ERIC Number: ED489493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Resilient Classrooms: Creating Healthy Environments for Learning. Practical Intervention in the Schools Series
Doll, Beth; Zucker, Steven; Brehm, Katherine
Grounded in cutting-edge theory and research, this book presents innovative, classroom-based strategies for promoting the academic competence and mental health of students at risk. Easy-to-implement procedures are described that enlist the involvement of school practitioners, teachers, and students in creating nurturing, success-oriented classroom environments. Readers are guided step by step to understand what makes a classroom a healthy place to learn; recognize when essential socioemotional supports are missing; intervene to put those supports in place; and demonstrate the positive effects on student learning and development. The volume is designed for maximum ease of use with a large-size format and lay-flat binding. Special features include helpful reproducible worksheets and forms. This book is part of the Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by Kenneth W. Merrell. The book presents the following ten chapters: (1) Introduction to the Resilient Classroom; (2) What Are Resilient Classrooms?; (3) Relationship Characteristics of Resilient Classrooms; (4) Self-Agency Characteristics of Resilient Classrooms; (5) Assessing the Resilience of Classrooms; (6) Convening the Systems for Change; (7) Including the Classroom's Students in Planning and Decision Making; (8) Developing and Implementing Strategies for Classroom Change; (9) Evaluating the Impact on Students; and (10) Integrating the Resilient Classroom with Existing School Mental Health Services. Appended are: (1) The ClassMaps Surveys; and (2) The Worksheets.
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Worksheets, Mental Health Programs, Personality Traits, Classroom Techniques, Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Student Participation, Participative Decision Making, School Health Services, Student Adjustment
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
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