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ERIC Number: EJ1150264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1068-6177
Bibliotherapy for Classroom Management
Elsenman, Gordon; Harper, Rebecca
Dimensions of Early Childhood, v44 n1 p11-17 2016
The focus and goal of classroom management should be first and foremost learning. When trying to prevent interruptions to learning, or dealing with interruptions to learning when they occur, teachers need to move beyond simply imposing a consequence and assuming students have learned from the interaction. Students need to be taught the skills and knowledge necessary for growth in self-control, expanding on self-regulated-learning where the teacher's role is interactive and personal, helping students reflect on and validate their experiences. Bibliotherapy, the practice of helping individuals grow and develop through books, is one tool that teachers can use across the curriculum, and in particular, in the field of classroom management. The use of multiple books for a variety of problems and issues encountered in classroom management can yield a number of benefits. By exposing students to a variety of literature with unique, yet relatable characters, students and teachers are able to discuss and address difficult and important topics in the classroom setting.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A