Converting Conflicts in Preschool

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Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1995 - Education - 205 pages
This book offers a new approach for handling conflicts between children and provides effective solutions for preschool teachers. It describes a simple technique that converts children's conflicts to positive feelings, rather than having conflicts result in blame and shame. By giving teachers the tools they need to become transformers of classroom disputes, rather than referees or disciplinarians, they understand that conflict is a necessary learning opportunity and helps teach children to show empathy toward one another, rather than ill will. Each chapter of these interpersonal encounters includes recent child development research that sets the stage for the new conversion technique. This book is an essential classroom resource.

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Its High Time
Its Mine Possession Disputes
2 Ways to Decrease Possession Conflicts in the Classroom

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Janice Beaty, Ph.D. is a Professor Emerita at Elmira College and a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Education Association, and the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education. She has been named to the Who's Who of American Women 2006, 2007; Who's Who in America 2007, 2008; and Who's Who in American Education 1992-93, 1994-95, and 2007. Dr. Beaty has authored several other publications in Early Childhood Education.

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