Beyond Behavior Management, Second Edition:
The Six Life Skills Children Need
Product Code: 540733
Beyond Behavior Management, Second Edition: The Six Life Skills Children Need
Give children the social and emotional tools they need to grow and thrive on their own
All children—not just those with challenging behaviors—require guidance as they develop the social and emotional skills they will use the rest of their lives. This resource provides everything you need to help children build and use six essential life skills: attachment, belonging, self-regulation, collaboration, contribution, and adaptability. Developed and tested in the classroom, this strength-based approach includes strategies, examples of supportive interactions, and special activities to help you manage challenging behaviors and strengthen social and emotional development in all children. Reflecting significant changes in early childhood education, this second edition of Beyond Behavior Management aligns each life skill with early learning standards and addresses cultural awareness and its impact on child development. With these essential life skills, children will exhibit more prosocial behaviors, work better as a classroom community, and become excited and active learners.
This edition includes two new chapters and content reflecting early learning standards, new research, cultural diversity, and strategies to strengthen the home-school connection. Discussion and reflection questions, exercises, journal assignments, child profile templates, a planning worksheet, and sample scripts are also included.
Age focus: 3-6. Softbound, 336 pgs.
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Beyond Behavior Management: The Six Life Skills Children Need is a book that every parent, and educator of young children must read. It is full of amazing ideas that are very easy to implement, with many stemming from the Montessori philosophy of education, which I really loved. There are a ton of reproducible pages for parents and educators to use, and perfect for doing assessments or individual learning plans for the children in your care. My favorite chapter was on self-regulation and attachment.
I highly recommend this book for all educators and parents, and it should be in the resource library of all daycare centers and elementary schools.
I give this book a huge thumbs up!
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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.
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: 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."