Empowering Discipline

Empowering Discipline

The author of this book, Vicki Phillips, was principal of an award-winning alternative school for at-risk students for twenty-two years.

Author: Vicki Phillips

Publisher: Personal Development Publishing

ISBN: 0615482422

Category: Education

Page: 144

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EMPOWERING DISCIPLINE by Vicki PhillipsThird Edition (Revised and Expanded, (c) 2011) Most school discipline programs have one thing in common; their primary goal is to CONTROL student behavior. This tends to work with the majority of students; however there remains a group with whom nothing seems to work--so we label these students as "at-risk" and attempt to tighten our control. The author of this book, Vicki Phillips, was principal of an award-winning alternative school for at-risk students for twenty-two years. Since all of her students were at-risk, she had to come up with strategies which would work with them, which meant applying a non-traditional approach. After years of being successful with students labeled difficult by the mainstream, Vicki shares her approach in this book and guarantees that it works! Vicki calls for a shift in our thinking about the issue of control. Traditionally, schools try to "control" these students. When this doesn't work, the schools escalate the control, which causes the students to escalate their behavior. Students with no aspirations, who feel they have nothing to lose, can end up "winning" any power-struggle since they don't care about our "consequences"! "Control" becomes counter-productive and these students spiral downhill. In contrast, Vicki's strategies recognize the need of most at-risk students to be self-directed, and they involve working with students instead of against them. They are based on therapeutic principles and are designed to build emotional intelligence and "perspective modification," so that students will view the situation in a different way and choose to respond more appropriately. COMMENTS ABOUT EMPOWERING DISCIPLINE "Vicki Phillips' book EMPOWERING DISCIPLINE provides what every classroom teacher needs these days: practical strategies and perspectives to help kids who aren't happy campers in school discover their true strengths and abilities. Her book can save teachers from wasting time on externally-controlling discipline systems and help them turn the 'at-risk' student into the 'at-promise' learner!" --Thomas Armstrong, PhD., Author of THE MYTH OF THE ADD CHILD, MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES IN THE CLASSROOM, & AWAKENING YOUR CHILD'S NATURAL GENIUS "Finally! A discipline model that blends the needs of at-risk students, indeed all students, and the kinds of teacher behaviors that can make school an exciting and emotionally safe place for everyone. If you are looking for effective, positive, and preventative ways to deal with disruptive behavior, rebelliousness, resistance, passive learning, and problems of student dropout or truancy, you'll find answers here." --Jane Bluestein, PhD., author of 21st CENTURY DISCIPLINE: Teaching Students Responsibility & Self-Control and BEING A SUCCESSFUL TEACHER "Vicki Phillips clearly understands at-risk kids and their powerful need to make their own choices regardless of whether the choices get them in trouble. EMPOWERING DISCIPLINE is an exciting practical tool for anyone working with 'discipline resistant' kids because it gives step-by-step directions for how to get the most resistant kids to make good choices about their behavior as well as their school work. If you ever wondered what in the world to say or do with an oppositional teenager, EMPOWERING DISCIPLINE is the help you need. --Joyce Divinyi, M.S., Licensed Professional Counselor, Director of The Wellness Connection, author of SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR WORKING OR LIVING WITH DIFFICULT KIDS
Categories: Education

Empowering Your Library

Empowering Your Library

Continuous learning, however, nurtures these conditions, and thus a study of the
characteristics of the learning organization will guide those anxious to create an
empowered library. Senge's The Fifth Discipline introduced the world to the ...

Author: Connie Christopher

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838908586

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 75

View: 798

By working from the premise that every employee and volunteer has a stake in the library's future, library leaders can harness this power for the library's long-term benefit.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rethinking the Fifth Discipline

Rethinking the Fifth Discipline

We are now well prepared to revisit The Fifth Discipline. An empowering quality
Peter Senge has made popular in management thinking the learning
organisation and the many valuable insights that come with it. If attended to
thoughtfully, ...

