Power Struggles Successful Techniques for Educators, Second Edition

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ISBN-13: 9781935543206
Edition: 2nd 2012
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List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Solution Tree
Publication date: 11/13/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

It's every educator's worst fear: losing control of the classroom. Regain the focus of challenging and resistant students with this practical resource on classroom management, discipline, and motivation. The dedicated authors re-examine the root causes of student misbehavior and offer a range of easy-to-implement instructions and activities--along with real-world stories of these strate

Dr. Allen Mendler is an educator, school psychologist, behavior and classroom management expert, and parent of three children.He has worked extensively with children of all ages in regular education and special education settings. He has consulted to many schools on the topics of discipline, behavior, and classroom management. He has also consulted at day and residential centers, and has done extensive work with youth in juvenile detention.Dr. Mendler's emphasis is on developing effective frameworks and strategies for educators to manage behavior and classrooms. He is an expert at helping youth professionals, teachers, administrators, and parents help difficult youth succeed.As one of the internationally acclaimed authors of the book Discipline with Dignity , Dr. Mendler has given many workshops and seminars to professionals and parents. His behavior management philosophy is highly acclaimed, and Dr. Mendler is in demand as a motivational speaker and trainer by schools all over the world.He is the author or co-author of many books including: What Do I Do When? Power Struggles: Successful Techniques for Educators Motivating Students Who Don't Care Connecting with Students Discipline with Dignity for Challenging Youth Dr. Mendler's most recent book, Just in Time , provides practical easy-to-read tips and specific methods for preventing discipline problems. His articles have appeared in many journals including Educational Leadership, Kappan, Learning, Reclaiming Children and Youth, and Reaching Today's Youth.Dr. Mendler has been recognized for his distinguished teaching in the areas of discipline, behavior, and classroom management by the Bureau of Education and Research, and was a recipient of the coveted Crazy Horse Award for having made outstanding contributions to discouraged youth. Dr. Mendler lives with his wife Barbara and his daughter Lisa in Rochester N.Y.

Dr. Richard Curwin is an award winning instructor, author and educational consltant. His philosophy on discipline, behavior, and classroom management is one of the most widely used in the world. He is co-author on the national best selling book Discipline with Dignity, which offers educators a plethora of strategies on behavior and classroom management.Dr. Curwin has also authored or co-authored many other publications, including: Discipline with Dignity for Challenging Youth Rediscovering Hope: Our Greatest Teaching Strategy. Making Good Choices His seminars and training sessions offer educators ready-to-use strategies with objectives, materials, language, and examples-all designed to encourage students to accept responsibility for their own behavior. Dr. Cuwin believes that mistakes can become opportunities for learning, and provide teachers a chance to teach respect and self-discipline. Dr. Curwin's articles have appeared in Educational Leadership, Reclaiming Children and Youth, Instructor, Parenting, and Learning. All highly acclaimed educational resources. He is a leader in the fields of discipline, behavior, and classroom management. He is in high demand as a speaker in America and internationally. His strategies and techniques are used in Belgium, Germany, Japan, Singapore and Israel. He was a recipient of the coveted Crazy Horse Award for having made outstanding contributions to discouraged youth.Dr. Curwin is the parent of 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He resides in San Francisco, California.Brian Mendler is a certified elementary and special education teacher with extensive experience working with challenging students in general education, self-contained, and inclusion settings. As an Adjunct Professor at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, he teaches Behavior Management, and Introduction to Special Education. In addition, he provides staff development training for K-12 educators and youth service workers throughout North America with the focus on how to be successful with even the most difficult students. Mr. Mendler's recent publication, Tips 4 Teachers, is an easy to read book for educators that offers specific, practical strategies from the Discipline with Dignity approach. Brian is a contributor to the book, Just in Time: Powerful Strategies to Promote Positive Behavior, published with Dr. Allen Mendler, co-author of numerous publications including Discipline with Dignity. The publication provides practical, in-depth suggestions for teachers that offer solutions to problems with discipline and motivation. While completing his Master's degree at D'Youville College in Buffalo, Brian began volunteering in the Big Brothers/ Big Sisters program. He has been passionately involved with this program, and his "little," Victor, since that time. He also works with Special Olympics, helping out in their track and field, and softball programs. Brian currently resides in Rochester, NY.

About the authors
Introduction to the second edition
When kids push over buttons
Preparing for Power Struggles
Understanding Why and How Students Misbehave
Preparing Students for How You Will Handle Misbehavior
Prevention Strategies
in-Class Relationship Building
Outside-of-School Relationship Building
Opportunities for Students to Be in Charge
Competence Building
Are You Causing or Contributing to Discipline Problems?
Questions for Reflection to Help Prevent Power Struggles
Intervention strategies
Stay Connected to Kids Without Taking What They Do and Say Personally
Understand the Hostility Cycle
Substitute Less Powerful Words and Images for Those You Find Disturbing
Reframe the Situation
Defusing Strategies
Goals of Defusing
Basic Defusing Skills
A Defusing Activity
Challenging Strategies
The Private Three-Step Approach
Student Removal and Fallow-Up
Student Suspensions
The Rest of the Class
Power Struggle Scenarios
Two Stories
Final Thoughts
References and resources
Index

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