ERIC Number: ED476070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Rules in School. Strategies for Teachers Series.
Brady, Kathryn; Forton, Mary Beth; Porter, Deborah; Wood, Chip
This book offers an approach for helping K-8 students become invested in creating and living by classroom rules. It provides techniques for: helping students articulate their hopes and dreams for school; involving students in generating classroom rules that grow out of their hopes and dreams; modeling, practicing, and role playing the rules; using teacher language effectively to reinforce the rules; teaching children about logical consequences for rule breaking; choosing effective logical consequences; and teaching children to live by rules outside the classroom. Seven chapters are (1) "Creating Rules with Students"; (2) "Practicing the Rules: Bringing Them Back to Life"; (3) "When Students Break the Rules"; (4) "Grades K-2"; (5) "Grades 3-5"; (6) "Grades 6-8"; and (7) "Taking the Rules beyond the Classroom." A conclusion discusses "Rules Are What Make the Good Things Happen." Two appendixes include: problem solving with students and recommended resources on discipline in classrooms and schools. (SM)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Problem Solving, Student Behavior, Student Participation, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
Northwest Foundation for Children, 39 Montague City Road, Greenfield, MA 01301. Tel: 800-360-6332 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.responsiveclassroom.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Northeast Foundation for Children, Greenfield, MA.