Healthy Classroom Management Motivation, Communication, and Discipline

ISBN-10: 0534567274
ISBN-13: 9780534567279
Edition: 2000
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Book details

List price: $255.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 12/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

This text offers students?pre-service teachers?strategies and skills for classroom management that will empower both the children they will teach and themselves. Nakamura offers a practical, yet novel approach to classroom management with an emphasis on diversity. A healthy classroom can be attained if the pre-service teacher ascribes to Nakamura's technique: healthy motivation, healthy communication, and healthy discipline coupled with honesty, dignity, and respect. This text provides the student/future teacher with skills to build each child's strength and ability to succeed in the classroom, as well as tools to foster understanding and support of the emotional and social needs of the child. In addition, it instructs the student on how to instill responsibility, self-discipline, social interaction, and self-reliance into the typical, K-12 classroom/child. Activities are a strong asset to the text: the countless self-assessments, vignettes, chapter summaries, and quizzes add to the book's value and usefulness as a career reference.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Two Notes to the Reader
The Foundation of the Healthy Classroom
The Healthy Classroom
Student Wellness and the Healthy Classroom
Dimensions of Student Wellness
Mutual Respect and Trust
Control and Wellness: Empowerment
Making the Commitment to the Healthy Classroom
The Teacher's Challenge: Four Critical Issues
Equality
Diversity
The Power of the Student
Common Goals
Teachers Can Make A Difference
Summary of Major Points in Chapter 1
The Healthy Classroom Teacher
Teaching Styles
The Autocratic or Controlling Teacher
The Permissive Teacher
The Healthy Teacher
Expanding Teacher Leadership Roles Beyond the Classroom
Redefining Teacher Leadership Roles
The School as a Community
What Is a Family?
Parent Involvement in Education
What Is Parent Involvement?
Barriers to Parent Involvement
The Importance of Healthy Communication between Teacher and Parent
Linking School and Family Partnerships and Multicultural Education
Connecting the School and Parents of Exceptional Children
Connecting the Family and the School to Community Services
Summary of Major Points in Chapter 2
The Foundation of Healthy Classroom Motivation
Healthy Classroom Motivation
Self-Esteem
Resiliency
Psychological Hardiness
Humanistic Psychology
Meeting Human Needs: A Prerequisite to the Healthy Classroom
The Basic Psychological Needs
The Difference between Needs and Wants
Applying Resiliency Principles in the Classroom
The Role of Perceptual Psychology in Psychosocial Wellness
The Role of Existentialism in Psychosocial Wellness
The High School Dropout: A Profile of Unfulfilled Needs
Summary of Major Points in Chapter 3
Motivating Students in the Healthy Classroom
Motivation: Acceptance and Significance
Motivation and Acceptance
Messages of Acceptance
Accepting Students for Who They Are
A Simple Gesture
Demonstrating That You Care For and Accept Each Student
Personal Biases Affect Acceptance
Motivation and Significance
Making Students Feel Significant
Setting Goals
Leaders Help Others to Reach Goals
Participation and Involvement
Empowerment Through Participation
Providing Opportunities for Contribution
Setting Boundaries on Student Participation
Delegation of Responsibility
Student Decisions
Culturally Sensitive Lesson Plans Increase Significance
Summary of Major Points in Chapter 4
Motivation: Feeling Capable
Making Students Feel Capable
Barriers Constructed by Teachers That Obstruct a Student's Success
Helping Students with Disabilities
Structure For Success Rather Than Failure
Instruction Strategies That Promote Success, Not Failure
Summary of Major Points in Chapter 5
Motivation: Health and Safety
Health Concerns of the Twenty-First Century
Health Problems and Youth
The Teacher's Role in Educating Students About Health Behaviors
Health Status of Minority Americans
Cultural Sensitivity
Cultural Customs and Behaviors
Examples of Cultural Factors That Affect Health
School Health and Food Services
