Setting Limits in the Classroom, 3rd Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 7/20/2010
  • Publisher: Harmony

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Disruptive behavior, power struggles, lack of motivation, attention deficit disorder—at times the list of obstacles to teaching seems endless. That’s why thousands of teachers and child-care providers have turned to the solutions in Setting Limits in the Classroom. This fully updated and expanded third edition offers the most up-to-date alternatives to punishment and permissiveness—moving beyond traditional methods that wear you down and get you nowhere.

Topics include:

- Eliminating power struggles and handling disruptions quickly

- Establishing an effective environment for learning

- Using natural and logical consequences to support your rules

- Conducting proactive, focused parent conferences

- New research and techniques for supporting special-needs children

With its new focus on younger students and special tools for handling “strong-willed” children, this edition offers schoolteachers the tools they need to gain control of their classrooms—respectfully and effectively.

Author Biography

Robert J. Mackenzie, Ed.D., is an educational psychologist and family therapist who founded the Setting Limits program. He is the author of Setting Limits and Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child. Lisa Stanzione, M.A., is a special education teacher and resource specialist, as well as an educational consultant and parent educator for the Setting Limits program.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Creating Structure That Worksp. 1
Developing Positive Relationships with Encouragementp. 28
Engagement Strategies: Making Learning Enjoyablep. 45
PAT: A Motivational Gift That Keeps on Givingp. 64
How Students Learn Your Rulesp. 84
How Teachers Teach Their Rulesp. 104
Classroom Dances: Ineffective Discipline in Actionp. 135
Soft Limits Invite Testing and Power Strugglesp. 155
Firm Limits: Clear Signals Students Understandp. 172
Ending Power Struggles Before They Beginp. 177
Logical Consequences: Structured Learning Experiencesp. 199
Recess Academy: Strategic Training for Mastering Skillsp. 230
Two-Stage Time-Out: A Stop Signal Kids Understandp. 245
Using Parents for Backup Supportp. 265
Using the Office for Backup Supportp. 272
Managing Crises and Extreme Behaviorp. 284
Supporting Students with ADD/ADHDp. 292
Supporting Students with Special Needsp. 314
Developing a School-Wide Discipline Planp. 320
Setting Limits Companion Guidep. 350
Sheldon Elementary Consequences for Misbehaviorp. 353
Suggestions for Getting Startedp. 356
Teacher Study Group Guidep. 359
Indexp. 374
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It really works May 5, 2011
The Setting Limits team shares more time-proven and teacher-endorsed methods for controlling elementary-school students and establishing a classroom climate of cooperation and respect. I really enjoyed reading this textbook. I am implementing most of the ideas in this textbook and to my surprise, they are working! I was hesitant because I have some strong willed students.
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