Discipline with Dignity offers specific ways to involve students in defining classroom procedures, rules, and consequences based on values or principles compatible with learning. Curwin and Mendler identify strategies for working with children who are physically aggressive and explode without provocation. The basic strategies include prevention, action, and resolution; the authors expand on those ideas and share examples and practical applications for educators. Curwin and Mendler explain the principles and related strategies that are as applicable to the problems faced in inner-city schools as they are to rural and suburban schools.
Offers an affirming approach to classroom discipline that promotes respect for self and others, emphasizing specific strategies and structures for educators to help students be successful. Gives ideas on involving students in defining procedures and rules, and identifies ways of working with children who are physically aggressive. Includes many examples and practical applications that can be used in rural, suburban, and inner-city schools. This edition, published ten years after the first edition, contains a new introduction by the authors on why and how their approach works in today's society. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)