ERIC Number: ED412583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Creating a Caring Classroom: Hundreds of Practical Ways To Make It Happen.
This book provides many diverse ideas for creating a learning environment that is alive with discovery and discussion, but peaceful and respectful, too. The book offers activities and practices from classrooms all over the United States that focus on year-long practices that promote a sense of community: 20-minute class meetings, effective non-verbal cues that manage youngsters' behavior, teaching students to disagree without being disagreeable, procedures for putting away materials, getting into and out of groups, and more. It describes start-of-school ice breakers, chaos-busting classroom routines, and ways to turn competition into cooperation. The book provides information on how to guide thoughtful dialogues, tips for building listening skills, and across-the-curriculum projects that promote care. It contains ideas for involving family and community in classroom activities. The book will provide teachers with new ways of thinking about teaching, learning, and community building in the classroom and beyond. (CR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cooperation, Discipline, Elementary Education, Instructional Improvement, Learning Strategies, Listening Skills, Student Behavior, Student Development, Teacher Student Relationship
Scholastic Inc., 2931 East McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65102 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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