Teaching Children Compassionately: How Students and Teachers Can Succeed with Mutual Understanding
By Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD
In this keynote address to a national conference of Montessori educators, Marshall Rosenberg describes his progressive, radical approach to teaching that centers on compassionate connection. Marshall describes the counterproductive role that power and punishment play in our schools, and challenges educators to motivate students instead "by a reverence for life." This practical application of Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process offers educators the tools to create exceptional learning environments.
This is an exceptional resource for teachers, school counselors, school administrators, child care providers and more!
Nonviolent Communication will help you: - Maximize the individual potential of all students - Improve trust and connection in your classroom community - Strengthen student interest, retention and connection to their work - Find cooperation without using demands - Improve classroom teamwork, efficiency and results
In the second part of this transcript—a workshop on the same day as the address—Marshall role-plays a challenging situation with a teacher and shows how she can create an outcome satisfying for everyone.
ISBN: 9781892005113 ISBN-10: 1892005115 Series: Nonviolent Communication Guides Audience: General Format: Paperback Language: English Number Of Pages: 48 Published: 1st September 2004 Publisher: Puddle Dancer Press Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 7.2 x 13.6 Weight (kg): 0.08
What is Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication?
What is Violent Communication?
If “violent” means acting in ways that result in hurt or harm, then much of how we communicate - judging others, bullying, racial profiling, blaming, finger pointing, discriminating against others, speaking without listening, criticizing, name-calling, reacting when angry, using political rhetoric, being defensive or judging who’s “good/bad” or what’s “right/wrong” with people, could indeed be called 'violent communication'.
What is Nonviolent Communication?
Nonviolent Communication is the integration of 4 things:
Consciousness:a set of principles that support living a life of empathy, care, courage, and authenticity
Language: understanding how words contribute to connection or distance
Communication: knowing how to ask for what we want, how to hear others even in disagreement, and how to move toward solutions that work for all
Means of influence: sharing 'power with others' rather than using 'power over others'
Nonviolent Communication serves our desire to do three things:
1: Increase our ability to live with choice, meaning, and connection 2: Connect empathically with self and others to have more satisfying relationships 3: Sharing of resources so everyone is able to benefit
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