Preschool Classroom Management: 150 Teacher-tested Techniques

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Gryphon House, Inc., 2004 - Education - 240 pages
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An essential resource that all teachers will appreciate! Written by two experienced teachers, Preschool Classroom Management offers solutions and suggestions to help you tackle behavior issues in the classroom. The techniques described in the book aim to prevent problems before they happen and to provide solutions when they do. Chapters include working with challenging behaviors, teaching alternative behaviors, building a caring community in the classroom, teacher tips and techniques, and dealing with daily routines and schedules. Preschool Classroom Management is perfect for both new and experienced teachers.

 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Showing Respect for Children
15
Recognizing Inappropriate Behavior
22
Linda
28
Using Principles of Democratic Living
34
Complimenting Good Behavior
40
Environmental Issues
53
Providing Choices
59
Avoidance Behavior
139
Difficult Times
145
Classroom Behavior Chart
152
Understanding the Problem
158
Getting Started in Play
164
Sitting in Circle Time
171
A Lesson From a Turtle
178
Grandmas Rule
184

Derrick
67
Planning for Social Needs
73
Andrew
79
Parent Partnerships
109
Using Statements
115
Working With Parent Volunteers
121
Sandy
127
Triggers
133
Communication Skills
193
Asking for Help
199
Inviting a Friend to Play
205
Body Language
211
Resources
217
Journals and Magazines
223
References
229
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Laverne Warner, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Populations at Sam Houston State University in Texas. Previously, she taught public school in Texas, Indiana, and Vermont. She is the author of nine books and has published more than 100 articles in journals across the country. Sharon Lynch, Ed.D., has been working in the field of education for over twenty years. She has worked as an educational diagnostician, speech language pathologist, special education teacher, and as an educational consultant. Sharon is currently an associate professor at Sam Houston State University, where she teaches assessment, behavioral intervention, cognitive disabilities, and early childhood special education.

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