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Win-Win Discipline
Strategies for All Discipline Problems
Dr. Spencer Kagan, Patricia Kyle & Sally Scott (All Grades)
Win-Win Discipline is the single most comprehensive and effective classroom discipline program available. Period. Never before has there been a more practical and powerful step-by-step approach to discipline. Win-Win seeks a higher goal than other discipline programs: The goal is not merely to end disruptions; the goal is to teach students to meet their unmet needs so they no longer need to be disruptive.
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• Turns Anger into Rational Decision-Making
• Replaces Boredom with Active Engagement
• Channels Excess Energy into Productive Learning
• Transforms Attention-Seeking into Self-Validation
• Ends Control-Seeking via Learned Self-Efficacy
• Converts Avoidance of Failure into Self-Confidence

“The single most comprehensive and effective classroom discipline program available!”

If we end a disruption, we improve our classroom for a while. If instead we foster autonomous responsibility, we prevent future disruptions and empower our students for a lifetime. Win-Win provides proven step-by-step strategies and structures to prevent disruptions for the moment-of-disruption and follow-ups. Go beyond manipulative tricks to end disruptions. Use Win-Win's proven approach to prevent disruptions by teaching learned responsibility.

With Win-Win, you create a safe, comfortable learning environment for you and your students—a place where students are excited to come and where you don't feel stressed by the end of the day. Win the freedom to focus on learning and growing, not on disruptions. With Win-Win your students win skills for a lifetime and you win the freedom to do what you do best—teach without disruptions. 624 pages. BKWW • $44
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Win-Win Discipline
Table of Contents

Part I. What is Win-Win Discipline?
Chapter 1. Welcome to Win-Win
Chapter 2. The Building Blocks of Win-Win Discipline
Chapter 3. The Three Pillars

Part II. Preventative Procedures
Chapter 4. The Four Types of Disruptions: ABCD
Chapter 5. The ABCD Tally
Chapter 6. Preventative Procedures: ABCD Disruptions
Chapter 7. The Seven Positions
Chapter 8. Preventative Procedures: The Seven Positions
Chapter 9. Teaching the Win-Win Philosophy

Part III. Moment-of-Disruption Strategies and Structures
Chapter 10. The ABCD Questions
Chapter 11. Identifying Positions
Chapter 12. Validating Positions
Chapter 13. Responding to the Seven Positions
Chapter 14. Moment-of-Disruption Structures

Part IV. Follow-Ups
Chapter 15. Follow-Ups
Chapter 16. Follow-Up Structures

Part V. Students with Special Needs
Chapter 17. Win-Win with Students with Special Needs

Part VI. Beyond Discipline
Chapter 18. Win-Win Management
Chapter 19. Win-Win Instruction
Chapter 20. Win-Win Life Skills

Part VII. Resources

“Thank you for changing the way I think about discipline in my classroom!”
— Lori Wilbanks, 8th grade language arts

“Simple, practical, just right. With the Kagan framework in place no one can fail.”
— Barbara Longstreth, 4th–5th grade multiage

“I thought of myself as a good disciplinarian. Win-Win opened my eyes!”
—Tony Insua, 3rd grade teacher

“This is a must for teachers and especially administrators.”
— Diane Roberts, teacher trainer

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Brain-Friendly Teaching
Tools, Tips, & Structures
Dr. Spencer Kagan (All Grades)
Become a brain-friendly teacher! Put the power of brain research and theory to work in your classroom. Your students will learn more, learn more quickly, retain and recall more, and like learning more. Dr. Kagan's extensively-researched book distills the world of brain science into 6 essential principles that will align your teaching with how your students' brains naturally learn. For each of the 6 brain-based principles, you will find practical tools, tips, and structures to easily make the leap from theory to practice. Teaching is so much easier and more successful when you do it the brain-friendly way. 544 pages.
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Brain-Friendly Teaching
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  • Principle 1: Nourishment
  • Principle 2: Safety
  • Principle 3: Social
  • Principle 4: Emotion
  • Principle 5: Attention
  • Principle 6: Stimuli
  • Structures
  • 27 Brain-Friendly Kagan Instructional Strategies to Make Learning Come Alive
  • 59 Research-Based Tools to Transform Brain Science into Good Teaching
  • The Most Extensively Referenced Book on Brain-Friendly Teaching—over 1,000 References!
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Brain-Friendly Teaching
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27 Kagan Structures With Connections to Brain-Friendly Teaching Principles

Loaded with Terrific Tips
  • To promote performance, celebrate or praise before performance. To cement memory, celebrate or praise after performance.
  • Allow yourself to be silly with your students from time to time.
  • Practice progressive muscle relaxation with your class and use the technique before big tests or other times of high stress.

