Disruptive behavior, power struggles, lack of motivation, attention deficit disorder—at times the list of obstacles to teaching seems endless. That’s why thousands of teachers and child-care providers have turned to the solutions in Setting Limits in the Classroom. This fully updated and expanded third edition offers the most up-to-date alternatives to punishment and permissiveness—moving beyond traditional methods that wear you down and get you nowhere.
Topics include: • Eliminating power struggles and handling disruptions quickly • Establishing an effective environment for learning • Using natural and logical consequences to support your rules • Conducting proactive, focused parent conferences • New research and techniques for supporting special-needs children
With its new focus on younger students and special tools for handling “strong-willed” children, this edition offers schoolteachers the tools they need to gain control of their classrooms—respectfully and effectively.
About the Author
Robert J. Mackenzie, EdD, is an educational psychologist and family therapist. With more than 25 years of experience, he founded the Setting Limits program, which helps parents and teachers discover how to improve learning abilities and resolve behavior problems in children. He received his masters in educational psychology from the University of California at Davis and his doctorate in counseling and educational psychology from the University of San Francisco. He is the author of Setting Limits, Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child, and Setting Limits in the Classroom.
Lisa Stanzione, M.A., is a special education teacher and resource specialist, as well as an educational consultant and a parent educator for the Setting Limits Program. She has been a consultant for developing and implementing the Learning Center Delivery model for special education services since 2001.