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Teacher and Child: A Book for Parents and Teachers

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  79 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A classic in its field, shows parents and teachers how to communicate with children by unlearning the language of rejection, and learning a new language of acceptance.

"I've come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It's my personal approach that creates the climate. It's my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 24th 1993 by Scribner Paper Fiction (first published 1972)
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Dayla
Oct 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My "master" teacher, Mr. Paul Leack, gave me this book, when I first started my "student" teaching in his classroom. I was so amazed by his kindness and his philosophical approach to teaching that we remained friends for 30 years afterwards. This particular book is a favorite because Ginott was the first one to state that a teacher can't really teach if the students aren't at least in their chair listening. He was at the forefront of "positive discipline." Without any widespread research on my p ...more
Jenny
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although the language and scenarios themselves can be dated, it is timeless in the sense that it correctly and succinctly, with tons of great examples, describes what children need to hear from adults in order to succeed and maintain emotional health. Even though I am already a believer in the strategies and thought I understood them pretty well, I could not put it down.
Gillie
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reading this book was part of my self-education in a new, less punitive way of talking with children (and everyone, really). It's full of lots of good examples and scenarios for how to talk in a way that always preserves the dignity of the child and communicates that we value them, even when their behaviors are difficult. Some of the scenarios included as "don'ts" are real horror stories of cruelty to children, and the author shows how those teachers could have engaged cooperation better with di ...more
yip tai yin
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant book with vivid example and interesting stories, which teachs us how to care for the kids and how to apply the skill.
Amy
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
"We want school to be not a replica of, but an alternative to, raw reality." (page 90)

"Unfortunately, one cannot educate children on conceptions alone. Children present problems which do not disappear, even when the teacher believes in democracy, love, respect, acceptance, individual differences, and personal uniqueness. Though magnificent, these concepts are too abstract and large." (page 38)

"Teachers a their best...do not dig into etiologies of minor misbehavior or pry into causes of classroom
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Chiara F.
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017
Saggio sulle modalità di interazione più efficaci e pedagogicamente corrette tra maestro e alunno, tra insegnante e studente. Essendo un fuori catalogo pubblicato nel 1973 si colloca come un'opera pionieristica nella saggistica di stampo pedagogico, proprio perché sintetizza spunti e suggerimenti utili per migliorare rapporti, relazioni, apprendimento e rendimento degli attori coinvolti nelle realtà scolastiche, offrendo numerose case histories a supporto e rendendo molto scorrevole il testo. Ov ...more
Traci Steele
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is one book from my college education classes that I have read repeatedly. Every time I reopen the cover I learn something useful for what ever situation I might find myself in. Now that I am a struggling parent, I think I should reap Parent and Child, by this same author.
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Haim G. Ginott was a teacher, child psychologist and psychotherapist, who worked with children and parents. He pioneered techniques for conversing with children that are still taught today. His book, Between Parent and Child,. stayed on the best seller list for over a year and is still popular today.
“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.” 510 likes
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