Author: Robert Louis Flood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134667130

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 606

'Fifth Discipline' is one of the very few approaches to management that has attained position on the International Hall of Fame. Professor Flood's book explains and critiques the ideas in straight forward terms. This book makes significant and fundamental improvements to the core discipline - systemic thinking. It establishes crucial developments in systemic thinking in the context of the learning organisation, including creativity and organisational transformation. It is therefore a very important text for strategic planners, organisational change agents and consultants. The main features of the book include: * a review and critique of 'Fifth Discipline' and systemic thinking * an introduction to the gurus of systemic thinking - Senge, Bertalanffy, Beer, Ackoff, Checkland, and Churchman *a redefinition of management through systemic thinking *a guide to choosing, implementing and evaluating improvement strategies *Practical illustrations. Robert Flood is a renowned and authoritative expert in the field of management. He has implemented systemic management in a wide range of organisations in many continents and lectured by invitation in 25 countries, including Japan and the USA. Professor Flood has featured on many radio and TV programs. His book Beyond TQM was nominated for the 'IMC Management Book of the Year 1993'.
Categories: Business & Economics

Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare Empowering People

Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare  Empowering People

Several academic disciplines seek to develop a knowledge base about social
problems, their causes, and their alleviation. The most common disciplines are
social welfare, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, psychiatry,
and ...

Author: Charles Zastrow

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780495809524

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 733

The bestselling book on the market, Zastrow’s Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10e is also acclaimed as the most comprehensive. Giving readers a thorough overview of the social work profession, the text examines contemporary society with a realistic view of social problems--equipping students with real-world insight they can put into practice. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today’s professional social worker, Zastrow encourages students to think about new and realistic ways to solve problems and empower clients. A wealth of social problems cases, exhibits, and tables helps students apply concepts and compare and contrast the issues. The Tenth Edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest Standards updates as well as new and emerging issues from the field. Packed with cutting-edge coverage and comprehensive CSWE core content, Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10e continues to inspire students while giving them true insight into real-world practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Social Science

Empowering Professional Teaching in Engineering

Empowering Professional Teaching in Engineering

And, “what is the relationship between the disciplines?” [3, (ii)]. This question is
pertinent to engineering for Rosalind Williams has asked, “Is there a discipline of
engineering?” [31]. “If so what are the relationships of areas of knowledge like ...

Author: John Heywood

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781681732947

Category: Education

Page: 245

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Each one of us has views about education, how discipline should function, how individuals learn, how they should be motivated, what intelligence is, and the structures (content and subjects) of the curriculum. Perhaps the most important beliefs that (beginning) teachers bring with them are their notions about what constitutes "good teaching". The scholarship of teaching requires that (beginning) teachers should examine (evaluate) these views in the light of knowledge currently available about the curriculum and instruction, and decide their future actions on the basis of that analysis. Such evaluations are best undertaken when classrooms are treated as laboratories of inquiry (research) where teachers establish what works best for them. Two instructor centred and two learner centred philosophies of knowledge, curriculum and instruction are used to discern the fundamental (basic) questions that engineering educators should answer in respect of their own beliefs and practice. They point to a series of classroom activities that will enable them to challenge their own beliefs, and at the same time affirm, develop, or change their philosophies of knowledge, curriculum and instruction.
Categories: Education

Rethinking Empowerment

Rethinking Empowerment

Using insights from Foucault, she suggests that projects extract productive labour
from women, thereby empowering the market economy, rather than empowering
women who are subject to rules and discipline in meetings, timetables for loan ...

Author: Jane L. Parpart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134472116

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 367

Rethinking Empowerment looks at the changing role of women in developing countries and calls for a new approach to empowerment. An approach that adopts a more nuanced, feminist interpretation of power and em(power)ment, recognises that local empowerment is always embedded in regional, national and global contexts, pays attention to institutional structures and politics and acknowledges that empowerment is both a process and an outcome. Moreover, the book warns that an obsession with measurement rather than process can undermine efforts to foster transformative and empowering outcomes. It concludes that power must be restored as the centrepiece of empowerment. Only then will the term and its advocates provide meaningful ammunition for dealing with the challenges of an increasingly unequal, and often sexist, global/local world.
Categories: Political Science

Raising Everyday Heroes

Raising Everyday Heroes

To discipline your child in a way that doesn't control or repress, follow these
twelve simple tenets for empowering discipline. Afterwards, we'll look at seven
discipline techniques that honor these tenets. 1. Establish rules and boundaries
to ...

