The fourth edition of Teacher Dialogues: Guide for Low-Performing Students, Indulged Students and Enabling Parents includes an extra sixty pages devoted to how be a good cross-generational colleague, how to deal with "Asperger-like" students, and what to say to parents on Back-to-School night.
This book is the perfect springboard for discussion between mentors and new teachers, between methods teachers and student teachers, and between administrators and faculty members.
After teachers have been trained to talk with today's parents using this book, train your seventh grade parents with its companion book, The Involved Parent's Seventh-Grade Guide. Your high school teachers will thank you.
As I enter my 28th year of teaching, many changes in society continue to impact my classroom delivery in three ways:
STUDENTS - Five fundamental changes in society influence undesirable behaviors children bring to school. Learn how to build a bridge between where students are and where they need to be in order to function appropriately in the classroom. (pages 1 thru 79)
PARENTS - Five different changes in society influence some parents to enable their children. Learn how to listen to enabling parents, discern their illusions, and compassionately offer facts to guide them to support appropriate consequences for their children's behavior and effort.(pages 116 - 142)
CROSS-GENERATIONAL COLLEAGUES - Similar changes contribute to miscommunication among the cross-generational teaching staff. There are ten implicit rules of conduct that should be made explicit, and can be the springboard for discussion for faculty meetings and/or mentor meetings for new teachers. (pages 80 - 114)
What we teachers learned in our teacher preparatory courses represent the border of a large jigsaw puzzle - this book will help fill in the little pieces.
Table of Contents.
MANAGING STUDENT RELATIONS
(Classroom Management dialogue to side-step engaging in student’s denying, challenging, threatening, diverting tactics. Works well at putting the responsibility back on the child at home also!)
BLURTERS, TREATS, TESTS, TISSUES, PENCILS, MORE TIME, MISBEHAVING ATHLETES, HEAVY BACKPACKS, RETURNING PAPERS, CHOOSING PARTNERS, TEXTING IN CLASS
Student Performance Chart to help student and parents see how student's perception of studying is inadequate for the rigors of your class.
HABITS, PROJECTS, CHAOTIC HOMES, IDEAL ASSIGNMENT BOOKS
Extra Help Requests
Mid-Year Slump Pep Talk
Students Who Do Nothing
Student Requests for Enabling
Disruptions Mask Auditory Processing Problem
Learned Confusion as an Excuse for No Homework
Request to Bend Rules
Request for Extra Credit
Caught-Cheating Dialogue 5
CHANGES IN SOCIETY
Changes that Influence Student Behavior
The Miracle of Visual Support
Showing Your Love
MANAGING RELATIONS WITH COLLEAGUES
MORE CHANGES IN SOCIETY AND THE WORKFORCE
Implicit Rules That Should Be Explicit
PHOTOCOPYING MACHINE ETIQUETTE, HOLDING STUDENTS AFTER CLASS, VIOLATING SCHOOL RULES, PARKING SPACES, BATHROOM PASSES, LATE-TO-CLASS PASSES, LUNCHROOM ETIQUETTE, CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT, SECRETARIES AND CUSTODIANS, SHARING A CLASSROOM, BEING COLLEGIAL
MANAGING PARENTAL RELATIONS
E-Mail and Phone Calls
Compassion for Parents Who Enable
Protect Yourself from Dissatisfied Parents
Enabling Parents’ Greatest Fear
Dialogue for Enabling Parents
Dialogue for Parents Who Do the Homework
The Legend of Pai Coruja