- Paperback: 343 pages
- Publisher: Three Rivers Press; Reprint edition (August 26, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0609809326
- ISBN-13: 978-0609809327
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #483,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Teacher Effectiveness Training: The Program Proven to Help Teachers Bring Out the Best in Students of All Ages Reprint Edition
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For nearly thirty years, Teacher Effectiveness Training, or the T.E.T. book, based on Dr. Thomas Gordons groundbreaking program, has taught hundreds of thousands of teachers around the world the skills they need to deal with the inevitable student discipline problems effectively and humanely.
Now revised and updated, T.E.T. can mean the difference between an unproductive, disruptive classroom and a cooperative, productive environment in which students flourish and teachers feel rewarded.
You will learn:
What to do when students give you problems
How to talk so that students will listen
How to resolve conflicts so no one loses and no one gets hurt
How to best help students when theyre having a problem
How to set classroom rules so that far less enforcement is necessary
How to increase teaching and learning time
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1. Listening actively and reflectively, focusing on what the other person is really trying to tell you, and indicating your are listening to them. So many people never get anyone to really listen to them, that if you do this well, they will be delighted. Its not very hard to do if you follow the explanations in this book.
2. Expressing "I-messages" or assertiveness. Non-aggressively communicating to others what they are doing, and how it affects you negatively, leaving it to them to do something to stop hurting you.
3. Problem-solving, when you and another person(s) are both having a problem with each other. Shows the steps needed to reach a win-win solution.
I used this book in developmental and humanistic psychology courses so that students understood some important communication techniques used in therapy, parenting, classrooms and business settings. The author's work in this field, and his teacher Carl Rogers, were both nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The T.E.T. model is based on respect for the needs of the individual (e.g. - your students and yourself), in the same sense as the respect you show for a fellow adult friend. How would you address a close personal friend when his actions cause your needs not to be met? Would you try discipline? Show anger? Hand out consequences?
To avoid the common mistake of trying to intellectualize and assimilate the techniques covered in T.E.T., I strongly recommend reading the Gordon Credo...FIRST. Then write a couple of pages in your journal describing your interpretation of it. Think of active listening as a contribution to the "emotional bank account" of the other, which takes time and effort. If you students really KNOW through your actions that you care for them, will they care for you?
THEN, and only then read the book. After reading the book, the best way to really understand and apply the material is to sign up for a T.E.T. class in your local area.
To read the credo, use your search engine for teen encounters. Check the reference section.
David Day, T.E.T, Y.E.T., and P.E.T. certified trainer, Huntington Beach, CA