Persuasive Discipline: Using Power Messages and Suggestions to Influence Children Toward Positive Behavior is a free education and teaching book by Carmen Y. Reyes, The Psycho-Educational Teacher. On this innovative guide, readers venture into the fascinating realm of persuasive communication, learning 31-communication based discipline techniques that influence positive behavior in children. The most compelling lesson learned in this guide is that, to improve our ability in disciplining children, we do not need flamboyant techniques or procedures; we just need better communication and persuasion skills. Generally speaking, persuasion is the process of communicating using just the right words to get the positive outcome we want. Most specifically, in persuasive discipline, we use specific language patterns and ways of talking to shift the child's attitude from noncompliance to compliance. Simply put, when we persuade, we control and change behavior. Some of the techniques in this book may be part of our repertoire already; we just need to be aware of their rich influential value and learn to articulate our messages in a more effective way. Other techniques, although well known by persuasion experts, are less familiar to an average teacher or parent. Carmen Y. Reyes guides the reader in how to apply these techniques to both the classroom and the home setting.
I use these witht my behavior disordered students - this ebook will help me focus on my speech more, and it will be helpful in training my paraeducators as well.
September 11, 2011
I am student teaching this semester in first grade and I have one student who is struggling with his behavior. The student will act out in class, say no to working, and then will explode or cry when they have to move a card. This is amazing stuff! I cannot wait to put this into action in the classroom. Thank you for being my angel, I was at a breaking point that maybe I just wasn't cut out to teach. Thank you! Thank you!
This is really quite a stunning document. There strategies and ideas will benefit all teachers (and parents). If you know a new teacher, you must give this to him/her. Great for experienced teachers too!
July 26, 2011
Looks GREAT! Looking forward to working with it further!