July 12, 2011
Positive Schoolwide Discipline Possible With New Approach
Experienced Elementary School Leaders Offer Practical Strategies in New Book
TURNERS FALLS, Mass., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The way to bring positive behavior to a school is through strong, consistent, and positive discipline. In Responsive School Discipline: Essential Strategies for Elementary School Leaders, the newest book from the developers of the Responsive ClassroomÃ® approach to elementary teaching, veteran school administrators Chip Wood and Babs Freeman-Loftis offer practical strategies for building a safe, calm, and respectful school climate--strategies based on deep respect for children and for staff.
The new book shows principals and other school leaders ways to:
- Establish signals that get children's quick, quiet attention anytime and anywhere in school
- Craft school rules that children take seriously--even cherish
- Create peaceful recesses, lunchtimes, hallways, and bus rides
- Give staff techniques for teaching and reinforcing expected behavior
- Help children with especially challenging behaviors avoid discipline problems
- Give staff methods for quickly restoring positive behavior when a discipline problem comes up
- Involve parents in improving school discipline
Responsive School Discipline: Essential Strategies for Elementary School Leaders
Chip Wood and Babs Freeman-Loftis
July 2011, 274 pp., paperback, $24.00
Chip Wood has been an elementary school teacher, principal, district curriculum director, and teacher educator in his 40 year career in education. In 1981 he co-founded Northeast Foundation for Children, the developer of the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching.
Babs Freeman-Loftis taught elementary physical education for fourteen years before moving into administration as an assistant principal for nine years. She is a Responsive Classroom Consultant and co-author of the handbook The Responsive Classroom Assessment.
Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc. (NEFC), a nonprofit organization, was established in 1981 by elementary school educators who envisioned a way of teaching that would bring together academic and social learning throughout the school day. That way of teaching, called the Responsive ClassroomÃ® approach, is now being used in schools across the country and in Canada. For more information, visit http://www.responsiveclassroom.org.
SOURCE Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc.