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Beyond Behavior Management: The Six Life Skills Children Need to Thrive in Today's World [Paperback]

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A great approach to managing children's behavior by helping them build and use essential life skills. Blend six social and emotional skills - attachment, affiliation, self-regulation, problem solving, initiative, and respect for self and others into the daily life of the early childhood classroom. Includes reflective questions and charts, as well as scripts for interacting with children and adults. 240 pages.

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Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.9" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   1.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2004
Publisher   Redleaf Press
ISBN  192961053X  
ISBN13  9781929610532  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jenna Bilmes, author of Beyond Behavior Management (Redleaf Press, 2004), is a mental health specialist with FACES of Crisis Nursery in Phoenix, AZ and is a consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools and Sonoma State University.

Jenna Bilmes was born in 1948.

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Essential for early childhood educators  Jun 22, 2008
I am beginning my first year teaching this fall, and I will have a kindergarten classroom. When I got this book I was so excited because it aligns very closely to my philosophies on behavior management. It addresses a wide range of issues that may arise and gives detailed, systematic information on dealing with those issues from a social/emotional standpoint. Besides that, the book is so easy to read and packed with valuable information--not a lot of filler material and redundancy. I literally completed this book in one sitting, because as soon as I began to read, I couldn't put it down! Since then, I have re-read several pieces from the text and appendices. I plan to use this as the cornerstone of my management system this fall.
A great resource for preschool teachers  Aug 26, 2007
I have found this book to be very insightful in reading the behaviours of children and young people. I am a high school teacher and it is very obvious when students don't have a chance to develop these six life skills. The ideas for activities to promote the skills were fun and easy to implement and made a lot of common sense. I feel inclined to send this book to all the local small people schools. Very easy reading too. Some generalisations were made however at the end of each chapter were lists that made it easy to research further if you need to.
Definitely a great find
Beyond Behavior Management: The Six Life Skills Children Need to Thrive in Today's World  May 19, 2006
This book is amazing! I have been looking for a book like this to guide me in teaching children the social/emotional skills they need to thrive in my classroom and in life. It is packed full of information, sample scripts, and activities that will help you successfully implement its ideas and principles in your classroom. Although it was skillfully written for use in the classroom, parents could also learn a lot from it. It is a must read for all preschool/kindergarten teachers. Read This Book!
Excellent  Sep 22, 2005
This is the book I've been waiting for! It demonstrates such a wise and compassionate understanding of children and the root causes of their behavior, AND it gives loads of practical suggesions on how to actually work with kids in ways that are productive and respectful. I am a preschool director, and I bought a copy of this book for every one of my teaching staff. Jenna Bilmes goes way beyond stickers and charts and explains how teachers (or parents and other adults) can speak to children and frame activities to elicit very different responses and build social and emotional skills kids (and adults!) need to be successful and enjoy life. Thank you, Ms. Bilmes, for writing this book!
Finally!  Oct 31, 2004
It's about time! In all the years I've been dealing with children, I have never found a book that explains childrens' behavior in such a clear and understanding way.
The book takes you through a number of chapters, each dealing with a different aspect of behavior. Bilmes does a wonderful job illustrating these in a clear manner while providing the reader with charts and tables.
My favorite part is that she is understandable. She doesn't try confusing the reader with "big words." She gets to the point and the point gets to you. You don't need to read and reread sentences to decode them, which I found very helpful.
I could not be happier to have purchased this book. It is a lifesaver in the classroom.
Stephanie Anderson- California

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