A Fresh and Positive Look at Classroom Management
Presentation for educators by Dr. Jane Bluestein
When it comes to student behavior challenges in the classroom, conventional practices and punitive discipline codes often fail to motivate students to change their attitudes or behavior. Old win-lose patterns (whether authoritarian or permissive) often do little more than add fuel to the fire.
Here, finally, is an effective alternative approach to successfully preventing discipline problems, building student accountability, and ending frustrating power struggles with kids of all ages.
We’ll look at practical, powerful, and effective strategies to help you establish win-win authority relationships; defuse conflict and opposition; set and maintain positive, win-win boundaries; build a positive, caring, emotionally safe classroom climate; eliminate defiance, dependence, and indifference; build relationships with parents; reduce stress and burnout, and make your work more enjoyable.
We’ll also examine strategies that will minimize problems associated with poor academic performance, non-traditional learning styles, and social and emotional issues.
“The Win-Win Classroom” will change the way you interact with students and help you build a positive social culture within your school and classroom. Valuable strategies for individuals working with students at all grade levels.
Participants will learn how to:
- Establish win-win authority relationships with students to reduce power-struggles, opposition, and indifference without using threats or punishments
- Examine traditional approaches to discipline and classroom management that often create more problems than they solve, as well as more effective alternatives
- Develop simple, practical, and positive strategies for motivating student cooperation, commitment, and accountability
- Improve classroom climate, reducing negativity, stress, and indifference
- Increase time devoted to instruction and student engagement
- Increase student success to minimize behavior problems that often emerge when kids believe they cannot be successful in school
- Improve aspects of classroom management related to authority, instruction, and student learning needs and preferences
- Improve the social and emotional aspects of the classroom (including reducing negative student interactions and bullying)
- Build relationships with and support from parents and colleagues
Information about related books:
The Win-Win Classroom: Positive Classroom Management
The Beginning Teacher’s Survival Guide: Win-Win Strategies for Success
Creating Emotionally Safe Schools: A Guide for Educators and Parents
Managing 21st Century Classrooms: How do I avoid ineffective classroom management practices?
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