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ERIC Number: ED369531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 306
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-9618636-1-7
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northeast Foundation for Children, Greenfield, MA.