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Curwin, Richard L. 1944-

Works: 65 works in 240 publications in 2 languages and 11,278 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard L Curwin
Discipline with dignity by Richard L Curwin( )

37 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 4,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revision of an earlier book "Taking Charge in the Classroom."
Meeting students where they live : motivation in urban schools by Richard L Curwin( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Motivation and hope are two items in short supply in many urban schools." Based on input from teachers across the United States and on his own personal experiences, Richard L. Curwin offers suggestion that every school can use to keep students in the classroom. He urges teachers and administrators in urban schools to move away from a focus on control, uniformity, lack of tolerance, and iron-clad rules toward an approach based on compassion, understanding, tolerance, and safety for all.--[book cover]
Discovering your teaching self : humanistic approaches to effective teaching by Richard L Curwin( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a program of self-improvement for teachers and prospective teachers that grows out of humanistic criteria. The book is a collection of activities designed to increase the reader's potential as a teacher. There is an introduction entitled "Discovering Your Teaching Self." The remaining two sections are devoted to activities. "Awareness of Your Teaching Self," chapter 2, deals with the reader's awareness of himself as a teacher--his ideals, beliefs, attitudes, values, and goals. The activities are internally focused; extensive use is made in this section of fictional logs, such as conversations in which the reader is asked to take part, worksheets, and other assignments which center on discussion of a teacher's role and teacher behavior. The activities in chapter two are designed to help the reader become aware of the teacher he is now and the teacher he would like to become. Chapter 3, "Examining Your Teaching Self," deals with the collection and interpretation of significant data about teaching. These activities are externally focused and are meant to make the reader's classroom behavior congruent with his ideals. Assignments in this section are related to the reader's actual classroom teaching. (Ja)
The discipline book : a complete guide to school and classroom management by Richard L Curwin( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategies for successful classroom management : helping students succeed without losing your dignity or sanity by Brian D Mendler( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors focus on state-of-the-art motivational techniques that encourage students to change their behaviours. Using school and classroom rules that promote nonviolence as well as teaching and learning, this text presents positive role models for learners
Taking charge in the classroom : a practical guide to effective discipline by Allen N Mendler( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers classroom and schoolwide discipline
As tough as necessary : countering violence, aggression, and hostility in our schools by Richard L Curwin( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an examination of violence in the classroom, and offers a three-dimensional approach to curbing such hostilities, looking at strategies of prevention, techniques for working and communicating with at-risk students, and procedures for dealing with particularly difficult youths
Making good choices : developing responsibility, respect, and self-discipline in grades 4-9 by Richard L Curwin( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Students between the ages of 9-15 often seem to exist in a Twilight Zone between childhood and functioning adulthood. These critical years are an essential time to teach those adolescents to accept responsibility for the consequences of their own behaviour, to recognize that mistakes can be an opportunity for learning, and to formulate and live with classroom rules and community rules that promote responsibility, respect, and self-discipline. Richard L Curwin offers teachers eight classroom-ready strategies that will help their students make good choices for good behaviour in the classroom and then transfer those behaviours to the real world outside school
Am I in trouble? : using discipline to teach young children responsibility by Richard L Curwin( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers ways that parents, teachers and caregivers can teach children responsibility and empathy
Developing individual values in the classroom by Richard L Curwin( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down-to-earth suggestions on how to facilitate the development of trust and self-respect in the classroom. Plus almost 100 classroom-tested value discovery ideas, projects and activities
Affirmative classroom management : how do I develop effective rules and consequences in my school? by Richard L Curwin( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication offers clear and positive strategies that empower teachers and administrators to develop effective rules and consequences
Discipline with dignity for challenging youth by Allen N Mendler( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging students can be hard to influence and harder to change. Rules mean little to them, rewards and punishments may have only temporary results, and even consequences that can teach better behavior are often ineffective. This book offers a number of new concepts and strategies that have evolved from the authors' efforts to find better ways to help educators assist their most challenging students. These strategies are based upon five principles: (1) Educators are responsible for teaching all students; (2) educators should view difficult behavior as opportunities to educate for change, reserving leverage for excessively disruptive or dangerous situations; (3) the more students are motivated, the less they need disciplining; (4) discipline is just another form of instruction; and (5) educators should have numerous strategies and lots of heart for success. Strategies and concepts include the difference between effort and achievement, three types of interventions, threat versus challenge, seven goals for successful discipline, strategies for fighting faculty resistance, strategies for fighting student resistance, and strategies for fighting resistance within ourselves. Each strategy is thoroughly explained in context to help educators gain practical understanding. An appendix contains a case study of a school discipline plan. (Contains 63 references.) (Rt)
Discipline with dignity : how to build responsibility, relationships, and respect in your classroom by Richard L Curwin( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this revised and updated 4th edition, Discipline with Dignity provides in-depth guidance for implementing a proven approach to classroom management that can help students make better choices and teachers be more effective. Emphasizing the importance of mutual respect and self-control, the authors offer specific strategies and techniques for building strong relationships with disruptive students and countering the toxic social circumstances that affect many of them, including dysfunctional families, gangs, and poverty. Educators at all levels can learn - The difference between formal and informal discipline systems and when to use each. - The role of values, rules, and consequences. - How to address the underlying causes of discipline problems that occur both in and out of school. - What teachers can do to defuse or prevent classroom disruptions and disrespectful behavior without removing students from the classroom. - Why traditional approaches such as threats, punishments, and rewards are ineffective—and what to do instead. - How to use relevance, teacher enthusiasm, choice, and other elements of curriculum and instruction to motivate students. - How to reduce both teacher and student stress that can trigger power struggles.With dozens of specific examples of student-teacher interactions, Discipline with Dignity illustrates what you can do—and not do—to make the classroom a place where students learn and teachers maintain control in a nonconfrontational way. The goal is success for all, in schools that thrive
Rediscovering hope : our greatest teaching strategy by Richard L Curwin( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All students, even those most at risk, have dreams and hopes about their future. All prefer to be successful at school and feel joy when they learn and master something new. They are reachable at least some of the time, want to be liked and respected by teachers, and deserve the best chance that we can give them. This book offers suggestions on how to reach students, and how to give hope to students who have lost it. It first examines how hope has been lost in the classroom, and then considers how to put it back. Discipline methods that do not work are discussed; and discipline methods that will work, based on effective consequences for breaking rules and student responsibility, are explored, with specific approaches suggested. The place of competition between students and strategies for grading are reviewed. A structure is offered for motivating the hard to motivate, and changes are suggested for school policies and practices. Schools can become, with teacher commitment, the one place in which students in a throw-away society can succeed. Contains 53 references. (Sld)
Classroom discipline by Ollie E Gibbs( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Curwin and Allen Mendler discuss classroom discipline, pointing out that children whose psychological and emotional needs are not met at school are very likely to become discipline problems
Motivar a estudiantes difíciles : en contextos educativos desfavorecidos y de exclusión by Richard L Curwin( )