“When we understand how brains best function, we can align how we teach with how brains best learn.”
—Dr. Spencer Kagan

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Kagan Cooperative Learning
Dr. Spencer Kagan & Miguel Kagan (All Grades)
The book that started it all—is completely revised! Why would the Kagans update a classic that has sold nearly half a million copies? The answer: So much has changed! Cooperative Learning today is different. This new book presents today's most successful cooperative learning methods. The Kagans make it easier than ever to boost engagement and achievement. You'll still find all the practical and proven Kagan Structures, including Numbered Heads Together, RoundTable, and Three-Step Interview—direct from the man who invented cooperative learning structures. And there's still plenty of ready-to-do teambuilding and classbuilding activities to make your class click. But in this expanded edition, you will find new step-by-step structures, hundreds of helpful management tips, many more teacher-friendly activities and forms, and up-to-date research on proven methods. You hear how schools have used Kagan Cooperative Learning to boost academics, close the achievement gap, improve student relations, and create a more kind and caring school community. After decades of training and working with hundreds of thousands of teachers, Kagan has refined and perfected the most widely used and respected form of cooperative learning ever. The Kagans make it easy for you to dramatically increase engagement and achievement in your class! 480 pages.
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• Nearly One Million Copies in Print
• 100 Co-op Structures and 1000s of Activities
• For All Grades and Content Areas

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“Teachers, teacher educators, staff developers, and administrators will find this an invaluable resource for taking the step from enthusiasm about cooperative learning in theory to implementing cooperative learning in the classroom.”
—Robert Slavin, Johns Hopkins University

“Teachers and interested educators will find this book to be an absolute must for their libraries.”
—David Johnson, University of Minnesota

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Miguel Kagan, Laurie Kagan, & Dr. Spencer Kagan (All Grades)
Create a caring, cooperative class through energizing classbuilding activities! This bestseller includes step-by-step instructions, hints, variations, 100s of activities, and ready-to-use blackline masters for each of 10 favorite cooperative, classbuilding structures like: Mix-N-Match, Stir-the-Class, and Who Am I. A must for the block schedule. Students are quickly and immediately energized—ready to tackle any curriculum. If you want to promote a positive class atmosphere with fun and easy activities, this is the source! 208 pages.
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Laurie Kagan, Miguel Kagan, & Dr. Spencer Kagan (All Grades)
When students have the desire and ability to work together as a team, something magical happens—Together Everyone Achieves More! Students like working together, academic achievement goes up, and discipline problems become a thing of the past. Includes step-by-step instructions, hints, variations, over 100 teambuilding activities and ready-to-use blackline masters for each of 14 favorite teambuilding structures like: Fan-N-Pick, Team Interview, and Placemat Consensus. Promote a positive class and team atmosphere in your classroom, and watch as your students work together in harmony. 232 pages.
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Silly Sports & Goofy Games
Spencer Kagan (All Grades)
Illustrated by Celso Rodriguez

In a matter of moments, you can convert any class into a focused, high-energy community. Boost energy. Boost achievement. Release joy with the world's most comprehensive collection of indoor and outdoor sport and game activities. Includes over 200 step-by-step, fun, and engaging sports and games in nine categories: Terrific Tag, Happy Helpers, Beautiful Balances, Creative Coordination, Meaningful Movements, Crazy Challenges, Ridiculous Relays, Silly Sports, and Goofy Games. Use 'em for classroom brain breaks. Use ’em for rainy-day fun. Use 'em for physical education. You will promote classroom community—with these games everyone wins! 296 pages.
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Over 200 Brain Breaks, Energizers, Teambuilders, Classbuilders, and Challenges For All Ages!

