- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.; 1st edition (October 1, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0961863617
- ISBN-13: 978-0961863616
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #854,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Teaching Children to Care: Management in the Responsive Classroom 1st Edition
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Teaching Children to Care abounds with the best sort of recipes and anecdotes. There is never a moment of doubt about the credibility of the settings or the possibility of translating these ideas into one's own settings. It's rare that this kind of attention to classroom management sounds so respectful to kids and compatible with a reflective and intellectually-focused classroom!
When I finished it, I lay awake trying to imagine how it could be translated into work with adolescents at Central Park East Secondary School. I was that excited!--Deborah Meier, McArthur Fellow, Principal, Central Park East Secondary School, New York, NY
--Maurice R. Sykes, Director, Early Childhood Programs, Washington DC Public Schools
I believe this book is a major breakthrough in the field of education... It provides a theoretical framework for elementary teaching and specific guidelines and techniques to put that theory into practice... It has profound implications for all teachers and systems, but especially for urban education. It shows how to organize classrooms, develop appropriate curricula, and most importantly, develop social competence... This book is what educators across the country are looking for.
From the Author
How to introduce the practice of caring into classrooms. This book is about teaching children to care. It draws on my many years as a teacher in inner-city schools and, more recently, in an independent school which was founded in order to apply a developmental point of view. The most important thing I have learned is that discipline is a subject to be taught, just as reading or arithmetic is taught. It is taught year after year without apology. It is taught with the conviction and affirmation of the teacher. We need to approach the issues of classroom management and discipline as much more than what to do when children break rules and misbehave. Rather than simply reacting to problems, we need to establish an ongoing curriculum in self-control, social participation and human development. I have grown to appreciate the task of helping children learn to take better care of themselves, each other and their classrooms. It's not a waste. It's probably the most enduring thing that I teach. I hope you enjoy the book and find it useful in your work with children.
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I recently bought three copies of the book and a copy of the new/ revised. I gave one of them to my son who is using the approach to guide his children of divorce through the feelings, anger and pain. I suggested that every where he reads 'my students" he substitute 'my children." Perfect.