Review: Lifelong Learning Blog - September 30, 2014
"This book offers teachers classroom-proven approaches to help manage a wide variety of student behavior problems. It is highly recommended as a guide to managing all student behaviors, not just those that are disruptive, without the hype. This is a great resource for all educators especially special education. The author focuses on six essential life skills: attachment, belonging, self-regulation, collaboration, contribution, and adaptability. If you focus on these, your behavior issue will likely disappear. Also provides excellent strategies for behavior assessments."
Review: Book New Inc. - June 1, 2012
Bilmes, an independent early childhood consultant who is associated with a center for child and family studies, details six essential life skills (attachment, belonging, self-regulation, collaboration, contribution, and adaptability) young children need to learn and strategies and activities early childhood educators can use to help strengthen them. She argues that building life skills is more productive than punishing or rewarding behavior and shows how to help challenging children while strengthening the skills of all. This edition has a new chapter on children who need extra support, aligns each skill with early learning standards, and has been reorganized using the common structure of national social and emotional standards. It also addresses cultural awareness and its impact on child development. The skill of belonging, previously called "affiliation," has been expanded from only looking at friendships and the sense of belonging in the classroom to including belonging in the family and community. She includes discussion of empathy and more on the child's desire to grow and learn new things. (Annotation ©2012 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Review: The Bookwatch - June 1, 2012
Beyond Behavior Management: The Six Life Skills Children Need provides a set of strategies developed and tested in the classroom that teach how to manage challenging behaviors in all children. This second edition includes many changes in early childhood education, pairing each life skills with early learning standards and considering added issues of cultural awareness. When kids absorb these s0069 [sic] lessons, they exhibit more prosocial behaviors and are better learners: every teacher should read this!
Review: NAEYC's Teaching Young Children - April 1, 2012
In Beyond Behavior Management, we see Jenna Bilmes model positive behavior for the children as a strategy for managing her classroom. Each chapter of the book presents clear examples and ideas devoted to vital life skills. The new edition includes reflection questions and exercises, encouraging readers to think critically about how they can implement the suggested strategies in their programs.