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    Expert Praise

“New and experienced teachers alike will find this book a great resource as they work to understand and cope with a child’s challenging behavior. Read it and keep it handy.”

—Barbara T. Bowman
Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, Erikson Institute,
and Chief Officer for Early Childhood Education of the Chicago Public Schools

“This book is a must-read for every early learning educator, from the novice to the most experienced. Kaiser and Rasminsky have early learning in their bones—best evidenced by the warm, caring, professional advice offered in this book, from establishing a positive classroom environment to developing cultural competence and teaching social-emotional skills. All the while the authors keep it real with practical teaching tips, clearly distilled research, and lively classroom examples on virtually every page.”

—Joan Cole Duffell
Executive Director, Committee for Children,
publisher of Second Step and Steps to Respect

“A deeply sensible and valuable book that presents interesting, practical, and academically rigorous material in a style that’s always easy to read. What a great contribution to the field.”

—Frances Stott
emerita, Erikson Institute

“Definitely my textbook of choice. It makes my teaching so much easier.”

—Isaura Barrera
emerita, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, author of Skilled Dialogue

“This book is a breath of fresh air. It is thoughtful, thought-provoking, and full of relevant information.”

—Rachel Sperry
Devereux Center for Resilient Children

“Reading this book is an experience we all need. With its wealth of information and its innovative format, it really helps the reader think more deeply about languages, cultures, and identity. Instead of treating the symptom of challenging behavior, this comprehensive approach is like developing a healthy lifestyle for educators and for classrooms.”

—Karen N. Nemeth
author/consultant, Language Castle LLC

“This book is a one-stop-shop for all things challenging behavior. It should be used in every college-level teacher prep course.”

—Valerie Smirlock
University of Delaware

“Full of good sense and good ideas. This book is clear, practical, sympathetic, and wise. It will be helpful to a great many parents and teachers and child-care professionals, and to anyone who spends time with or cares about children.”

Lawrence Hartmann, M.D.
Past President, American Psychiatric Association

“The authors’ scholarship and experience are evident throughout. The direct references to cultural sensitivity are extremely well done. The chapter addressing reflective teaching is also a welcome addition. Multiple references to various theories and philosophies of intervention provide an effective and eclectic approach.”

—Diane E. Strangis
University of Florida

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