The Compassionate Classroom: Relationship Based Teaching and Learning

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PuddleDancer Press, 2004 - Education - 208 pages
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This inspiring guidebook supports teachers seeking to create an emotionally safe learning environment where academic excellence thrives. In this first complete curriculum for teaching Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to elementary age students, lessons supply instruction for creating a community of reverence, self-awareness, and mindfulness. The relationship-centered classroom model aids in building trust, reducing conflict, improving cooperation, and maximizing the potential of each student. Specific tips for teaching nonviolent skill sets are provided, and educators are assisted in building connections among diverse populations, cultivating self-awareness, and rewarding reflective thinking. Customizable exercises, activities, charts and cutouts make it easy for educators to create lesson plans for a day, a week or an entire school year.
 

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Page 29 - The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. Carl Rogers
Page 26 - I see communication as a huge umbrella that covers and affects all that goes on between human beings.

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Sura Hart has provided training to peacemaking teachers in the Peace Army-Costa Rica; is the former education project director for the Center for Nonviolent Communication; and a former elementary, junior-high, and high-school teacher. She is the coauthor of "The Compassionate Classroom." She lives in Santa Barbara, California. Victoria Kindle Hodson is a psychologist and the coauthor of "The Compassionate Classroom "and "Discover Your Child's Learning Style. "She lives in Ventura, California.

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