ERIC Number: ED455603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Safe and Effective Secondary Schools: The Boys Town Model. Preventing Violence, Building Respect, and Promoting Learning in the Classroom and Beyond.
Davis, Jerry L., Ed.; Nelson, Cathy S., Ed.; Gauger, Elizabeth S., Ed.
This book presents useful information on types and levels of aggression, how conflicts escalate, early warning signs of violence, and characteristics of a safe school. Violence prevention techniques, many based on principles that form the foundation of the Boys Town Education Model, show educators and administrators how to calm an angry or aggressive youth; help students learn self-control strategies; proactively teach youth how to prevent problems; help kids when they make mistakes by teaching skills that address academic and behavior deficits; defuse and settle disputes when they occur; forge strong relationships with students by using praise, empathy, humor, and other positive approaches; make sure hallways, cafeterias, and grounds are as safe as classrooms by tuning in to students, setting low tolerance levels, and using consistent discipline; and help students learn to solve problems and set goals. Stories are presented that illustrate the use of these techniques. Various aspects of the model are discussed, and practical suggestions are given on how to use it in the classroom. Any teacher or administrator can use these techniques to build a better school environment and help all students, including those who are troubled or troublesome. (RT)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Interpersonal Competence, Prevention, Secondary Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Violence
Boys Town Press, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010 (Order Number B48-007, $24.95). Tel: 800-282-6657 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.boystown.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Foreword by Denise B. Maybank.