Acknowledgments. Preface. 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. Index.
Rudolf Dreikurs, M.D. (b. 1897, d. 1972), was a younger colleague of Alfred Adler in Vienna, Austria, and following the death of Adler in 1937, Dreikurs expanded Adler?s work in North America and around the world. Pearl Cassel, M.Ed., is an internationally acclaimed public speaker, columnist and of many books and articles. She wrote Why Kids Jump Over the Moon and co-authored The Challenge of Adolescence and Coping with Teenagers in a Democracy. She has lectured at all major universities in Canada, is a founding director of The Alfred Adler Institute of Ontario, and taught elementary school in England and Canada for 35 years. Eva Dreikurs Ferguson, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She is an active researcher, the author of journal articles and books, notably Motivation: A Biosocial and Cognitive Integration of Motivation and Emotion; Adlerian Theory: An Introduction; and is the editor of the book Equality and Social Interest. Dr. Ferguson has also republished many books written by her father, Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs.