Summary: Grounded in cutting-edge theory and research, this book presents innovative, classroom-based strategies for promoting the academic competence and mental health of students at risk. Easy-to-implement procedures are described that enlist the involvement of school practitioners, teachers, and students in creating nurturing, success-oriented classroom environments. Readers are guided step by step to understand what makes a classroom a healthy place to learn; recognize wh
en essential socioemotional supports are missing; intervene to put those supports in place; and demonstrate the positive effects on student learning and development. The volume is designed for maximum ease of use with a large-size format and lay-flat binding. Special features include helpful reproducible worksheets and forms.
Summary: Grounded in cutting-edge theory and research, this book presents innovative, classroom-based strategies for promoting the academic competence and mental health of students at risk. Easy-to-implement procedures are described that enlist the involvement of school practitioners, teachers, and students in creating nurturing, success-oriented classroom environments. Readers are guided step by step to understand what makes a classroom a healthy place to learn; recognize when essential socioemotional supports are missing; intervene to put those supports in place; and demonstrate the positive effects on student learning and development. The volume is designed for maximum ease of use with a large-size format and lay-flat binding. Special features include helpful reproducible worksheets and forms. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:04 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Guilford Press Published: 03/12/2004 International: No
"Provides practical, powerful, easy--to--apply tools for helping school psychologists, trainers, administrators, and teachers make classrooms into more caring learning environments. The authors have translated the research into clear recommendations for classroom practices and dynamics that can improve the academic achievement of all children."
--Kevin P. Dwyer, MA, NCAP, past president, National Association of School Psychologists
"This book presents a comprehensive program for school--based social and academic competence enhancement. Using an ecological systems approach, and drawing on resilience research, the book describes ways to establish, maintain, and evaluate a classroom climate that helps children adapt and thrive. A 'must--read' text for preservice teachers and an excellent professional development resource for educators and school practitioners."
--Anne Pierce Winsor, MS, Director, Project A.C.T. Early, University of Georgia
"The authors have made a significant contribution to the literature on school--based mental health. By situating the locus of change within the classroom, rather than the individual child, the authors have opened powerful new avenues for promoting children's social--emotional development and school success. The blend of theory and practical implementation advice will make this an invaluable resource for school--based professionals."
--Jean A. Baker, PhD, School Psychology Program, Michigan State University
Publisher Web Site, June 2005
View Table of Contents
1. Introduction to the Resilient Classroom
2. What Are Resilient Classrooms?
3. Relationship Characteristics of Resilient Classrooms
4. Self-Agency Characteristics of Resilient Classrooms
5. Assessing the Resilience of Classrooms
6. Convening the Systems for Change
7. Including the Classroom's Students in Planning and Decision Making
8. Developing and Implementing Strategies for Classroom Change
9. Evaluating the Impact on Students
10. Integrating the Resilient Classroom with Existing School Mental Health Services
Appendix A. The ClassMaps Surveys
Appendix B. The Worksheets
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