Effective Discipline Policies: How to Create a System that Supports Young Children's Social-Emotional Competence
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Effective Discipline Policies: How to Create a System that Supports Young Children's Social-Emotional Competence

Ages: 18 and up
Price: $19.95
Type: Book
By Gryphon House, Inc.



Description

Research has shown that preschool expulsion is not only harmful to young children, but young boys of color are more likely to be suspended or expelled than other children.

Challenging behaviors can derail an early childhood classroom, and punishment and exclusion aren't the answer. Young children need support and instruction to help them learn how to cooperate, listen, share, interact positively with their peers and with adults. Where to start? Effective Discipline Policies will be your go-to resource.

- Craft a developmentally appropriate, consistent, effective behavioral guidance policy
- Create a system that supports young children's social-emotional competence
- Provide a healthy environment in which young children can learn and grow
- Improve the quality of teacher-child interactions

Review Highlights:

This is a must-read for any preschool administrator or teacher wanting to write or rewrite either school-wide or classroom behavioral policies and procedures.

I spent some time with this book after it arrived. I have many years in education under my belt and have two little ones running around so thought it'd be a good fit. What really stands out in this book is its organization and presentation of material as well as all of the thought and research put into it. In particular, I really liked the emphasis in evidence-based preventative practice for working with kids instead of reacting to the situation, which many young teachers do in the beginning. Also, I liked that the authors took a "humanistic" approach instead of the simple "behavioral" approach that many end up taking without thinking about it. Looking at the whole child and all the circumstances he/she are currently living with is key to developing and nuturing proper classroom and home behavior.

I loved the scenarios at the beginning of the book - really made ideas and concepts more concrete.

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