6 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La motivación y la esperanza son dos bienes escasos en muchas escuelas actuales y, especialmente, en aquellas que están enclavadas en contextos desfavorecidos. Pero, según Richard L. Curwin, no siempre debería ocurrir así. Basándose en su dilatada experiencia profesional en escuelas de países de distintas partes del mundo, el autor presenta sugerencias prácticas que todas las escuelas pueden utilizar para mantener a los estudiantes motivados en el aula y para orientarlos hacia un futuro más brillante y esperanzador. En esta obra, Curwin propone a los docentes y a las administraciones educativa
As tough as necessary a discipline with dignity approach to countering aggression, hostility, and violence( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workshop materials for teachers and administrators, based on the work of Allen N. Mendler and Richard L. Curwin. Tells how to create a school climate that discourages aggression and violence and helps children acquire the values and skills they need to support the educational process. Provides guidance to educators who want to find a humane but firm way to teach disruptive students positive strategies for coping with frustration, disagreement, even insults. Filmed in K-12 multicultural settings. Intended for four workshop sessions
Cómo fomentar los valores individuales by Richard L Curwin( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in Spanish and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entering adulthood : developing responsibility and self-discipline : a curriculum for grades 9-12 by Richard L Curwin( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curwin & Mendler's discipline with dignity by Richard L Curwin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the skills and strategies for today's youth care and education professionals to deal with disruption, and positively affect the lives of youth. It is a comprehensive, practical program that leads to better behavior based on mutual respect and dignity; replacing threats and power struggles
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Discipline with dignity
Meeting students where they live : motivation in urban schoolsStrategies for successful classroom management : helping students succeed without losing your dignity or sanityAs tough as necessary : countering violence, aggression, and hostility in our schoolsMaking good choices : developing responsibility, respect, and self-discipline in grades 4-9Discipline with dignity for challenging youth
Alternative Names
Curwin, Richard

Richard Curwin American educationist

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Spanish (19)