A Guidance Approach for the Encouraging Classroom 6th Edition

Dan Gartrell

  • © 2014
  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2011, 2007
  • 576 Pages


Addressing ages 3 to 8 years, A GUIDANCE APPROACH FOR THE ENCOURAGING CLASSROOM, 6th Edition, is for students in two- and four-year early childhood programs as well as graduate courses. It easily can function as a primary text in classes that address group management, the learning environment, child guidance, child behavior, challenging behavior, conflict management, and peace education topics. Part 1 explores the foundation of guidance in early childhood education. Part 2 focuses on building and organizing an encouraging classroom, and discusses such topics as daily schedules, routines, use of thematic instruction, and the importance of working with parents. Part 3 addresses problem solving and challenging behavior, including a practical illustration of how to use and teach conflict management and information about the "five-finger-formula." Highlights of the new edition include standards and video integration, expanded coverage of diversity, and information on current brain research. Throughout, this experience-based resource includes real-life anecdotes that allow professionals to make the shift from conventional classroom to developmentally appropriate guidance. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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What's New

  • New integration of standards includes icons throughout the text that identify relevant content. In addition, a convenient new Standards Correlation Chart on the book's inside front cover highlights content related to NAEYC Teacher Preparation Standards and Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP).
  • New TeachSource Videos, introduced in every chapter of the book and viewable online at Education CourseMate, illustrate the content and give students an inside look at actual teaching situations and challenges.
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  • New coverage of current brain research and breakthroughs in neuroscience gives students an understanding of brain development that will assist them in working with their students.
  • Increased coverage of diversity--including English language learners, linguistic diversity at home and at school, and diversity of cultural background--prepares students for the challenges they may face when working with students or families from different backgrounds.
  • New! The book's website, Education CourseMate, provides additional resources, downloadable/customizable forms, and study aids.

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