Responsive School Discipline: Essentials for Elementary School Leaders

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Center for Responsive Schools, Inc., 2011 - Education - 260 pages
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Bring positive behavior to your school through strong, consistent, and positive discipline. In Responsive School Discipline two experienced administrators offer practical strategies for building a safe, calm, and respectful school-strategies based on deep respect for children and for staff. Each chapter targets one key discipline issue and starts with a checklist of action steps. For comprehensive discipline reform, go through the chapters in order. For help with a particular challenge, go right to the chapter you need.
 

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Contents

Seven Key Leadership Actions
11
Signals for Quiet Attention
22
Schoolwide Rules
30
Playground
39
Positive Adult Language
41
Interactive Modeling
61
Proactive Supports for Students with Challenging Behaviors
71
SchoolHome Partnerships
97
Conferencing With Parents When eres a Problem
155
Make recess a time of joy and learning
173
Cafeteria
191
Hallways
205
Buses
219
Appendix
233
Appendix
241
A Repertoire of Conversation Formats
247

Staff Learning Together
110
Positive Responses to Misbehavior
119
Positive Use of TimeOut
137
References
254
Index
262
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Chip Wood has been an elementary school teacher, principal, district curriculum director, and teacher educator during his forty-year career in education. In 1981, he co-founded Center for Responsive Schools, the developer of the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching. His other books include Time to Teach, Time to Learn: Changing the Pace of School and Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14. Babs Freeman-Loftis taught elementary physical education for fourteen years before moving into administration as an assistant principal for nine years.

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