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Richard L. Curwin, Allen N. Mendler, & Brian D. Mendler
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Discipline with Dignity details an affirming approach to managing the classroom that promotes respect for self and others. This completely updated 3rd edition offers practical solutions that emphasize relationship building, curriculum relevance, and academic success.
The emphasis is on preventing problems by helping students to understand each other, work well together, and develop responsibility for their own actions, but the authors also include intervention strategies for handling common and severe problems in dignified ways.
Filled with real-life examples and authentic teacher-student dialogues, Discipline with Dignity is a comprehensive and flexible system of prevention and intervention tools that shows how educators at all levels can
This book is not simply a compendium of strategies for dealing with bad behavior. It is a guide to helping students see themselves in a different way, to changing the way they interact with the world.
The strategies innate to this approach help students make informed choices to behave well. When they do, they become more attuned to learning and to understanding how to use what they learn to improve their lives and the lives of others—with dignity.
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RICHARD L. CURWIN is an author, speaker, and experienced practitioner who explores issues of student discipline, behavioral management, and motivation. Having served as a 7th grade educator, teacher of emotionally disturbed children, and college professor, Dr. Curwin has a breadth of experience in the classroom. The behavior management strategies and philosophies he shares with educators have worked for him.
ALLEN N. MENDLER is an educator and school psychologist who has worked extensively with children of all ages in regular education and special education settings. Dr. Mendler's emphasis is on developing effective frameworks and strategies for educators, youth professionals, and parents to help difficult youth succeed. He has written a number of books, including Motivating Students Who Don't Care, Connecting with Students, What Do I Do When, Power Struggles: Successful Techniques for Educators, and Handling Difficult Parents.
BRIAN D. MENDLER is a recognized authority on behavior and classroom management. The strategies he shares with K–12 teachers and administrators are the same ones he uses in his own classrooms with great success. Brian is a certified elementary and special education teacher with extensive experience working with challenging students in general education, self-contained, and inclusion classrooms. He continues to be a highly sought after consultant and has worked extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and England.
classroom management | conflict resolution | discipline | student engagement | student teacher relationship
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