New York, NY (PRWEB) October 28, 2016
Diane Bonner’s new book “Why Bullies Are Cowards”: is an important manuscript exploring the issues of peer bullying and behavior management programs.
Diane was born and spent most of her young childhood on a small farm in Northern Iowa before moving to Southern California. She earned a bachelor’s of science degree and standard elementary and secondary teaching credentials at California Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, and a Special Education Learning Handicap Teaching Credential at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. Diane began her teaching career working for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Camps and Schools as a substitute and Youth Service Center teacher at MacLaren Hall Children’s Center School, a facility for pre-court, preplacement minors where she was required to learn and utilize the authoritative style of discipline with battered, abused, and neglected students. She spent the last fourteen years of her career teaching handicapped students’ remedial reading and math at the intermediate school level. During that time, she also worked as a district-wide literacy coordinator, creating a reading intervention program for the Charter Oak Unified School District.
Ms. Bonner has been in numerous leadership roles in school communities achieving success as an advocate, innovator, and consultant. She has won numerous awards which include the San Gabriel Valley Woman’s Club Reading Teacher of the Year. She authored “Edukashunal Phood Phor Thaut,” and The ReVISIONist newsletters, providing insight into enhancing student academic performance. Diane Bonner has dedicated her career to address and resolve the educational challenges of children. Her programs and writings have been featured in both the Los Angeles Times and the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Diane Bonner’s timely manuscript considers the differing discipline styles while teaching the reader how to implement the most effective of these styles for classroom management coupled with the ideal learning environment for the students.
Research shows there are three styles of discipline, passive discipline or ignoring a child’s transgressions and assigning no consequences, authoritarian discipline or utilizing corporal punishment such as hitting or spanking to reinforce that a child should stop a transgression and not do it again, and authoritative discipline which requires that the disciplinarian explain to the child why he or she should stop a negative behavior and replace it with positive one. Research has also shown that of the three styles of discipline only the authoritative style promotes learning and understanding as it provides reasons why a child needs to stop a negative behavior and replace it with a positive one.
Drawing on her twenty-five years of experience as a special education teacher, this educator mastered the authoritative style of disciplining her students and was able to motivate them to change their lives by teaching them the following:
-The difference between a person’s personal and public space.
-How to protect and defend one’s personal space.
-What constitutes a “community”. How unified “like thinkers” can form an anti- bullying community.
-The strength and power in numbers.
-How an anti-bullying community provides a safe place for all.
-The difference between snitching and telling. Why a student who snitches is a rat and a student who tells is a hero.
-Why those who prey on others who are weaker, smaller, or less able to
protect and defend themselves makes them a coward.
As bullying statistics continue to escalate, author Diane Bonner says “it’s now time to ask all parents and public school teachers, have you been taught or are you willing to learn how to discipline authoritatively so you can help teach your child or your students how to stop being a bullying victim, perpetrator or bystander?”
Readers who wish to experience this thought-provoking work can purchase “Why Bullies Are Cowards” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
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