Books

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management

A teacher’s ability to manage the classroom strongly influences the quality of teaching and learning that can be accomplished. Among the most pressing concerns for inexperienced teachers is classroom management, a concern of equal importance to the general public in light of behavior problems and breakdowns in discipline that grab newspaper headlines. But classroom management is not just about problems and what to do when things go wrong and chaos erupts. It’s about how to run a classroom so as to elicit the best from even the most courteous group of students. An array of skills is needed to produce such a learning environment. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management raises issues and introduces evidence-based, real-world strategies for creating and maintaining well-managed classrooms where learning thrives. Students studying to become teachers will need to develop their own classroom management strategies consistent with their own philosophies of teaching and learning. It is hoped that this work will help open their eyes to the range of issues and the array of skills they might integrate into their unique teaching styles.

 

The Baseball Starter: A Handbook for Coaching Children and Teens

With an emphasis on instilling a love for the game, this handbook instructs parents and coaches on teaching the basics of baseball to young players. More than 80 photos demonstrate the proper techniques for hitting, fielding, and pitching, and appendices of games and drills reinforce the lessons in ways that youths will enjoy. Taking into account the differing needs of players by age, the authors provide separate discussions for young children and adolescents.

 

Approaches to Behavior and Classroom Management: Integrating Discipline and Care

Approaches to Behavior and Classroom Management focuses on helping teachers use a variety of approaches in behavior and classroom management in order to make good decisions when faced with the challenge of creating positive classroom communities. Today’s classrooms often include children from a variety of backgrounds and with different needs – needs that must be met if these children are to thrive in school. This text will provide teachers and other educators with the historical and cultural framework necessary to understand approaches to behavior and classroom management, a deep understanding of each approach, and a tool belt of relevant methods from which to choose to meet the needs of various situations.

Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development (The SAGE Program on Applied Developmental Science)

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The Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development is the first reference work to focus on the developmental process of religion and spirituality across the human life span. Spiritual development is an important part of human development that has links to identity development, moral development, and civic engagement. This innovative Encyclopedia offers insight into the characteristics of people and their contexts that interact to influence religious and spiritual development over time. Editors Elizabeth M. Dowling and W. George Scarlett provide readers with glimpses into the religious and spiritual developmental trajectories of people from all over the world, from many different religious and spiritual backgrounds.

https://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Religious-Spiritual-Development-Developmental-ebook/dp/B00YFR5YSM/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

Children’s Play

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Children’s Play looks at the many facets of play and how it develops from infancy through late childhood. Authors W. George Scarlett, Sophie Naudeau, Dorothy Salonius-Pasternak, and Iris Ponte take a broad approach to examining how children play by including a wide variety of types of play, play settings, and play media. The book also discusses major revolutions in the way today’s children play, including changes in organized youth sports, children’s humor, and electronic play. Children’s Play addresses diversity throughout the text and explores play on the topics of gender, disabilities, socioeconomic class, and culture.

https://www.amazon.com/Childrens-Play-W-George%20Scarlett/dp/0761929991/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

Trouble in the Classroom: Managing the Behavior Problems of Young Children

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The first book to present a positive and sound development approach to understanding behavior problems in the pre-school and early elementary years. This developmental approach to discipline in the classroom considers both the classroom context and the child’s development needs.

Religious Development in Childhood and Adolescence: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 52 (J-B CAD Single Issue Child & Adolescent Development)

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Everyone knows there are differences between the religiosity of children, youth, and adults. We need no reminder that growing older can bring profound and diverse changes in the way individuals pray, talk about God, and worship. Equally obvious is the diversity we find in the public face of adult religion and in the private thoughts and feeling of those from the same religion. But what is the common core in all this diversity? Is there a basic mother structure of religious feeling and thinking that binds the diversity we find across ages and across different expressions of public and private religion? This volume of New Directions for Child Development addresses these questions from the developmental perspectives of different theories. More specifically, the volume is about the development of private religion and the inner dynamic that pushes children, youth, and adults to construct and reform their views and change their feelings as they mature and adapt to life’s new problems. This is the 52nd issue of New Directions for Child Development. For mre information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals page.

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