ERIC Number: ED422544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Well-Managed Classroom for Catholic Schools: Promoting Student Success through the Teaching of Social Skills and Christian Values.
Peter, Val J.; Connolly, Theresa; Dowd, Tom; Criste, Andrea; Nelson, Cathy; Tobias, Lisa
The Boys Town Model of Education is located within the historical context of Catholic parochial education. Classroom management includes all the things teachers must do to foster student involvement and cooperation in classroom activities, not just reactions to problem behaviors. This program is designed to help teachers motivate and encourage students in developing and maintaining responsible behaviors throughout life. It is firmly rooted in behavior analysis and social learning theory. The model focuses on teaching social skills where they may be deficient, on motivating students, and on creating a religious foundation. The components of the model are presented in chapter 1. Other chapters are devoted to student rights, building and maintaining relationships, problem solving, principles of behavior, the social skills curriculum, observing and describing behavior, rationales, effective praise, preventive teaching, the teaching interaction, ongoing behavior, behavior contracting, overview of administrative intervention, and working with parents. Throughout the book, aspects of the model are related to Christian teachings with references from Catholic position papers, the Bible, and other religious works. A list of basic and advanced social skills for children is appended. Examples of notes, referrals, behavior contracts, and forms are included. (Contains references and an index.) (EMK)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Catholic Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Prosocial Behavior, Religious Education, Social Development, Student Development, Values
Boys Town Press, Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010; toll-free phone: 1-800-282-6657.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, Boys Town, NE.