Classroom management is critical to successful teaching, but many K-12 teachers struggle with it. This indispensable guide distills the best classroom management science into easy-to-implement strategies teachers can use to promote a productive and safe learning environment. Chapters provide evidence-based guidelines for implementing classwide prevention strategies, token economies, group contingencies, and self-management interventions. Procedures for evaluating intervention effectiveness and individualizing interventions are described. Reproducible tools include 9 forms and 21 quick-reference "coach cards" that distill the key steps of each strategy. The large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.
This book is based on the idea that a behavior management plan can be as effective in preventing problematic classroom behavior as it is in managing it and utilizes an evidence-based approach to solving problems. It offers easy-to-implement, research-based plans for addressing problematic classroom behavior in two key areas: on-task time/assignment completion and disruption/rule violation. The author introduces a dozen behavior management plans in non-technical language. This eliminates the need for extensive training in behavior therapy or learning theory. FEATURES: An introductory chapter addressing “evidence-based” practice in education–Explaining the scientific nature of the book's plans and introducing the rationale behind the use of such practice. A chapter on the “beeper” system for enhancing student engagement. Introduces a recently developed device, the “MotivAider”–explains how it works, when it is best used, and what can be expected when it is used. A common format in each plan chapter (Chapters 2 -12)–Description, terms, apparatus, baseline measurement, procedures, “how it works,” additional considerations, hypothetical cases, “what if,” and forms. Facilitates comparison among plans–helps future teachers develop their intuitive sense for what works with which learners, and why. Discussion of a “dual plan” strategy for addressing disruptive behavior–Teaming a plan for stopping the disruptive behavior with one for encouraging desired behavior. Illustrates the advantage in tackling certain problem behaviors “on two fronts”–offers specific plans that work concurrently to change “bad” behavior into “good” behavior. A wide range of plans–For individual students, small groups, and entire classrooms. Expands the repertoire of both beginning and veteran teachers–provides a full complement of strategies to fit a wide range of situations and behaviors. Perforated pages--Enables teachers to tear out specific plans for implementation.
Highly accessible and user-friendly, this book focuses on helping K–12 teachers increase their use of classroom management strategies that work. It addresses motivational aspects of teacher consultation that are essential, yet often overlooked. The Classroom Check-Up is a step-by-step model for assessing teachers' organizational, instructional, and behavior management practices; helping them develop a menu of intervention options; and overcoming obstacles to change. Easy-to-learn motivational interviewing techniques are embedded throughout. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the book includes 20 reproducible forms, checklists, and templates. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.
This accessible book presents research-based strategies for supporting K-8 students with high-incidence disabilities to become accomplished learners. The authors clearly describe the core components of effective inclusive instruction, showing how to recognize and respond to individual students' needs quickly and appropriately. Teachers are provided with essential tools for managing inclusive classrooms; planning a curriculum that fosters concept development across content areas, promotes strategic learning, and builds fluent skill use; and integrating technology into instruction. Case examples illustrate ways that special and general education teachers can work together successfully to solve complex learning problems and improve outcomes for students who are struggling.
An alternative framework, presented in this book, asserts that teachers need to incorporate knowledge about temperament into their strategies for classroom management. As studies have demonstrated, targeted temperament-based strategies succeed where global disciplinary practices have failed. Because students differ in their temperaments, variations in classroom behavior are to be expected.
Discover the components of proactive classroom management. With this practical, step-by-step guide, teachers and school administrators will uncover five components that help improve student achievement and decrease classroom problems. Create clear expectations and rules, establish procedures and structure, reinforce expectations, actively engage students, and manage misbehavior. Learn how to develop individualized behavior plans to help students who continue to struggle.
This highly practical resource and text presents 70 interventions that have been demonstrated to improve the classroom learning environment, academic achievement, and student behavior and social competence. Each intervention is presented in a brief, standardized format with step-by-step procedures that can easily be implemented by Pre-K-12 teachers and other school-based professionals. The volume includes best-practice guidelines for designing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based school interventions, as well as strategies for combining multiple interventions to create a comprehensive program at the individual, class, or schoolwide level.
Addressing the increasing number of culturally and linguistically diverse students in today’s schools, Behavior and Classroom Management in the Multicultural Classroom, by Terry L. Shepherd and Diana Linn, provides general and special education teachers with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to make the proactive, active, and reactive interventions necessary to create a positive classroom environment in which all students can learn. Going beyond the traditional rules and hierarchy of consequences and reinforcements, the book demonstrates how to incorporate basic classroom management plans, functional behavioral analysis, functional behavioral assessments, and behavioral intervention plans into the development and implementation of response-to-intervention and school-wide positive behavior support programs. In every chapter, the authors use real world examples and case studies to explore how language and culture affect students’ responses to behavior and classroom management. Unique chapters cover social skills training and collaborating with families of diverse students.
