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.
Classroom management is traditionally a matter of encouraging good behavior and discouraging bad by doling out rewards and punishments. But studies show that when educators empower students to address and correct misbehavior among themselves, positive results are longer lasting and more wide reaching. In Better Than Carrots or Sticks, longtime educators and best-selling authors Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey provide a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together. After a comprehensive overview of the roots of the restorative practices movement in schools, the authors explain how to * Establish procedures and expectations for student behavior that encourage the development of positive interpersonal skills; * Develop a nonconfrontational rapport with even the most challenging students; and * Implement conflict resolution strategies that prioritize relationship building and mutual understanding over finger-pointing and retribution. Rewards and punishments may help to maintain order in the short term, but they're at best superficially effective and at worst counterproductive. This book will prepare teachers at all levels to ensure that their classrooms are welcoming, enriching, and constructive environments built on collective respect and focused on student achievement.
Author: Robert Louis Flood
Release Date: 2002-01-04
Genre: Business & Economics
'Fifth Discipline' is one of the very few approaches to management that has attained position on the International Hall of Fame. Professor Flood's book explains and critiques the ideas in straight forward terms. This book makes significant and fundamental improvements to the core discipline - systemic thinking. It establishes crucial developments in systemic thinking in the context of the learning organisation, including creativity and organisational transformation. It is therefore a very important text for strategic planners, organisational change agents and consultants. The main features of the book include: * a review and critique of 'Fifth Discipline' and systemic thinking * an introduction to the gurus of systemic thinking - Senge, Bertalanffy, Beer, Ackoff, Checkland, and Churchman *a redefinition of management through systemic thinking *a guide to choosing, implementing and evaluating improvement strategies *Practical illustrations. Robert Flood is a renowned and authoritative expert in the field of management. He has implemented systemic management in a wide range of organisations in many continents and lectured by invitation in 25 countries, including Japan and the USA. Professor Flood has featured on many radio and TV programs. His book Beyond TQM was nominated for the 'IMC Management Book of the Year 1993'.
Author: Edward Christophersen
Release Date: 1997-11-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
Dr. Christophersen, the author of LITTLE PEOPLE, now helps you develop your children into adolescents and adults who can handle stress and who are equipped with lifestyles to deal with lifestresses they are likely to encounter. Dr. Christophersen greatly expands upon the concept of Self-Quieting Skills and how developing these skills empowers them. "Beyond Discipline contains advice from a well-known and well-respected psychologist whose interest is in children's optimal development. His advice is sound and well-measured. Any parent can use it well to make the decisions they must make." Dr. T. Berry Brazelton
This practical resource gives teachers at all levels hundreds of tested techniques and guidelines for maintaining control and order in the classroom. These have been developed and refined in the crucible of the modern classroom by teachers just like yourself and are ready to help you solve problems and create the disciplined environment that students and teachers need for effective learning. For easy use, all materials are printed in a special binding that folds flat for photocopying of the many forms, fact sheets and awards included, and are organized into five sections: I. TECHNIQUES & GUIDELINES FOR DEALING WITH 50 SCHOOL DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS provides over 150 specific ways to solve the various classroom management and control problems all teachers face, such as back-talking, student disputes, bullying, sexual harassment, theft, tardiness and truancy, incomplete homework, cheating, inattention, and vandalism. A few examples are The Swearing Stopper ... Five Ways to Quiet the Class Quickly ... The Behavior Control Ticket ... Hallway and Washroom Problem Solvers ... 18 Ways to Prevent Theft in School ... and What to Do When You Are Physically Attacked by a Student. II. PROBLEM-SOLVING MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES THAT KEEP STUDENTS ON TASK features over 40 techniques to assure a smooth-running classroom where discipline problems are at a minimum. Examples include The Class Parts Manager, a way to minimize the problem of students who come to class unprepared ... The Job Jar, a quick, constructive time-filler for students who finish work early ... and The Instant Newspaper Assignment, a technique to keep students working on task with high-interest, motivating topics. III. POSITIVE FEELINGS & CREATIVE IDEAS gives you nearly 65 ways to use positive feedback as a means of regulating behavior, including techniques such as Round 2-U, a way to deal with students who are continually late handing in assignments ... Earned Five-Minute Free-Time Cards ... and Positive Speak, an uplifting, affirmative approach that can have a tremendous effect on a student s academic performance. IV. CONCEPTS THAT PROTECT & TECHNIQUES THAT HELP offers scores of solid ideas that protect teachers, as well as students, in the ongoing classroom. The Sitting Teddy, for example, is a great idea for younger children who are afraid to ask to go to the restroom. 50 Strategies and Survival Guidelines for the First-Year Teacher is packed with sage advice for the beginner. Up-Front Assignment Chart facilitates student ownership of assignments. And Portfolios or Document Folders helps students keep their work organized. V. SPEAK EASY -- THE COMMUNICATION SECTION presents dozens of techniques and materials to facilitate communication with students as well as parents, colleagues and administrators, including 50 Communication Tips for Teachers ... Teacher-to-Parent Communication Form ... The Report Card Memo ... Two Daily Notice or Bulletin Systems for Quick Communication ... The Comprehensive Contract ... and many more. In the author s words, "CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE PROBLEM SOLVER is a 100 percent benefit for teachers. Ideas in this resource help to create the disciplined environment we all need. The techniques, strategies, and concepts were chosen because they were very practical. They are easy to use and are low cost. Some have great detail, others are simple, but they all have one thing in common -- they work!"
