The book I wanted to recommend is quite difficult to find, and to be honest, I don't know how I got it! So, I will recommend this one: It is How to Talk So Kids Can Learn : At Home and in School by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish. I recall reading this book as a new teacher, and it really changed the way I viewed myself and my communication style. Before reading the book, I was having a really rough time in my classroom. My students were out of control, and a significant portion of my time with them was spent yelling and reacting to their behaviors. This book taught me how to talk to them, and I swear, things changed in the classroom. Scouts honor! Check it out.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
application, fill it out, submit a reflection paper and registration fee (only $5) and you will receive your hours. True story!
Another book in the same vein is The Trouble With Boys by Peg Tyre. This book is also an interesting read, and it pretty much corroborates Richard Whitmore's argument.
So, what are you waiting for? Go pick up these books and read, read, read! Don't forget to write a reflective summary for professional development credit. How will the data reported in these texts influence how you plan your classroom instruction? Will you differentiate your lessons to accommodate for how males learn best? Hmmm...that's some heavy thinking there. Happy Reading!