ERIC Number: ED369531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Children to Care: Management in the Responsive Classroom.
Charney, Ruth Sidney
This book is about managing a responsive classroom and teaching children to care. The aim of every chapter and technique is the creation of self-controls and community, defined as the capacity to care about oneself, others, and the world. The 16 chapter topics are: (1) goals of self-control and community; (2) techniques of the first 6 weeks of school and their extension through the rest of the year; (3) basic classroom rules and how children can be involved in their creation; (4) a system of logical consequences for children's actions; (5) problem-solving class meetings; (6) a time-out procedure; (7) approaches to children who engage in power struggles; (8) ways to approach problem-solving with individuals and groups based on a teacher's ability to notice and reflect; (9) the powerful link between words and actions; (10) the use of specific language by children and teachers; (11) different ways teachers can invoke authority, such as the Golden Rule, rules for safety and order, and personal rules; (12) formation of "Clear Positives," or basic ideals; (13) social arrangements and expectations; (14) class and group expectations for learning content and procedures; (15) individual expectations; and (16) "critical contracts." The conclusion addresses the idea of authentic teaching. Six appendixes and a 43-item bibliography of books, articles, audiotapes, songs, videotapes, and other resources are included. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Conflict Resolution, Discipline, Elementary Education, Language, Peer Relationship, Problem Solving, Prosocial Behavior, Self Control, Teacher Student Relationship, Timeout, Values, Values Education
Northeast Foundation for Children, 71 Montague City Road, Greenfield, MA 01301 ($22.50, plus shipping. Discount on quantity orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Northeast Foundation for Children, Greenfield, MA.