Author: Elisa Medhus

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781442962187

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 552

View: 404

LIVING IN A CULTURES A TURATED WITH MEDIA messages focused on fame, wealth, and beauty, it's easy for today's youth to rely on these external messages for guidance. As parents and role models, our natural instinct is to protect and shield our youth from these negative messages and attitudes. Unfortunately, this mode of thinking has encouraged the growing epidemic of youth helplessness. In Raising Everyday Heroes, award-winning author Dr. Elisa Medhus tackles this growing social phenomenon and inspires parents to raise tomorrow's everyday heroes.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Christ s Empowering Presence

Christ s Empowering Presence

11 Nouwen goes on to offer the following rationale for a daily experience of
solitude that leads to an empowering encounter with Christ: Precisely because
our secular milieu offers us so few spiritual disciplines, we have to develop our

Author: Gary Tyra

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830858712

Category: Religion

Page: 209

View: 680

Christ's Empowering Presence looks at the Spiritual Disciplines through the eyes of both classical and contemporary writers, a process that changed the author's life.
Categories: Religion

Seven Disciplines of A Leader

Seven Disciplines of A Leader

64 SEVEN DISCIPLINES Empowering people allows them to grow, and they
appreciate that you believe in them. They know you trust them to make important
decisions that directly affect the department, team, or organization. Empowered ...

Author: Jeff Wolf

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119004097

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 376

Recognize, develop, and embody great leadership Seven Disciplines of A Leader is a comprehensive manualfor building better leaders. Author and executive coach Jeff Wolfis a respected authority on leadership, and his strategies andinspiration have fostered dramatic growth in some of the nation'stop companies. In this book, he shares the secrets of greatleadership to help readers align professional development andexemplify these traits themselves. Each of the Disciplines isvaluable on its own, but together they add up to more than a sum oftheir parts, and work synergistically to propel leaders to higherand higher effectiveness and companies to better and betterbusiness. From initiative, to planning, to community service,readers will gain deep insight into what separates the good fromthe great, and how organizations can nurture these qualities intheir employees with leadership potential. A good leader gets results, but a great leader inspires everysingle member of the team to reach their utmost potential everysingle time. A great leader makes everyone shine, and provides thevision, the tools, and the support people need to do their verybest work. This book describes how it's done, and how greatness canbe learned. Discover the traits that make leaders great Align leadership development training to maximizepotential Foster the right attitudes and behaviors for betteroutcomes Build a culture of sustainable success that permeates theorganization Individual achievement is great, but fostering a culture ofachievement sends business into the future on an upward trajectory.It's more than just a single inspired employee; it's aboutrecognizing the signs of potential leadership and nurturing them tofruition throughout the organization. Seven Disciplines of ALeader is the field guide to great leadership.
Categories: Business & Economics

Let Prayer Change Your Life Revised

Let Prayer Change Your Life   Revised

Discover the Awesome Power of, Empowering Discipline of, and Ultimate Design
for Prayer Becky Tirabassi. PART II From Decision to Discipline CHAPTER 3
Knee Deep in Discipline That first morning at. FROM DECISION TO DISCIPLINE.

Author: Becky Tirabassi

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9781418536176

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 999

If you struggle between desiring a meaningful prayer life and actually having one, this workbook is for you. Becky Tirabassi's unique system of prayer journaling has enriched the prayer lives of thousands. In this workbook, Tirabassi teaches her system step-by-step, helping readers keep a commitment to pray daily. She covers four types of prayer, learning to listen to God through journals and reading, and how to claim God's awesome power and daily presence in prayer. A new section on fasting will encourage Christians to strengthen their faith as they grow through extended times of prayer. Self-tests, surveys, checklists, written prayer, and an effective system of prayer journaling help readers of all ages develop a constant communion with God. This journal is a companion to Let Prayer Change Your Life, a bestselling book that has sold over 250,000 copies.
Categories: Religion

Empowering Relationships

Empowering Relationships

It is a discipline for life. Speaking of discipline, some people tell me that while
they know how important this is, they cannot seem to actually do it. If this sounds
like you, then find some place in your life where you are disciplined. This might
be ...

