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Teaching difficult students : blue jays in the classroom

Author: Nicole M Gnezda
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : ScarecrowEducation, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Teaching Difficult Students: Blue Jays in the Classroom is an easy-to-read and inspiring text that explores the nature of young people and the effects of traditional disciplinary strategies. Nicole Gnezda recommends humanistic approaches that promote personal growth in students rather than the common system of reward and punishment that aggravates underlying psychological issues and encourages resentment,
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole M Gnezda
ISBN: 1578861756 9781578861750
OCLC Number: 55681936
Description: xiii, 127 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: What can we do about knowledge? --
Educate --
Self-protection --
What can we do about self-protection? --
First do no harm, second build success --
Love --
What can we do about love? --
Love and model love --
Empowerment --
What can we do about empowerment? --
Give choices, responsibility, and guidance --
The relationship between love and empowerment --
It matters how we treat difficult kids --
It's all about the soil: a parable --
Reconsidering assumptions: cleaning out our brains --
About authority and respect --
About competition --
About motivation --
About "problem students" --
About labels --
Lazy --
Irresponsible --
Careless --
Just trying to get attention --
More thought about labels --
The poor get poorer: why reward and punishment do not work --
We won't be wimps! --
Clarity of thought --
Nurturing --
Relationship building --
More about courage --
Keeping it simple --
Why bother? --
Because of carol --
Because of leroy --
Because of alexis --
The ultimate view.
Responsibility: Nicole M. Gnezda.
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(Gnezda has) discovered that troubled students often benefit from compassion and freedom to create than from punishment. ... But is Gnezda's altruistic approach successful? Her blue jays' stories Read more...

 
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