"This book is divided into three main sections. The first section, Foundations of Direct Observation, is intended to provide readers with the basic conceptual foundations of direct observation. We review the basic considerations involved in conducting school-based observations (Chapter 2), describe the most important indicators of high-quality observation methods (Chapter 3), and suggest guidelines for maximizing the reliability and validity of decisions based on observation data (Chapter 4). The second section, Specific Observational Codes, then moves from a general discussion of the overall assessment method to a more specific discussion of extant codes that are available for specific purposes. A number of evidence-based observation codes that were designed to assess student behavior in classroom settings (Chapter 5), the classroom environment (Chapter 6), student behavior in non-classroom settings (Chapter 7), and both student behavior the environmental context within functional assessment (Chapter 8) are introduced. We provide general guidelines for developing a unique code in Chapter 9, as well as a library of operational definitions and a range of sample coding forms within the appendices. The third and final section, Using Assessment Data to Inform Decision Making and Intervention, consists of one chapter focused on what to do once observational data have been collected"--
Classroom management and discipline problems have reached crisis proportions, yet most teachers do not embrace evidence-based practices for effective management. Instead, most teachers continue to utilize ineffective punishment-based strategies that only make matters worse. John Maag has has referred to this ineffective teacher practice as "paradigm paralysis." This book shows teachers how to "undo" this paradigm paralysis. It not only discusses effective management and discipline procedures, it describes BOSS Teaching which is a step-by-step procedure for insuring effective classroom management, discipline, and motivation. The contents of this book also investigate related developmental factors, deviant and disruptive childhood disorders, and bullying. A number of teacher reflections are provided to illustrate the positive effects of BOSS Teaching. These authentic reflections also help teachers gain confidence in adopting new practices for the proper and effective treatment of students in the classroom.
What every special education teacher needs to know to surviveand thrive A Survival Guide for NewSpecial Educators provides relevant, practicalinformation for new special education teachers across a broad rangeof topic areas. Drawing on the latest research on special educatoreffectiveness and retention, this comprehensive, go-to resourceaddresses the most pressing needs of novice instructors, resourceteachers, and inclusion specialists. Offers research-based, classroom-tested strategies for workingwith a variety of special needs students Covers everything from preparing for the new school year tobehavior management, customizing curriculum, creating effectiveIEPs, and more Billingsley and Brownell are noted experts in special educatortraining and support This highly practical book is filled with checklists, forms, andtools that special educators can use every day to help ensure thatall special needs students get the rich, rewarding education theydeserve.
An in-depth resource for workshops, professional learning communities, teacher training, and self-help. Topics include how to establish good classroom management and effective relationships with students.
This new text for Emotional and Behavioral Disorder Methods courses aids its readers to become the most effective teachers of students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). The authors demonstrate how using only evidence-based educational practices will enable students with emotional and behavioral disorders to succeed in the classroom, becoming the best version of themselves. The text is a “how-to” for future teachers on planning, organizing, delivering individualized academic and behavior programming, and collecting data on their student's actual performance in the classroom to inform their future teaching and classroom decisions, all for the benefit of the EBD students they are privileged to teach. Highlights of this First Edition... An overview of the foundations of the field of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders equips students with the necessary background of the disorders to prepare them for the remaining content in the text and the experiences they will encounter in their future classrooms and work with EBD students. Content coverage in this section includes: the characteristics of students with EBD, assessment, the law, applied behavior analysis, positive behavior support, cognitive behavioral intentions, and social skills training. Coverage of what it means to use evidence-based practices and strategies for behavior management will help readers understand and learn to implement these techniques for classroom success. Discussion of the best academic interventions for students with EBD helps readers review the principles of effective instruction and gain knowledge of the most current research in the field of EBD. The authors emphasize the underlying focus of how important it is for teachers to plan instruction and to collect individual data for monitoring each students' progress in the classroom. Throughout the text, readers will learn how the law affects and influences teaching strategy, aiding reader understanding that implementing only the best classroom practices, strategies, and procedures supported by current research is mandated by legislation, specifically No Child Left Behind and the Individuals with Disabilities Act.
Learn how to help K–8 students who struggle in math. This book provides a variety of clear, practical strategies that can be implemented right away to boost student achievement. You will find out how to design lessons that work with struggling learners, implement the recommendations for math intervention from the What Works Clearinghouse, use praise and self-motivation more effectively, develop number sense and computational fluency, teach whole numbers and fractions, increase students’ problem-solving abilities, and more! Extensive examples are provided for each strategy, as well as lesson plans, games, and resources.
