Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Teaching Children to Care by Ruth Sidney Charney

Ever seen that teacher who has developed a classroom community of students that is filled with an eagerness for learning and joy at being at school? Ever wonder how they do that?

The book, Teaching children to Care: Classroom Management for Ethical and Academic Growth, K-8, by Ruth Sidney Charney, shows educators how they can do this in their classrooms. In order to build a community, educators need to use positive language and have a clear sense of classroom expectations and routines. Many examples and scenerios that teachers have experienced with students fill the pages of the book making it easy-to-read and relate to by the reader. Examples of misbehaviors, how to deal with them, how to prevent them from escalating, and what to expect at certain ages are detailed throughout the chapters. Lesson ideas are suggested and helpful tips are sprinkled throughout the pages. While this book is written for the classroom teacher , it can be adapted by specialists to their area of expertise. Parents might find this book helpful with how to deal with misbehaviors. Let me know if you want to borrow my copy and I’ll lend it to you.

Nonfiction: professional book

5 Smileys

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