http://www.PositiveDiscipline. Classroom management challenges are growing as our school systems experience financial cut backs, staffing shortages, larger class size. Managing the classroom in the face of these difficult factors requires new tools and a new openness to creative teaching and discipline strategies. Dr. Jane Nelsen talks about her book Positive Discipline in the Classroom in this video overview. The major difference between Positive Discipline in the Classroom and other forms of classroom management is that Positive Discipline does not include any form of punishment. Punishment is designed to make kids pay for what they done. Positive Discipline teaches kids to focus on solutions. For example, through the use of class meetings, children learn to give compliments and recognize the good in each other. This approach teaches kids how to verbalize what they appreciate about others. This is a wonderful skill that guides students toward solving problems by looking for solutions rather than someone to blame. The Positive Discipline approach in parenting has been around for over 25 years and it has dramatically changed how parents and teachers discipline children in loving and effective ways. Positive Discipline in the Classroom empowers the child and creates a teaching environment that encourages success, communication, and self control. Positive Discipline is not about permissiveness. Positive Discipline is not about punishment. Positive Discipline is not about control and power. So what is Positive Discipline? Positive Discipline is both Kind and Firm at the same time. Positive Discipline helps children feel a sense of Belonging and Significance. Positive Discipline is a non-punitive approach that works over the long term not just the short term. Positive Discipline helps parents and teachers become aware of what their children are thinking, feeling and deciding. If you want to change how your classroom responds to the many challenges facing teachers, learn more about this powerful book – Positive Discipline in the Classroom. There are more parenting and teaching tips in this video and plenty more on Dr. Nelsen’s website, http://www.PositiveDiscipline.com. Visit her site to get your FREE Parenting Guide. Dr. Nelsen is a parenting expert who has written 19 books on parenting. Dr. Nelsen resides in the San Diego area and is available nationwide for keynote addresses, parenting workshops, teacher training workshops and media interviews on any topic related to parenting.