101 Principles for Positive Guidance with Young Children: Creating Responsive Teachers
©2013 |Pearson | Out of print
©2013 |Pearson | Out of print
101 Principles for Positive Guidance with Young Children is an innovative manual for educators. It is a handy guide, a reference book, and a daily help for all educators working with children ages birth to age eight. Rather than focus on changing the behavior of children, this guiding text uniquely focuses first on exploring the beliefs, actions, words, responses and strategies of the teacher. By providing effective skills for teachers in behavior redirection and consistent social-emotional support, the authors explain that children will gain the competence necessary to relate successfully with their peers and others and learn to create healthy outcomes for themselves. Lively and accessible, the authors have written a truly user-friendly interactive manual with a seamless link between research and practice. The techniques presented are effective, practical, and field-tested, addressing every aspect of classroom guidance for young children. Furthermore, multicultural and cross-cultural contexts are fully-integrated, with particular efficacy for children at-risk, English language learners, and those working in diverse and inclusive classrooms. Relational and practical solutions for working with parents in the most constructive and caring manner are also addressed and will help educators learn to build bridges between home and school.
Versatile in depth and scope, the text can be utilized a myriad of ways from a traditional classroom textbook, a group professional development text, a group facilitator’s guide, or for individual study or enrichment. The text is reader-friendly for teachers, students, and practitioners of every level, and provides for personal reflection and immediate application, allowing teachers to gain confidence in connecting with and relating positively to children, transforming classrooms into caring, positive learning communities.
"The skills and tools provided with through the 101 principles of positive guidance have become a permanent fixture in my arsenal. These Tools are more than just methods and philosophies but truly a roadmap to improve the quality of life, self-esteem and future of every single child that we encounter."
- Valerie Bundy, District Manager, Kindercare
"Not only have I benefitted from the 101 positive principles of discipline, but also my program and staff have benefitted. The 101 principles have changed our staff's relationships, interactions and behaviors with children and parents, which have improved greatly. The 101s have influenced and given me new insight on what and how I need to evaluate myself and to be a support and role model to other staff.
- K. Kim Jennings, Norfolk State University Child Development Lab Director
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Chapter 1: Building a Caring Community
Chapter 2: Guiding Behavior
Chapter 3: Showing Respect
Chapter 4: Giving Nurturance
Chapter 5: Fostering Independence
Chapter 6: Building Resilience
Chapter 7: Preventing Misbehavior
Chapter 8: Creating Solutions to Common Behavior Challenges
Chapter 9: Building Bridges with Families
Chapter 10: Creating Positive Change
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Katharine C. Kersey, Ed.D., is a university professor of Early Childhood Education, and founder and Director Emeritus of the Child Development/Child Study Centers at Old Dominion University. She served as chairperson of the Department of Early Childhood Education, Speech Language Pathology and Special Education for twenty-two years. The recipient of many prestigious awards, including the ODU Tonelson Award for outstanding teaching, and the SCHEV (State Council of Higher Education of Virginia) award for outstanding faculty, she has recently published articles with Young Children and Childhood Education. In addition to The 101s, Dr. Kersey has authored three more books, The Art of Sensitive Parenting, Helping Your Children Handle Stress, and Don’t Take it Out on Your Kids, as well as co-authored The First-Year Teacher, published by the National Education Association. Dr. Kersey is an oft sought-after expert of local television stations, newspapers, and other popular media on family, parent, and child-related issues, and has appeared on several national talk shows, including “Oprah,” “Sonya Live,” “CNN,” and the “Les Brown Show.”
Marie L. Masterson, Ph.D., is assistant professor of Early Childhood Education at Dominican University. She recently served as a Fulbright Specialist, working in conjunction with Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand to establish an early childhood education training institute. She coordinates Old Dominion University Director’s Institute, which provides professional development for directors of licensed childcare centers for at-risk children. She is a national speaker, child behavior expert, researcher, and author of current articles published in Young Children and Childhood Education linking research to practice in early childhood education. Additionally, she provides educational consulting and professional development to childcare centers, schools, and organizations to build high-quality environments and establish responsive, positive instructional and relational interactions to support achievement and school adjustment for all children. Dr. Masterson is the former early childhood specialist for the Virginia Department of Education.
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