The Power of Guidance: Teaching Social-Emotional Skills in Early Childhood Classrooms

Dan Gartrell
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In an engaging, reader-friendly style, the author describes developmentally appropriate guidance in the encouraging classroom. With this approach, teachers think beyond the kind of conventional classroom discipline that aims merely to keep children in line?and often fails even to do that! Gartrell shows teachers how to help children develop lifelong skills such as mutual acceptance and cooperation, creative and peaceful problem-solving strategies, and acceptable ways to express difficult emotions. Includes a special chapter on guidance with boys. Copublished with Thomson Delmar Learning.

?This book is important enough to make me see the future in a brighter light. The ideas expressed have opened me up to the most difficult children; I have seen trust grow when least expected, and I have taken home joy even when the days were hardest. This book is a must for all who are concerned with education for democracy and the shaping of a more peaceful future."


? Eleonore Hockabout, Early Childhood Instructor, Head StartOakland, California