Discipline without Tears is a modern classic within the teaching profession. The original edition was written by Pearl Cassel and Rudolf Dreikurs. First published in 1971 by arrangement with the Alfred Adler Institute, it has been a teacher's best friend and became an international bestseller with translations into French, Italian, Greek, German, Dutch, Japanese and Chinese.
The focus of the book is to show the elementary school teacher how to manage a classroom of children effectively by understanding the nature of their behavior. The book is prescriptive, and challenges teachers to analyze their teaching style and become more effective at discipline in the classroom.
With the co-authorship of Dr. Eva Dreikurs Ferguson, the book has been updated and revised to reflect current trends in education. Schools have put more emphasis on teachers knowing how to resolve issues of discipline within their classroom, and teachers will appreciate the clear and concise presentation of material that will lead to more effective learning time and a more pleasant teaching environment. Parents will also find this book most helpful for the family dynamic.
Introduction: Teaching the Adlerian Way.
1. Why the Tears?
2. What Kind of Teacher Are You?
3. A Rewarding Alternative: Teaching the Democratic Way.
4. How Does a Child Grow?
5. Identifying and Correcting Misbehavior and the Four Mistaken Goals.
6. The Teacher - Parent Conference.
7. Competition in an Elementary School.
8. Encouragement in the Classroom.
9. Use Logical Consequences, Not Punishment.
10. Conflict Solving and How to Deal with Tyrants.
11. Is Your Class a Group?
12. The Class Discussion Period.
13. Typical Problems in the Classroom and Their Solutions.
14. The Do's and Don'ts of Discipline.
15. Classroom Experiences.
Appendix A: Codes of Conduct.
Appendix B: Suggested Further Reading.