Preview – A Cat in the Doghouse Audiobook Preface:
Transform your classroom into a more humane society.
With A Cat in the Doghouse, the last in Michael Grinder’s Classroom Management Trilogy, Michael proves again why he’s the go-to person to learn to deal with the difficult and at-risk children in our classrooms today.
In A Cat in the Doghouse, he uses the analogy of our beloved household pets – cats and dogs – so that we can easily understand what motivates all of our students. The techniques and tools Michael shares will transform your classroom into a more humane society.
Years ago, as a classroom teacher, Michael discovered our “dog” students love tranquility and routines while our “cat” students, who love tension and risk, tend to be disruptive when they are bored. Management by power just doesn’t work with our hard-to-reach (cat) students. In A Cat in the Doghouse, you will learn what works to create a happier, safer classroom.
“Michael Grinder has given us the management skills needed to successfully reach the hard-to-reach students – we have to reach them to teach them.” (Pearl Nitsche, educational consultant)