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• Boost active engagement
• Enhance emotional intelligence
• Promote positive social orientation
• Connect with instinctual playfulness
• Stretch the bodily/kinesthetic intelligence
• Build character
• Energize your class
• Stimulate creativity
• Equalize participation

“Every part of the school environment affects character, for good or for ill. All too often playgrounds are part of the problem of peer rivalry and cruelty. Spencer Kagan's wonderful collection of games shows how to use playground and classroom activities to build the cooperative skills and community feeling so crucial to character development and sorely missing in much of our society.”
— Thomas Lickona, author Educating for Character

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All 29 SmartCards listed below packaged in a handy storage toolbox.
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• Brain-Based Learning
• Character Education
• Classbuilding
• Communication Boosters
• Cooperative Learning
• Differentiated Instruction
• Emotional Intelligence
• Graphic Organizers
• Informational Texts New!
• Memory & Mnemonics

• Memory Systems
• Mind Mapping
• Multiple Intelligences
• RTI Response to Intervention
• Second Language Learning
• Silly Sports & Goofy Games New!
• Teambuilding
• Thinking Questions
• Think-Pair-Share
• ThinkTrix
• Class Meetings

• Classroom Procedures
• Classroom Signals
• Cooperative Learning
• Cooperative Roles
• Daily Routines
• Student Jobs
• Kagan Multiple Intelligences Structures
• Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures

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7 Classroom Management SmartCards
This series of seven SmartCards covers the most important techniques for effective classroom management. Make the most of your teaching day with well-sequenced, well-established daily routines. Reduce discipline problems and maximize learning with effective classroom procedures. Empower your students and keep your class in control with class meetings. Get the series and have the most effective classroom management techniques at your fingertips. $4 Each

Class Meetings
Classroom Management SmartCard

All aspects of classroom life improve through class meetings. Students become more invested in the class, one another, and learning. The classroom becomes more caring, cooperative, and democratic. This SmartCard is your blueprint for class meetings where students share announcements, solve class problems, make important decisions, evaluate progress, and plan events. You’ll find everything you need to know and do to lead successful class meetings.
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Classroom Procedures
Classroom Management SmartCard

Effective classroom procedures reduce disruptions and discipline problems, and maximize learning. Expectations are clear and the class is a safe place where everyone knows how to behave. In this SmartCard, you will find time-honored classroom procedures. Start the year off right. Discover quick tips for roll-taking. Manage classroom supplies like a pro. Maintain an acceptable noise level. And keep students orderly when going places. Learn veteran strategies to establish and maintain a smooth-running class.
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Daily Routines
Classroom Management SmartCard

Make the most of your teaching day with well-sequenced, well-established daily routines. Predictable routines create order in the classroom. We reduce students’ anxiety and establish a sense of security when students know the class schedule and sequence of classroom procedures. Discover tips to create or improve your daily routines. Optimize your learning environment by balancing routine with novelty. Set your morning routine on autopilot. Create a brain-friendly daily sequence of instruction time, snacks, breaks, lunch, and recess to maximize learning and minimize discipline problems.
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Cooperative Learning
Classroom Management SmartCard

Multiply the effectiveness of cooperative learning with powerful and proven classroom management strategies. This SmartCard gives you the tools you need to make cooperative learning run smoothly. Get teams' attention back on you. Keep the noise level down. Arrange your room for teamwork. Expedite collecting and distributing materials. Form solid base teams. Add novelty with random teams. Take advantage of teammates as support. Finish team tasks at the same time, every time, to reduce downtime and disruptions. Learn cooperative management tips and tricks from the pros.
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Classroom Signals
Classroom Management SmartCard

Signals are simple, nonverbal messages, such as hand or body gestures between the teacher and students. Classroom signals communicate volumes without saying one word. Use signals to manage your students. Use signals to relay instructions. Have your students communicate with you via signals to avoid disruptions. Signals save you time and energy, and improve the lines of communication in your classroom. This SmartCard offers dozens of popular classroom signals, steps for establishing signals in your classroom, and ideas for developing your own signal system.
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Cooperative Roles
Classroom Management SmartCard

Make cooperative projects more fun and run more smoothly with roles. Avoid "hogs" and "logs" during open-ended team discussions. Develop students' teamwork skills and repertoire of social competencies. This SmartCard presents the 12 most essential cooperative roles, and answers critical questions relating to cooperative roles: What is a cooperative role? When do I use roles? How do I assign roles? How do students learn their roles? Minimize management problems and maximize students' performance with cooperative learning roles.
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Student Jobs
Classroom Management SmartCard

Develop students' responsibility and self-esteem by empowering them with important duties in the classroom. Save time and energy by enlisting students' help to perform essential classroom management tasks. Student jobs are terrific management tools that reduce the teacher's workload and improve students' teamwork skills. Have each student contribute to a smooth-running classroom, and create an "our class" community. Promote classroom democracy and leadership with student government and student committees.
TSJ • $4

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