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Journey Toward the Caring Classroom 2nd Edition: Using Adventure to Create Community in the Classroom

LAURIE S. FRANK

ISBN: 978-1-939019-10-3
SIZE: 8.5 x 11
PAGE COUNT: 320
 

“Collaborative group members must approach a task as equals, willing to take risks that will cause all to sink or swim together.  This collective stake in an outcome implies a group that thrives on respect, trust, and common goals.”

Journey Toward the Caring Classroom, 2nd Edition, deftly bridges the gap between conventional and experiential education, empowering educators/facilitators to use their minds, intuition, and knowledge along with a growing body of evidence to create an environment that supports learning, community building, and social-emotional development. Educational theory, concrete in-class strategies, and engaging activities encourage educators to transform their classroom into a caring place where every learner can grow.

 

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Table of Contents

Introduction
SECTION 1: WHY COMMUNITY BUILDING
CHAPTER 1: Vision for Community Building
Developmental Considerations for Children (ages 5-12)
Developmental Considerations for Youth (ages 12-18)
The Container Concept
Culture, Climate, Community
Summary
CHAPTER 2: Foundations 
Creating a Sense of Community Supports Learning
The Brain and Learning
Caine and Caine: Brain/Mind Learning Principles 
Howard Gardner: Multiple Intelligences
Daniel Goleman: Emotional Intelligence
CASEL: Social Emotional Learning
Implications for Educators
Creating a Sense of Community Fosters a Safe Learning Environment
Bullying and Learning
William Glasser: Choice Theory
Alfie Kohn: On Compliance and Community
Siegel, Purkey, and Novak: Invitational Education®
Martin Seligman: Positive Psychology
Jeanne Gibbs: The TRIBES Process
Implications for Educators
Creating a Sense of Community is Experiential 
John Dewey: Experience and Education
Maxine Greene: The Power of the Possible
David Kolb: Experiential Learning Cycle 
Kurt Hahn: Outward Bound 
Project Adventure: The Adventure- Integrated Model 
Implications for Educators
Summary
SECTION 2: WHAT IS COMMUNITY?
CHAPTER 3: From Journey to Quest: Defining a Sense of Community
What is a Sense of Community?
Conditions for Creating a Sense of Community
Intentionality
Safe and Trusting Environment
Balancing “Me” and “We” 
Ownership 
Positivity
Summary
CHAPTER 4: A Community Building Process
Facilitator Knowledge 
Group Development
Sequencing and Flow of the Process
Facilitator Tools 
Social Agreements 
Challenge With Choice 
Goal Setting 
Activities 
Summary
SECTION 3: MAPPING YOUR JOURNEY: A COMMUNITY-BUILDING SEQUENCE
CHAPTER 5: Cooperation: Setting the Stage 
Cooperation Skills and Issues
Put-Ups Instead of Put-Downs
Hidden Agendas
Active/Attentive Listening
Mixing
Perspective Taking
Cooperation Activities
Role of the Teacher
Ice Melter Activities
Deinhibitizer Activities
Challenge With Choice Activities 
Social Agreement Activities
Summary: When to Move on to Trust 
CHAPTER 6: Trust: The Cornerstone of Community
Trust Skills and Issues
Making Mistakes
Empathy
Trustworthiness
Risk Taking
Physical and Emotional Trust
Trust Activities
Role of the Teacher
Trust-Building Activities
Emotional Self-Awareness: Feelings Literacy Activities
Behavioral Goal Setting Activities
Low Challenge Ropes Course Activities
Summary: When to Move on to Problem Solving
CHAPTER 7: Problem Solving: Branching Out
Problem Solving Skills and Issues
Decision Making
Group Goals
Taking Turns
Leadership
Conflict Resolution
Problem Solving Activities
Role of the Teacher
Problem Solving Initiatives
Team Low Ropes Course Activities
Collaboration Activities
Conflict Resolution Activities
Academic Content Activities
Summary: When to Move on to Challenge
CHAPTER 8: Challenge: Stepping Out on One’s Own
Challenge Skills and Issues
Individual Goals
Stating Needs
Encouragement/Support
Collaborative Leadership
Success/Failure
Challenge Activities
Role of the Teacher
High Ropes Course Activities
Outdoor Pursuits 
Urban Experiences
Summary: Where Do We Go from Here?
SECTION 4: FACILITATING THE PROCESS 
CHAPTER 9: Shaping a Community Building Process
Processing
Debriefing Strategies
Common Themes
Sequence and Flow
Group Purpose
Facilitator Personality and Style
Group Development Cycle: It Never Goes Away
Summary
Afterword
Acknowledgements
Appendix A: Activity List
Appendix B: Life Skill List
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Journey Toward the Caring Classroom

SKU: 9781939019103
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