Graphic Organizers: Tools to Build Behavioral Literacy and Foster Emotional Competency

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Marcia L. Rock, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Too frequently, current approaches to discipline de-emphasize the importance of social, emotional, and behavioral instruction and overemphasize the use of punishment. When reactive, punitive consequences are the primary form of discipline, a negative school climate emerges. To prevent an unconstructive learning environment, educators need to teach students the knowledge, skills, and abilities that lead to the development of emotional competency. This article describes creative ways to use graphic organizers to effectively manage educational environments, build behavioral literacy in students, and create a learning community that celebrates diversity and empowerment.

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Intervention in School and Clinic, 40 (1), 10-37.
Language: English
Date: 2004
Discipline, Punishment, Prosocial, Students, Education, Promoting, Behavior, Positive

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