A Guidance Approach for the Encouraging Classroom

Front Cover
Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - Education - 576 pages
0 Reviews
A GUIDANCE APPROACH FOR THE ENCOURAGING CLASSROOM, 5/E, is for students in two- and four-year early childhood programs as well as graduate courses. It easily can function as a primary text in classes that address group management, the learning environment, child guidance, child behavior, challenging behavior, conflict management, and peace education topics. The text addresses ages 3 - 8 years in three parts. Part 1 explores the foundation of guidance in early childhood education and covers key concepts such as conventional discipline versus guidance, mistaken behavior, the guidance tradition, and innovative theories about child development with guidance. Part 2 focuses on building and organizing an encouraging classroom, as well as providing key elements of an encouraging classroom, including daily schedule, routines, use of thematic instruction, importance of working with parents, and leadership communication. Part 3 addresses problem solving and challenging behavior in the encouraging classroom, including a practical illustration for how to use and teach conflict management and coverage of the five-finger-formula. The book also covers nontraditional families as well as the effects of societal violence in the classroom. Throughout, this experience-based resource includes real-life anecdotes that allow professionals to make the shift from conventional classroom to developmentally appropriate guidance.
Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Foundations of a Guidance Approach
1
Creating the Encouraging Classroom
165
Solving Problems in the Encouraging Classroom
337
The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
505
Sample Greeting Letters and Surveys to Children and Their Families
515
Sample Guidebook The Education Program in Our Class
523
Developmentally Appropriate Guidance of Young Children
531
Individual Guidance Plan Worksheet
555
Glossary
557
References
565
Index
579
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Dan Gartrell (Ph.D., University of North Dakota) is Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education and Director of the Child Development Training Program at Bemidji State University in Minnesota. As a teacher, CDA trainer, and student teaching supervisor, Dr. Gartrell has been working with students in early childhood for more than 30 years. His articles have been published in Young Children and the Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). In addition, he has been a presenter at more than 200 workshops, training sessions, and keynote sessions on guidance in early childhood education in eight states, Germany, and Mexico.

Bibliographic information