Matching Instruction to Personality Types in Your Classroom
Here's How to Reach Me
Special Education
This guidebook for classroom management helps teachers understand each of their students' personalities and adapt instruction accordingly.
65669 978-1-55766-566-9
2002 240
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Teachers in today's diverse schools need a new kind of guidebook for classroom management — one that teaches them how to understand each of their students' personalities. In this book, they'll find what thousands of teachers nationwide have already learned from the authors' seminars on process communication: that once teachers identify a student's primary personality type (reactor, workaholic, persister, dreamer, rebel, or promoter), they'll know the secret to instructing and interacting with that student. In-service and preservice educators will be engaged by

  • narratives that illuminate each personality type

  • real-life examples of positive interactions between teachers and students with different personality types

  • ideas for blending process communication with existing approaches in all types of classrooms

  • forms that help pinpoint a student's personality structure, motivational needs, and strengths and challenges

  • logs to track the success of intervention strategies

With this easy-to-use guidebook, adapted from the concepts in Dr. Taibi Kahler's best-selling The Mastery of Management, educators will build better relationships with all students and keep the classroom focus where it belongs — on learning.

About the Authors
Taibi Kahler, Ph.D.
Jacqueline S. Thousand, Ph.D.
  1. What Is Process Communication?

  2. Rosie Reactor (The Feeler)

  3. Will Workaholic (The Thinker)

  4. Paul Persister (The Believer)

  5. Doris Dreamer (The Imaginer)

  6. Rita Rebel (The Funster)

  7. Peter Promoter (The Doer)

  8. An Ounce of Prevention: How Process Communication Integrates with Other Learning Theories

  9. Keeping Students Out of Distress

  10. A Pound of Cure: Engaging All Students in the Learning Process

  11. Keeping Teachers Out of Distress


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Rachel Janney - December 31, 2001
"Conveys a positive, energetic attitude about the possibility of motivating and teaching challenging students."
: Dramascope, the newsletter of the NADT - December 31, 2001
"While the book is written primarily for teachers and administrators, the information is easily adaptable to any situation because the reinforcing communication methods remain the same whether you are dealing with a student, client, co-worker, or spouse."