Author: Shakti Durga

Publisher: Shakti Durga

ISBN: 9780987109132

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 289

View: 992

Are you looking for a deeper understanding of how to create healthy relationships from a spiritual perspective? Advice and help with transforming even the most tricky relationships? Empowering Relationships is filled with powerful, effective and easy to use tools and techniques that will help you gain a better understanding of relationships and yourself in the process. Author, Australian Guru Shakti Durga, aims to empowering you to end relationship issues through gaining the ability to create more peace and happiness in your life than you ever thought possible. Her teachings are based on her own life experience of two divorces and now a long-term, deeply loving marriage of 12 years. She has also taught thousands, through her courses and seminars, how to successfully change every form of relationship, from marriages to workplaces. While her approach melds together the spiritual with the practical, it is accessible to people of any faith or background. She provides a set of tools that she has tested herself and knows they work. She also provides clear advice and explanations of how our relationships are impacted by the spiritual laws that govern everything and are common to all faiths and religions: - Learn how to fix marriage and workplace relationship patterns created by old stuck beliefs, emotions and energy - Discover how our thoughts, how we manage emotions, our past lives, karma, early childhood experiences and our own self-worth affect every relationship in our life - Become empowered to change your life through the knowledge to heal yourself and your relationships This book is for those who want to start playing an active role in improving their lives. It's time to gain the knowledge and ability to create the life you have always wanted.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Positive Discipline in the Classroom

Positive Discipline in the Classroom

Orem, UT: Empowering People Books, Tapes & Videos. (1-800- 456-7770) .
Developing Capable People (video tape set) . Orem, UT: ... Videos, 1990. (1-800-
456-7770) Lott, Lynn, and Jane Nelsen. Teaching Parenting the Positive
Discipline ...

Author: Jane Nelsen

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: UVA:X004267938

Category: Classroom management

Page: 221

View: 686

Today's classrooms are filled with children of varied backgrounds, and subject to many intrusive influences. How can teachers foster the essential skills and attitudes for success in their students? In "Positive Discipline in the Classroom, parenting experts Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott, and H. Stephen Glenn address the popular concept of class meetings, where students and teachers discuss moral, ethical, and behavioral issues, and work together to solve problems. Students learn a number of social skills through the class-meeting process. They learn to listen, take turns, hear different points of view, negotiate, communicate, and take responsibility for their own behavior. It is only when students have these skills and attitudes--the "real "basics"--that reading, writing, and arithmetic can be used meaningfully in their lives.Inside Positive Discipline in the Classroom are chapters on such topics as: - The Positive Discipline Dream - Building Blocks for Successful Class Meetings - Effective Problem-Solving Skills - Classroom Management Skills - Teachers Helping Teachers--Problem-Solving Steps Using these, and other well-presented guidelines, teachers and parents can create a classroom climate that enhances academic learning, and teaches life-skills that are essential to every aspect of a child's future. About the Authors "Jane Nelsen, Ed. D. is coauthor of the bestseller, "Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World. "Lynn Lott, M.A., M.F.C.C., practices at Summerfield Counseling and Education Services in Santa Rosa, California. "H. Stephen Glenn is coauthor of the bestseller, "Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World.
Categories: Classroom management

Empowering Students

Empowering Students

If the student can be taught to understand that discipline is positive and directed
toward helping him or her become a better person , the insightfulness of
understanding can follow . If discipline is done with love and understanding , then
the ...

Author: Robert Brower


ISBN: UOM:49015003307981

Category: Education

Page: 143

View: 884

In Empowering Students, educators Robert Brower and Amy Keller provide teachers with seven powerful steps that build character and promote success in students' lives. These steps include making critical distinctions; building strong and resilient relationships; avoiding negative attention; positive body language; small, positive behaviors and actions; practicing 'mirror relationship building'; and understanding and accepting consequences of your actions.
Categories: Education

Managing Children s Behaviour

Managing Children s Behaviour

Empowerment If we really want what is best for children , we should be aiming to
give them the skills and abilities to discipline themselves , and to encourage them
to compromise voluntarily between what they want and what society demands ...

Author: Sheila Riddall-Leech

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 043545532X

Category: Classroom management

Page: 217

View: 337

Covers both the theory and practice of behaviour management from birth to adolescence. Written as a guide for students, it should also be useful to primary teachers, classroom assistants, workers in social care and playworkers. Section 1 covers child development, influences on children's behaviour and explores reasons why unwanted behaviour can occur. Section 2 offers practical strategies for managing behaviour. Useful case studies and sources of further information are included.
Categories: Classroom management

Relationship empowerment Parenting

Relationship empowerment Parenting

1 Social - Emotional Parenting Styles Relationship ( Support ) High Low
Authoritative Authoritarian Empowerment ... or low in the amount of relational
support they give their children and high or low in the empowering discipline they
exercise ...

