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Part of the Series: Guidance and Discipline
At the heart of Teacher/Child Interaction is this simple but heartfelt philosophy: "Teachers must deal with children with humor, compassion and respect." With that in mind, this program illustrates several strategies that teachers can use to help children learn to become more self-disciplined and self-confident. Some topics touched on include:…
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