ERIC Number: ED387212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Children Self-Esteem: A Creative Behavior Handbook for After-School Child Care.
Smith, Anne Read
This document is a handbook for helping children develop self-esteem through encouraging creative behavior in after school day care. The handbook is meant to be a resource for after school day care providers. Each chapter is structured to describe a creative behavior concept or strategy, explain how and why it works, and when it can best be applied. Twelve chapters cover the following topics: (1) the need for creative behavior in after school care; (2) understanding creative behavior; (3) preparing a safe physical environment; (4) setting limits and explaining consequences; (5) dealing with heckling and teasing in the classroom; (6) mistakes as tools for learning; (7) integration of experience; (8) planning the curriculum; (9) preparing for transitions; (10) team teaching; and (11) communicating with parents. The last chapter offers conclusions, questions, and exercises to encourage self-esteem through developing creativity. The document also includes background information on creative behavior techniques and strategies. (Contains 61 references.) (JW)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Change Strategies, Classroom Environment, Creative Development, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Students, Integrated Curriculum, Parent Participation, Professional Development, School Age Day Care, Self Esteem, Student Centered Curriculum, Team Teaching
Bennerlee Press, P.O. Box 8534, Berkeley, CA 94707-8534.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
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