Solving Thorny Behavior Problems

How Teachers and Students Can Work Together

Caltha Crowe


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Solving difficult behavior problems with children leads to long-lasting change. Arguing, excluding classmates, forming cliques, “forgetting” to do homework, balking at sharing, refusing to do work—these common but challenging misbehaviors often disrupt learning, frustrate children, and exhaust teachers. Veteran educator Caltha Crowe shares five practical strategies that will help teachers and children solve these problems together. You’ll learn to use:

  • Problem-solving conferences
  • Conflict resolution
  • Role-playing
  • Class meetings
  • Individual written agreements

With warmth, wit, and deep insight into classroom life, Crowe offers abundant guidance to help you use the strategies. She supports you with:

  • Detailed steps
  • Keys to success
  • Effective teacher language
  • Planning pages so you can personalize each strategy

True stories from classrooms, actual dialogues with students, and answers to real teachers’ questions make for a lively book with an authentic and encouraging teacher voice. Throughout, Crowe never wavers in her belief in building classroom community through kind, respectful collaboration with children. K–6

“Reading this book is like watching a master teacher demonstrate skills for helping students create a caring, respectful, cooperative classroom where they can experience the joy of learning.” —Jane Nelsen, author of Positive Discipline

Solving Thorny Behavior Problems offers teachers a proven, practical, and emotionally intelligent path to handling the tough problems students can present.” —Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

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5+ copies: $21.60 each

Copyright ©2009 Center for Responsive Schools, Inc
Item #: 137
Length: 304 pages
ISBN: 978-1-892989-32-1


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