When Is a Child Too Ill to Be in Your Class?
School Food Services
Promoting Physical and Emotional Safety
Physical Safety/School Violence
School Violence: Tragic Headline Stories
Students as Victims of Violence
Characteristics of At-Risk Youth
Developing School Safety Programs
Gangs
Reporting Child and Sexual Abuse
Physical Safety/Accident Prevention
Is It Possible to Be Too Overprotective?
Emotional Safety
The Effects of Emotional Assaults
Summary of Major Points in Chapter 6
Communication in the Healthy Classroom
Communication Skills
Listening Reflects Acceptance and Significance
Empathy Not Sympathy
Can You Develop Empathy?
Students Need to Be Understood
Listening for Feelings
Practice the Art of Listening
The Skill of Reflective Listening
Cultural Differences Can Impair Communication
Intercultural Differences and Similarities in Nonverbal Communication
Guidelines for Communicating with Students with Disabilities
The Major Barrier to Healthy Communication
When Does the Teacher Get to Speak?
Wants into Words: Healthy Communication
Anger Affects Healthy Communication
When a Student's Words or Actions Affect the Teacher's Emotional Well-Being
Putting It All Together: The Completed Message
Further Thoughts about Healthy Communication
Using Encouragement Instead of Praise
The Praise Craze
The Ulterior Motives of Most Praise
Insulting Through Praise
Praise That Does Not Match the Student's Perception
Overpraising
An Alternative to Praise
Summary of Major Points in Chapter 7
Communication: Resolution and the Class Meeting
Healthy Resolution
Caring and Respect as the Foundations of Negotiations
Operating Assumptions for Approaching Conflict
The Four Steps to Problem Solving for Teachers and Students
When Students Do Not Want to Participate in the Spirit of Fair Negotiations
What If the Teacher Makes a Mistake?
What Is a Class Meeting?
What a Class Meeting Is Not
The Class Meeting Foundation: Mutual Respect and Emotional Honesty
The Class Meeting Structure
How To Have Effective Class Meetings
Ground Rules for a Class Meeting
Getting Started
Start Slowly
The Class Vision
Common Questions about Class Meetings
Summary of Major Points in Chapter 8
Discipline in the Healthy Classroom
Discipline: Discipline Styles and the Goals of Behavior
Styles of Discipline
Autocratic Discipline
Permissive Discipline
Healthy Discipline
Discipline and Cultural Bias
Discipline and Gender
Discipline and the Exceptional Child
Classroom Control Through Motivation
Twelve Helpful Hints to Reduce Discipline Problems
Common Classroom Discipline Problems
Understanding the Goals of Behavior
The Four Mistaken Goals of Behavior
Attention-Seeking
Power
Revenge
Self-Imposed Inadequacy
Why Mistaken Goals of Behaviors Do Not Work
Identifying the Mistaken Goal of Behavior
Prescriptions for Each Mistaken Goal
Responses to Attention-Seeking Behavior
Responses to Power Behavior
Responses to Revenge Behavior
Responses to Assumed Inadequacy Behavior
Goals Beyond the Dreikurs Basic Four
Summary of Major Points in Chapter 9
Discipline: Rules, Consequences, and Controlling the Physical Environment
Sending Firm Messages and Establishing Rules and Procedures
Firm Messages
Soft Messages
Class Rules and Procedures
What Makes a Good Rule?
Administering Consequences: Making Students Accountable for Their Behavior
When Students Keep Challenging Certain Rules
Student Input
Rules Should Be Flexible and Negotiable
Using Procedures to Prevent Problems
Minor Misbehaviors: Keeping Students On-Task
Cueing with Hand Signals
Managing the Physical Environment
The Action Zone
Arranging Student Space
Other Factors That Contribute to the Emotional Environment of the Classroom
Natural and Logical Consequences
Natural Consequences
Logical Consequences
Help Students Learn from Their Mistakes
Time-Out as a Logical Consequence
The Difference between Punishment and Consequences
Teaching Beyond Consequences
Summary of Major Points in Chapter 10
Appendices
Humanistic Psychology
Activities to Enhance Acceptance
High Risk Health Behaviors
Barriers to Health Care for Minority Populations
A Facilitator's Guide to Healthy Classroom Management
The Student with a Disability
Multicultural Magazines and Journals
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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