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Guiding Children’s Behavior: Developmental Discipline in the Classroom


reviewed by Jenny Edwards — December 11, 2006

coverTitle: Guiding Children’s Behavior: Developmental Discipline in the Classroom
Author(s): Eileen S. Flicker and Janet Andron Hoffman
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807747130 , Pages: 113, Year: 2006
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Guiding Children’s Behavior: Developmental Discipline in the Classroom is a true gift to everyone who works with children—beginning teachers, veteran teachers, parents, child care providers, administrators, and others. It is also a gift to the children with whom they work. During my career as a teacher at the elementary, middle school, and university levels, I have read numerous books on strategies for teaching children appropriate behavior. This is the most comprehensive, humane, loving, and sensitive book that I have read on the topic. Flicker and Hoffman base their book on two premises. The first is that children learn their behaviors in their environments and bring memories of their prior experiences with adults to new situations. The second is that “the purpose of guiding behavior in constructive ways in classrooms is to facilitate learning” (p. x). They present a systemic approach to working with children in which adults observe children, seek to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 11, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12886, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 12:52:38 PM

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  • Jenny Edwards
    Fielding Graduate University
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    JENNY EDWARDS, Ph.D., serves on the faculty of the School of Educational Leadership and Change at Fielding Graduate University, located in Santa Barbara, California. She has published extensively in the field of Cognitive CoachingSM and is Chair of the Invitational Education Special Interest Group for the American Educational Research Association.
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