themselves, their fellow students, their environment, and their work. Her book is loaded with practical wisdom. Using Charney's positive approach to classroom management will make the whole school day go better." - Nel Noddings, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, and author of Caring This definitive work about classroom management will show teachers how to turn their vision of respectful, friendly, academically rigorous classrooms into reality. The new edition includes: More information on teaching middle-school students Additional strategies for helping children with challenging behavior Updated stories and examples from real classrooms. "Teaching Children to Care offers educators a practical guide to one of the most effective social and emotional learning programs I know of. The Responsive Classroom approach creates an ideal environment for learning—a pioneering program every teacher should know about." - Daniel Goleman, Author of Emotional Intelligence "I spent one whole summer reading Teaching Children to Care. It was like a rebirth for me. This book helped direct my professional development. After reading it, I had a path to follow. I now look forward to rereading this book each August to refresh and reinforce my ability to effectively manage a social curriculum in my classroom." - Gail Zimmerman, second-grade teacher, Jackson Mann Elementary School, Boston, MA

Teaching Children to Care

Author: Ruth Charney
Publisher: Northeast Fndtn for Children
ISBN: 9780961863616
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The author draws from her years as a teacher in inner-city and independent schools to discuss what she has learned about managing a responsive classroom and teaching children to care, describing the approaches and tools she uses to set up rules, expectations, and consequences.

Responsive School Discipline

Author: Chip Wood
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 1892989433
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bring positive behavior to your school through strong, consistent, and positive discipline. In Responsive School Discipline two experienced administrators offer practical strategies for building a safe, calm, and respectful school-strategies based on deep respect for children and for staff. Each chapter targets one key discipline issue and starts with a checklist of action steps. For comprehensive discipline reform, go through the chapters in order. For help with a particular challenge, go right to the chapter you need.

The Classroom of Choice

Author: Jonathan C. Erwin
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871208296
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Provides a variety of strategies for teaching and classroom management.

The Power of Our Words

Author: Paula Denton
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 189298959X
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Simple changes in a teacher's language can bring about profound changes in students and classrooms. By paying attention to your words and tone of voice, you will: Increase students' engagement with academicsBuild positive communityMore effectively manage your classroom That is the message of The Power of Our Words, a book that has changed the teaching lives of tens of thousands of educators since it was first published in 2007. In this updated second edition you will find practical information to help you: Lead students in envisioning themselves achieving successUse questions that encourage deep and creative thinkingListen to students in ways that support their growthReinforce students efforts and remind or redirect them when they go off track. Throughout, you will find an increased emphasis on using teacher language to support academic engagement and critical thinking skills as called for in the Common Core State Standards. And an updated, livelier format makes this second edition even easier to read.

Effective Inclusion Strategies for Elementary Teachers

Author: Cynthia G. Simpson
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618211501
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written in a very reader-friendly style with many examples and suggestions, Effective Inclusion Strategies for Elementary Teachers addresses some of the very important issues elementary school teachers face when working with students with disabilities. Topics include an overview of disability laws and definition of inclusion, followed by chapters on students with specific disabilities (autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, speech and language impairments, hearing impairments, visual impairments, orthopedic impairments, and intellectual disabilities).The remaining chapters in this book discuss the very important topics of technology, collaborating with families, and Response to Intervention. This guide for elementary school teachers is a resource they can come back to over and over again!

Rules in School

Author: Kathryn Brady
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 1892989425
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Join the thousands of teachers in schools nationwide who have used this positive approach to discipline to establish calm, safe classrooms in which students can do their best learning. The approach to discipline presented in this book helps children develop self-control, understand how positive behavior looks and sounds, and come to value such behavior. With many examples from their own classrooms, three experienced teachers offer practical techniques to help you: establish clear expectations for behavior from day one; teach students how to articulate their learning goals for school; create classroom rules that connect to students' goals; use techniques such as interactive modeling to teach positive behavior; reinforce positive behavior with supportive teacher language; quickly stop misbehavior; restore positive behavior so that children retain their dignity and continue learning; reinforce positive behavior with supportive teacher language.

Troublemakers

Author: Carla Shalaby
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1620972379
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In this dazzling debut, Carla Shalaby, a former elementary school teacher, explores the everyday lives of four young “troublemakers,” challenging the ways we identify and understand so-called problem children. Time and again, we make seemingly endless efforts to moderate, punish, and even medicate our children, when we should instead be concerned with transforming the very nature of our institutions, systems, and structures, large and small. Through delicately crafted portraits of these memorable children—Zora, Lucas, Sean, and Marcus—Troublemakers allows us to see school through the eyes of those who know firsthand what it means to be labeled a problem. From Zora’s proud individuality to Marcus’s open willfulness, from Sean’s struggle with authority to Lucas’s tenacious imagination, comes profound insight—for educators and parents alike—into how schools engender, exclude, and then try to erase trouble, right along with the young people accused of making it. And although the harsh disciplining of adolescent behavior has been called out as part of a school-to-prison pipeline, the children we meet in these pages demonstrate how a child’s path to excessive punishment and exclusion in fact begins at a much younger age. Shalaby’s empathetic, discerning, and elegant prose gives us a deeply textured look at what noncompliance signals about the environments we require students to adapt to in our schools. Both urgent and timely, this paradigm-shifting book challenges our typical expectations for young children and with principled affection reveals how these demands—despite good intentions—work to undermine the pursuit of a free and just society.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Author: Eric Jensen
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612106
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In Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen takes an unflinching look at how poverty hurts children, families, and communities across the United States and demonstrates how schools can improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students. Jensen argues that although chronic exposure to poverty can result in detrimental changes to the brain, the brain's very ability to adapt from experience means that poor children can also experience emotional, social, and academic success. A brain that is susceptible to adverse environmental effects is equally susceptible to the positive effects of rich, balanced learning environments and caring relationships that build students' resilience, self-esteem, and character. Drawing from research, experience, and real school success stories, Teaching with Poverty in Mind reveals * What poverty is and how it affects students in school; * What drives change both at the macro level (within schools and districts) and at the micro level (inside a student's brain); * Effective strategies from those who have succeeded and ways to replicate those best practices at your own school; and * How to engage the resources necessary to make change happen. Too often, we talk about change while maintaining a culture of excuses. We can do better. Although no magic bullet can offset the grave challenges faced daily by disadvantaged children, this timely resource shines a spotlight on what matters most, providing an inspiring and practical guide for enriching the minds and lives of all your students.