God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness You are never beyond the reach of God’s grace. Neither are you ever beyond the need of God’s grace. Without grace we’d never come to Christ. But being a Christian is more than just coming to Christ, it’s about growing and becoming more like Jesus. This pursuit of holiness is hard work, and as we enter into this discipline, we sometimes lose sight of grace. Jerry Bridges helps us steer clear of this disastrous distraction, offering a clear and thorough explanation of the gospel and what it means to the believer. Explore how the same grace that brings us to Christ also grows us in Christ. Includes full study guide (which was previously sold as a stand-alone discussion guide, ISBN 9781576839904).
Author: David Jeremiah
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2017-10-03
There is a way to experience a better life. Are you ready to become the person God has called you to be? In A Life Beyond Amazing, bestselling author Dr. David Jeremiah uncovers God’s strategy for change and challenges you to make nine important decisions that will transform your heart, your life, and your world. This life-changing book explores the nine qualities of character that carry us forward. Three of these have to do with our relationship with ourselves, three deal with interactions with other people, and three of them focus on our relationship with God. Spiritual principles are true in any situation. But we must make a conscious decision to employ them in our daily lives. God has given us wisdom for these days. A Life Beyond Amazing answers the questions that keep us up at night and shows that the way forward is a reminder of who we are in Christ and why it matters.
Rural areas worldwide are undergoing profound change creating considerable challenges and stress for its residents and on the ecosystems upon which they depend. Rural design brings design thinking and the problem-solving process of design to rural issues recognizing that human and natural systems are inextricably coupled and engaged in continuous cycles of mutual influence and response. This book is the first step along the path for rural design to emerge as an important new design discipline. Rural Design: A New Design Discipline establishes the theoretical base for rural design and the importance of looking at connecting issues to create synergy and optimal solutions from a global, national, state, region, and local perspective. To be effective and relevant, this new discipline must be founded on solid research, and practice must be based on data-driven evidence that will result in transformational changes. These directions and others will enable rural design to: help rural communities make land use, architectural, and aesthetic decisions that enhance their quality of life and the environment connect social, artistic, cultural, technological, and environmental issues that create rural place promote sustainable economic development for rural communities and improve human, livestock, crop, and ecosystem health and integrate research and practice across the many disciplines involved in rural issues to meet rural needs, provide new data, and provoke new research questions. Written by a world leading expert in rural design, who is director and founder of the University of Minnesota Center for Rural Design, the book is oriented toward students, academics and design professionals involved with rural design at any level.
The authors draw on their 30 years of action-research activities helping educators provide a meaningful education to at-risk/excluded students. They explain how teacher well-being is a precondition for building the sorts of relationships that enable excluded students to learn. They present in detail four concrete skills (non-abandonment, reframing, connecting conversation, and emphatic limit-setting) for reaching children and at the same time strengthening educators’ emotional resilience and professional pride. They address how schools can rethink and reshape the way they relate to parents of excluded children, so as to allow both sides to trust and empower each other. If you are a teacher, this book will help you make sense of the difficulties you face daily and provide you with reliable methods for working more effectively. If you are a principal or policymaker, it will show how the road to excellence begins with inclusion, and with providing teachers the kind of support that enables them to succeed. I am not an education expert, but you don’t have to be to want to implement the conclusions that Michal Razer and Victor J. Friedman make about schools to societies as a whole. To produce a successful school serving the needs of all of its students, you need to focus—before passing out any curriculum or teaching any classes—on building that elusive thing called “trust”, or what the authors call “inclusion”. When there is trust in the classroom, when every student believes that they and their aspirations matter to a teacher, everything is possible and everything is easier—the most difficult students become more educable and inspired and take more ownership over their success—and the best students soar even higher. This book should be read by teachers, parents and politicians alike, because its incisive recommendations for building more successful schools apply just as much to families and parliaments. – Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times columnist" /div
Author: Michael Treacy
Publisher: Basic Books
Release Date: 2007-03-20
Genre: Business & Economics
Why is it that Casio can sell a calculator more cheaply than Kellogg's can sell a box of corn flakes? Why can FedEx “absolutely, positively” deliver your package overnight but airlines have trouble keeping track of your bags? What does your company do better than anyone else? What unique value do you provide to your customers? How will you increase that value next year? As customers' demands for the highest quality products, best services, and lowest prices increase daily, the rules for market leadership are changing. Once powerful companies that haven't gotten the message are faltering, while others, new and old, are thriving. In disarmingly simple and provocative terms, Treacy and Wiersema show what it takes to become a leader in your market, and stay there, in an ever more sophisticated and demanding world.
Author: Ruth Charney
Publisher: Northeast Fndtn for Children
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Behavior modification
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.
Arguing against the "tougher standards" rhetoric that marks the current education debate, the author of No Contest and Punished by Rewards writes that such tactics squeeze the pleasure out of learning. Reprint.