ERIC Number: ED460754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Connecting with Every Child: Key to Successful Discipline. Reframing Discipline, Unit 2. [Teaching Video, Practice Video, Facilitator's Guide, and Viewer's Guide].
The second of three interactive staff development units on discipline in early childhood classrooms, this multi-media pack explores the importance of the relationship between the teacher and child to discipline. The 25-minute teaching videotape notes the need to build a relationship with a child by interacting at times other than when the child is misbehaving. It also explores a technique for building a relationship: acknowledgment, of a child's positive behavior and of the child's feelings and emotions. The practice video, also 25 minutes, presents 3 interactive exercises intended to help teachers shift their focus from one of teaching a curriculum to one of building relationships. The exercises cover: (1) what the message is, exploring how children feel when not acknowledged or when their feelings are not validated; (2) steps for acknowledging what a child is doing, such as describing what we notice and using face, voice, and gestures to indicate interest and enthusiasm; and (3) steps for acknowledging what children feel, such as describing the feelings the child is manifesting, and showing empathy and concern. Print materials in the multi-media kit include a facilitator's guide with before-viewing questions and after-viewing discussion questions and a viewer's guide with worksheets for each of the three exercises in the practice video. (HTH)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Behavior Problems, Childhood Needs, Classroom Techniques, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Discipline, Emotional Response, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Staff Development, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Workshops, Videotape Recordings
Educational Productions, Inc., 9000 S.W. Gemini Drive, Beaverton, OR 97008. (25-minute Teaching Video, 25-minute Practice Video, and Trainer Packet, $495; series price for units 1-3: $1,395). Tel: 800-950-4949 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For units 1 and 3, see PS 026 342 and 344.