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Rethinking classroom management : strategies for prevention, intervention, and problem solving / Patricia Sequeira Belvel.


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Belvel, Patricia Sequeira.
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2nd ed. - Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, c2010.
  • Book
  • xvii, 229 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Foreword by Marsha Speck Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Part I. Rethinking Our Role in the Classroom 1. Shifting From Manager to Leader 2. Shifting Our Style to Match Our Beliefs Part II. The Four "Ps" of Prevention: Personal, Prerequisites, Parameters, and Participation 3. Personal Relationships for Trust: The First "P" of Prevention 4. Prerequisites for Success: The Second "P" of Prevention 5. Parameters for Cooperation: The Third "P" of Prevention 6. Participation for Involvement: The Fourth "P" of Prevention Part III. Intervention Techniques and Problem-Solving Strategies 7. Rethinking Classroom Interventions for Cooperation and Safety 8. Solution-Focused Problem-Solving Strategies References Suggested Readings Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
Most teachers still rely on compliance and control to maintain order in their classrooms. Drawing on years of classroom experience and consulting work, Patricia Sequeira Belvel proposes a more effective strategy-classroom leadership for both teachers and students. This second edition of the bestselling book, "Rethinking Classroom Management", is based on a leadership model of prevention, intervention, and problem solving, and is filled with real-life examples, tips, strategies, and worksheets to help teachers foster leadership in themselves and their students. The author's techniques help teachers to recognize and solve problems at an early stage before learning is disrupted. Integrating classroom leadership into the day-to-day life of the classroom establishes an environment that supports students' sense of self-esteem, influence, autonomy, and connectedness. Students enjoy a more productive and supportive learning climate while also learning important life skills such as problem solving and building successful relationships with peers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)

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