This book provides an essential overview of "learning by teaching", unpacking the underpinning theory, research evidence and practical implications of peer learning in a variety of classroom contexts. It aims to offer practical guidance for practitioners in structuring effective peer learning – between professionals and between students alike. It locates this phenomenon in current conceptions of learning and teaching, far removed from traditional ideas of one-way transmission of knowledge. Exactly what happens to promote learning by teaching is explored. Examples of learning by teaching are discussed and it is noted that this happens in school, university and the workplace, as well as through the Internet. Learning by teaching within the student body is then explored, and many different methods described. The organizational features needed to improve learning by teaching consciously and deliberately are investigated. These can be before teaching, during teaching or after teaching. Evidence-based practical guidance is given. Of course teachers can deploy learning by teaching for themselves, but what if they also organize their students to teach each other, thereby giving many more opportunities to discuss, practise, explain and question? This takes pedagogical advantage of the differences between students – turning classrooms into communities of learners where students learn both from their teacher and from their peers.
"No one knows the literature on challenging behavior better than Lane and her colleagues. This book translates that knowledge into practice in a way that teachers will benefit from tremendously. With a focus on both instructional and management variables associated with preventing and dealing with difficult behavior, the book provides concise, easy-to-follow explantions of interventions. It is a unique resource that preservice and practicing teachers will refer to often."---Timothy J. Landrum, PhD, Department of Special Education, University of Louisville "I am extremely impressed with this book, including its content, organization, and the strong emphasis on workable, effective strategies for today's schools and classrooms. The strategies are presented in the context of a three-tiered model that allows teachers to specifically match student needs. I have not seen a resource of this type that is so well tailored to the needs of classroom teachers."---Hill M. Walker, PhD, Codirector, Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior, University of Oregon "Using the best evidence from research and practice, this comprehensive book presents a wealth of information for managing challenging behavioral difficulties in schools. Readers learn how to systematically plan and deliver approaches that increase in intensity of support. The strategies are described in a step-by-step format, with consideration for different age groups of learners, so that both new and experienced teachers can immediately apply them in their classrooms. As a text, this book would be an excellent addition to any teacher education, educational administration, or school psychology training program. It will also be an extremely useful professional development resource.---Melody Tankersley, PhD, Special Education Program, Kent State University This book provides tested, easy-to-implement strategies for preventing problem behavior in the classroom and responding effectively when it does occur. Chapters describe specific steps that K-12 teachers and other school-based professionals can take to develop effective classroom rules and routines, plan suitably challenging instruction, and promote student engagement and motivation. Presenting a continuum of strategies from prevention to more intensive behavior supports, the book offers clear-cut instructions for implementing behavioral contracts, self-monitoring, and functional assessment-based interventions. Special features include more than a dozen reproducible checklists, selfassessment tools, and planning forms; the large-size format facilitates photocopying.
Evidence-based best practices that improve classroom environments and assessment techniques! If your goal is a smoother-running, participatory classroom and improved student achievement, you’ll find essential best practices in this new resource. Robert Slavin, Professor and Chairman of the Success for All Foundation, has gathered insights and findings from more than 25 leading education researchers, presented in succinct chapters focused on key aspects of teaching and classroom management practice. Readers will find: Strategies for assessment that address use of formative approaches, adaptation for differentiation and the Common Core, and more Proven techniques for classroom management, including immediate positive steps that teachers can take User-friendly content supported by quick-read charts and graphs
A brand new, comprehensive text for the field that takes a proactive, child-centered approach, Classroom Management: Creating Positive Classrooms for all Students walks teachers and pre-service teachers through a detailed, step-by-step plan that will enable them to develop their own personal and unique design for classroom management practices that they will enact in the classroom. Readers will be asked to examine their personal views and ambitions for classroom management, motivation and engagement; think about and develop their hopes and aspirations for the students that they will teach and the relationships and structures that they will build in order to attain their goals. Considering multiple perspectives, implementing and evaluating practices, the author provides the necessary needed to examine the full spectrum of classroom management practices including the student, family and cultural viewpoints, and understanding not only student needs but the teacher's own perceptions in the context of the school and the community. Furthermore readers will appreciate the special attention that is given to these topics related to classroom management: professional collaboration with regard to school and classroom climate, inclusion, education of diverse learners, preparing learners for living in a democratic society, evidence-based practices, motivation and engagement, classroom management practices that enhance academic achievement, current research and practices, the role of social interaction in learning and behavior, examples of Action Research in the classroom, culturally-responsive classroom management, peer mediation and conflict resolution, real-life examples, excerpts from interviews of children and adolescents, and quotes from classroom teachers. An excellent textbook choice for all undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in Classroom Management, also suitable for courses in Educational Psychology.