ERIC Number: ED370709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
What To Do with The Kid Who... Developing Cooperation, Self-Discipline, and Responsibility in the Classroom. K-12.
Developed by teachers and staff developers and blending research with personal experience, this book offers more than 200 problem-solving strategies suitable for elementary, middle, and high school. It includes problem-solving and decision-making models, observation checklists, reflective logs, divided journals, social contracts, and graphic organizers. In Part I, chapters 1, 2, and 3 discuss establishing procedures, rules, consequences, and a positive classroom climate. Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7 deal with forming cooperative groups and teaching the social skills of basic interaction, communicating within groups, building team skills, and resolving conflicts. Part II deals with classroom challenges in chapters 8-26. Strategies are introduced to help students who have trouble with responsibility, students with weak interpersonal skills, students with serious behavior problems, and students with special needs. Each chapter begins with a short scenario of a problem situation. Possible solutions to the problem are suggested, and then individuals or groups are asked to brainstorm their own solutions and sequence the steps they feel will help solve the problem. At the end of each brainstorming section, individuals are asked to reflect on similar discipline problems they have encountered and write how they might handle the problem in the future. The book's epilogue deals with strategies to try when the entire class gets off track and needs a refresher lesson on social skills. The class meeting scenario addresses the issues in a democratic forum and proposes solutions to which both the teacher and the students can agree. Contains 58 references and a section of 33 blacklines, including behavior logs, checklists, and a social contract. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Brainstorming, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Conflict Resolution, Cooperation, Decision Making, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Problem Solving, Self Control, Student Responsibility, Teacher Student Relationship, Teamwork
IRI/Skylight Publishing, Inc., 200 East Wood Street, Suite 274, Palatine, IL 60067 ($15.95, plus $5 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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