If you’ve ever felt stressed by classroom management, you need this book… Teaching with Love and Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom by Jim Fay and David Funk. It may sound corny to say that this book could change your life, but it very well might!
When I first started out as a new teacher, I felt woefully unprepared in the area of classroom management. My credential program had prepared me for a lot of things, but classroom management wasn’t one of them! So when I discovered this book, I felt like I had struck gold!
As a parent of young children, I had already read the book Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay, and attended an inspiring weekend workshop taught by Foster Cline himself. I’m not exaggerating when I say that this method of relating to children changed my life! The basic premise here is that children will learn responsibility when you offer simple choices and allow the logical consequences of those choices to play out, with empathy and love.
My own children are now both successful young adults, so I speak from experience when I say that these practical parenting techniques work! It took so much of the stress out of parenting and readied my kids to make wise choices in the real world. And these strategies work equally well in the classroom!
The Love and Logic method is for teachers, parents, grandparents, and anyone who works with kids. You’ll find yourself spending more time teaching and less time disciplining…. and enjoying the kids a lot more! Read Teaching with Love and Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom by Jim Fay and David Funk and reduce your stress level next school year!
Not sure you have time for the whole book? Then I recommend Love and Logic Teacher-isms by Jim Fay and Charles Fay…. a compact and inspiring gem full of quick quotes and pearls of wisdom… for teachers and parents!
Got teenagers at home? Then Parenting Teens with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay is for you! Packed with relevant responses for almost any situation you’ll find yourself in with teens.
I’ve read all the Love and Logic books (except for Grand Parenting with Love and Logic …I’m not quite there yet!) and I give them my full endorsement!