Õ Teaching With Love and Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom õ Download by Ý Jim Fay I read a copy of the old edition and it was definitely dated Basic premise is good speak to kids respectfully and make them share responsibility for solving preventing behavior problems in the classroom It includes sample dialogues and suggested phrases and questions to use in particular situations The book itself is pretty repetitive and way longer than it needs to be The writing is a little smug and many of the dialogues do not sound realistic.
Of all the books I ve read so far on classroom management, I believe the Love and Logic approach fits best with my personal philosophy give the students as much control as possible over their environment, backed up with natural and reasonable consequences and teacher consistency The goal is to educate students in making good decisions while preserving their self concept while off loading work from teachers onto students.
The problem is that the book while it has a solid philosophy is difficult to read You have tips and experiments spread throughout the book, often with little connection to the surrounding text There are lists and lists and examples and examples, but often not enough connective tissue to put it all together There were a few times when the authors would refer to the Four Principles of Logic and Love, and I would go what were those again You also have the problem of different chapters written by different authors with slightly different agendas That begin said, the last chapter with specifics on strategies of intervention works very well.
Love And Logic Is A Method Of Working With Students Which Was Developed By Educational Expert Jim Fay, And Child Psychiatrist Foster WCline, MD The Love And Logic Tecniques Put Teachers Back In Control Of The ClassroomResult In Students Who Are Internalized In Their Discipline Rather Than Dependent Upon External ControlsRaise The Level Of Student ResponsibillityTeach Students To Think For ThemselvesPrepare Students To Function Effectively In A World Filled Wiht Temptations, Decisions, And ConsequencesReturn A Teacher S Joy Of Teaching I m currently re reading this book because it requires continued study and reflection It s probably one of the best tools I ve found for behavior management in a classroom, and possibly the only system that can work in an online teaching environment The ideas seem so simple, but the application with a cool head under pressure takes much study and practice I ve found I ve mastered several of the ideas put forth in the text and am mining it for the next ideas I can apply.
As for the writing itself, the main issue reader may have is the slightly clunky transition between authors There is not a lot of co writing in the book, but individual chapters written by two men Honestly, there are times when one of them gets on my nerves in his prose, but I have pushed past it in order to get the total message.
For my friends who have young kids, you might want to go look for the original Love and Logic guide for parents I could TOTALLY stand working with parents who have already exposed their children to this way of thinking and deciding.
I m intrigued by the idea and think it has definite possibilities, but the material in this book was not well compiled and edited I found it redundant in some places and unclear in others.
Works for teachers and parents Choices give people power Giving acceptable choices relenquishes power within boundaries.
Teaching With Love and Logic gives great insight into a better method of interacting with and teaching children or adults The pillars of this philosophy are 1 The enhancement of self concept2 Shared control3 Consequences with empathy4 Shared thinkingAfter reading this book and learningabout how to implement these ideas, I feel better equipped to improve relationships and show love The examples given in the book show how love and logic can be mutually beneficial for the teacher, student, and others involved It allows children to internalize consequences and keeps them from feeling a victim in the situation Shared thinking and control results in the student doing part of the work and coming up with a solution to their problem By showing empathy, we can show that we believe the child or person is good while the behavior is not I am not a professional teacher I read this book in the hope that it would help in the interactions I have with youth at church, in my volunteer work with 4 H Scouting, and with my own children as I try to teach them how to be valuable members of society It will not be an overnight change, but I can already see the difference it has made when I practice these concepts and focus on the pillars set forth by Love and Logic I look forward to reading other works on Love and Logic as I attempt to navigate this crazy world we live in.
Thanks for reading.
Yours in Love and Logic, Josh Shepardson

Me encanto la forma tan sencilla en la que presenta la aplicaci n de la filosof a de Amor y L gica Lleno de ejemplos que permiten entender la aplicaci n de diferentes estrategias a utilizar, tomando siempre en cuenta la relaci n maestro alumno, la empat a y evitando siempre la guerra de controles He puesto en pr ctica el ofrecimiento de opciones para mi hija, una ni a de 3 a os y ha funcionado muy bien Esta ser una de las recomendaciones con las que comenzar en clase Brindar opciones, siempre te dejar mantener el control de la situaci n Sin olvidar que las opciones que brindes deben ser c modas para tu y para quien las ofreces Encantada con este libro, estoy esperando poder obtener tan pronto como pueda el de Parenting with Love and Logic.
I was handed this book by the head of a middle school and it is a solid piece of work The subtitle is a bit misleading since much of the emphasis is on sharing control with your students The basic idea is that people s self worth and desire for control are at play in most situations where a student is misbehaving Therefore, valuing the student regardless of the judgment of their behavior , showing empathy, giving students options in situations where we might usually dictate, and giving students time to think are better options than punishing and creating antagonistic situations.
Similar to the recommendations of Alfie Kohn, offering choices and preferring discipline as an internal characteristic and not punishment as an external act the book is a good read for any teachers I am not crazy about the writing, it can be a tad saccharine and some of the conversations they quote sound like they were written and approved, not actual conversations But it combines psychology, common sense, and anecdote to end up providing some very good recommendations.
Like any self help sort of book, the basic things are repeated over and over And over But sometimes it s not until the 10th time that you read it that it clicks I m honestly not sure how to apply some of the principles suggested here like whispering in a kid s ear and then walking away, or saying something like, Can you do that in Mr Johnson s room I m not sure how to handle it right now I ve tried to remember to use the statements about me, as I am the only person I can control that one took awhile to click That I can only control me, not the students Duh So I ll say things like, I can dismiss you when you re lined up quiet whatever I ve also tried a lotof the choices Yes, you can turn that in on Friday, but you know what will happen if you do, right Also applying a lot of the Socratic questioning A lot of times, they sort of rat themselves out, ya know And some of it I already knew and was already applying without really realizing I was doing so.
It s an easy read and I m sure it s one I ll go back to, scanning the highlighted text Although some of it I m just not sure about, I think a lot of it will come in handy I m sure I ll let some of you know