Creating the Peaceable Classroom
A 21st-Century Wellness Guide for Teachers, Students and Parents
by Sandy Bothmer
with illustrations by Jan Mercuri Grossman
Since the first edition of Creating the Peaceable Classroom appeared in 2003, virtually all of the same conditions that create stress in the classroom and at home remain, and new ones have arrived. The success of the first edition, along with the increasing complexity of our lives, and an increased receptivity to the techniques presented in this book are the impetus for a new book.
Creating the Peaceable Classroom is intended to assist the community of teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, psychologists, school nurses, administrators, students, and parents, to create calm and useful energy within themselves and their environment.
This edition is richer and fuller than the first. It includes more detailed information in many chapters along with new charts and diagrams. Also new are the Hints, and there are Special Education sections addressed directly to those teachers or students. The Parent Connection sections offer parents possibilities for using these same techniques at home.