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Component 2a: Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport


Charlotte Danielson’s Description of Component 2a
Danielson, Charlotte. "Component 2A: Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport." Enhancing Professional Practice: a Framework for Teaching. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2007. 64-66. Print.

Setting Up a Positive and Inviting Classroom Environment
Wong, Harry K., and Rosemary T. Wong. "Positive Expectations." The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher. Mountain View, CA: Harry K. Wong Publications, 2005. 61-78. Print.

Entering and Beginning Class – Setting a Positive Tone
Lemov, Doug. Teach like a Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010. 151 – 153, 163 – 165, 197 - 199. Print.

Avoiding Power Struggles and Allowing Student Choice
Braun, Betsy Brown. You're Not the Boss of Me: Brat-proofing Your Four- to Twelve-year-old Child. New York: Harper, 2010. 1 -36, 109 – 116, 227 – 230, 235. Print.

A Teacher’s Mindset Can Make a Difference
Goldstein, Sam, and Robert B. Brooks. "Developing the Mindset of Effective Teachers." Understanding and Managing Children's Classroom Behavior: Creating Sustainable, Resilient Classrooms. Hoboken, NJ: J. Wiley & Sons, 2007. Print.

Helping Students Take Ownership and Responsibility
Brooks, Ph.D., Robert. "Nurturing Student Ownership and Responsibility: A Vital Ingredient of a Positive School Climate." Psychologist, Motivational Speaker, and Author on Resilience, Motivation, and Family Relationships: Dr. Robert Brooks. Web. 03 Oct. 2011. .

Engaging Students and Their Families
Pusher, Debbie. "Looking Out, Looking In." Educational Leadership 69.1 (2011): 65-68. Print.

Honoring and Respecting Diversity
Hess, Diana. "Discussions That Drive Democracy." Educational Leadership 69.1 (2011): 69-73. Print.

Helping Students Learn to Confront Their Unacceptable Behavior, Repair Harm and Build Community
Mirsky, Laura. "Building Safer, Saner Schools." Educational Leadership 69.1 (2011): 45-49. Print.

Creating a Positive School Culture for Teachers
Beaudoin, Marie-Nathalie. "Respect - Where Do We Start?" Educational Leadership 69.1 (2011): 40-44. Print.

Creating a Win-Win Classroom That Fosters a Positive Climate
Bluestein, Jane. "What's So Hard About Win-Win?" Educational Leadership 69.1 (2011): 30-34. Print.

Dover Union Free School District   2368 Rt 22   Dover Plains, NY 12522   Phone: (845) 877-5700   Fax: (845) 877-5766

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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