Author: Judith K. Balswick

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN: 0801064023

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 204

View: 880

Draws on a biblical model to explore the meaning of the term relationship, presenting a dynamic approach to parenting that explains how to raise confident, kind, and responsible children. Original.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Real Talk Ten Parenting Strategies to Raise Confident Successful Children

Real Talk  Ten Parenting Strategies to Raise Confident Successful Children

Empower. Your. Child . . . Then. Trust. Their. Judgment. Empowering our children
is the greatest motivation we can give ... Encouragement and empowering
children and teaching them self-discipline is the most effective way for children to

Author: Kumari V. Ghafoor-Davis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465390677

Category: Self-Help

Page: 133

View: 710

The definition of parenting and childrearing according to the dictionary says the experiences, skills, qualities, and responsibilities involved in being a parent and in teaching and caring for a child. This is a very basic description considering all that is entailed in raising children. The fact that children do not come with instructions leaves parents to figure out what is best for their child. Many times parents use the experiences they had as children, good or bad, as a guide to raise their own
Categories: Self-Help

Resilience Begins with Beliefs

Resilience Begins with Beliefs

Appendix C was adapted from Vicki Phillips, Empowering Discipline: An
Approach That Works with At-Risk Students (3rd ed.), © 2011. Reprinted by
permission of Personal Development Publishing, US. Appendix D was adapted
from Jawanza ...

Author: Sara Truebridge

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772973

Category: Education

Page: 131

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As adults working in schools, educators’ beliefs translate into messages, actions, and behaviors that can enhance or impede student success. This book affirms why beliefs are so important and why it is imperative to spend time focusing on, reflecting upon, and affecting educators’ beliefs—especially about students’ resilience. The author draws from her extensive experience in research, policy, and practice to present a wealth of information, strategies, and tools to help educators transfer current resilience theory and research into practice. Unfortunately, being an educator is not always publically supported, financially rewarded, or highly valued. Responding to these circumstances, Resilience Begins with Beliefs is an effective resource to support the resilience of the teachers and administrators working in our schools, as well as to facilitate any environment conducive to greater learning and life outcomes for all students. “In this book, Sara provides clear tools, techniques, and strategies that can actually take something as elusive as beliefs and make it something understandable and embraceable in a concrete context. Furthermore, this book is not only written for teachers but also for educators, administrators, and policymakers in education at all levels—federal, state, and local. In fact, I feel that this book would be a beneficial resource for anyone working within any human service system.” —From the Foreword by Bonnie Benard, Author, with over 25 years of experience promoting the concept of resilience based practice nationally and internationally. “Truebridge has provided a gift to the field, bridging scientific evidence with everyday practice in schools toward maximizing resilience. She eloquently describes the enormous potential of authentic, caring relationships with teachers, and the critical need for teachers to be supported themselves in their ‘caretaking roles.’ With specific implementation directions provided, this is a must-read for educators at all levels of children’s development, from preschool through the end of high school.” —Suniya Luthar, Foundation Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University. “Resilience Begins with Beliefs is a splendid book that is strongly recommended for anyone involved in, or even just interested in, education. It is research based but also immensely practical and very engagingly written. Major environmental positives that apply to schools, as well as to other settings, are caring relationships, high expectations, and opportunities to participate, contribute, and take responsibility. This book integrates all of this in a most interesting and helpful way. It is a marvellous achievement.” —Sir Michael Rutter, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, Institute of Psychiatry, London Book Features: Identifies concrete strategies for harnessing resilience in classrooms and schools. Encourages and promotes reader interaction with reflection questions in every chapter. Offers format suggestions for preservice and professional development programs. Provides many user-friendly features, such as personal reflection ideas for facilitators and participants, and a resilience-in-practice checklist. Sara Truebridge is an education consultant and researcher with over 20 years of classroom experience. Prior to teaching, she was the legislative analyst for education in the New York State Senate and the special assistant to the New York State Secretary of State. She also serves as an education consultant to films, including Race to Nowhere and Love, Hate, Love.
Categories: Education