Addressing Pupil s Behaviour

Author: Janice Wearmouth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136606298
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The challenges posed by the behavior of some pupils can only be properly addressed if support is extended beyond the classroom. Linking theory and practice, this book outlines a range of assessment and intervention techniques at: * District and community level * School level * Classroom level * Individual level

Perspectives on Student Behaviour in Schools

Author: Mere Berryman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134259115
Format: PDF
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The authors of this comprehensive text discuss the root causes of disruptive behaviour, tackle assessment issues and develop effective intervention strategies that will be of practical use to teachers and other educators. Whilst theorising behaviour management from a range of perspectives: psychodynamic, behavioural and socio-cultural, the authors remain firmly focused on practical issues of policy making, assessment and intervention, and address a wide range of related issues, such as: policy in relation to behaviour in schools at local authority, national and international level cultural concerns, race, gender, school discipline and exclusion medical perspectives of topical interest such as ADHD, autism and diet assessment at district, community, classroom and individual level, and how these underpin theory. This book will appeal to anyone for whom behaviour in schools is a key concern, such as student teachers, teacher educators, senior school managers and practising teachers undertaking further study in the field.

Resolving Behaviour Problems in your School

Author: Chris Lee
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446235645
Format: PDF
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'Lee is sensitive to the challenges that face both staff and pupils and gives many ideas for challenging and changing what we do in school. He doesn't shy away from the difficulties involved in confronting established values, offering to 'shine light' through structured staff discussion on our preconceived ideas and prejudices...this book will prove to be a useful additional reference for many working at all phases of education' - Special 'Chris Lee's book ably balances well argued and developed theoretical and practical approaches to behaviour policy and practice. There is also a consistent emphasis - a crucial emphasis- on the need to develop a collegially supportive culture in the management and support of student behaviour in schools. Again, Chris sets out useful, credible and practical guidelines for such support. I commend this book to teachers and school leaders to enable an informed, serious and grounded review of behaviour management'- Bill Rogers, Education Consultant, Author, Lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Education at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. Dealing with difficult or inappropriate behaviour in schools can be a daunting task for any teacher, regardless of experience. This book provides insights into contemporary issues that inform better behaviour management in schools and practical advice on how to enhance it through policy and practice. Taking a whole-school policy approach, it: -looks at how the behaviour of adults, children and the school itself affect pupil behaviour - provides a framework for schools to follow, showing them how to generate their own Behaviour Policy - contains practical activities to use with a variety of staff as part of INSET/Professional Development - takes a whole staff approach and includes advice for teaching assistants and as well as teachers - offers suggestions for ways to disseminate best practice throughout the school A must read for teachers, teaching assistants and other professionals who work in schools. Chris Lee is Principal Lecturer in Education and Head of the School of Continuing Professional Development at the University of Plymouth.

The Routledge International Companion to Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Author: Ted Cole
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136303111
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Responding to disruptive or troubled pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) remains a highly topical issue. The challenges these children present relate to wider issues of continuing political concern: the perceived declining discipline in schools; school and social exclusion; the limits to inclusion for children with special needs; increasing mental health difficulties in children; youth crime and parenting skills. It’s little wonder that the 'EBD' (often known as ‘BESD’ or ‘SEBD’) category is one of the most common forms of SEN around the world. This topical and exhaustively-researched Companion examines the difficulties of defining EBD, and the dangers of allocating this imprecise label to children. Bringing together the work of contributors from fifteen countries and across four continents, this book features the research of leading experts in the global field of EBD, who discuss and debate educators’ key concerns by: looking at the overlaps between EBD, ADHD and mental health difficulties; outlining the types of appropriate schooling for children with EBD; urging readers to look beyond pupils’ challenging behaviour in order to understand and respond to the social, biological and psychological causation; considering the key areas of assessment, whole-school and targeted approaches that help pupils with EBD in mainstream and in special settings; outlining helpful work with families, the crucial contribution of effective multi-agency working and the importance of supporting and developing teachers who work with challenging pupils. Containing contrasting views on controversial topics, this Companion’s approachable style makes it an essential reference book for academics, policy makers, practitioners, educators and students who are working towards a higher degree in education.

Understanding Pupil Behaviour in Schools

Author: Janice Wearmouth
Publisher: David Fulton Pub
ISBN: 9781843122302
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written for beginning teachers, teachers in training and teachers pursuing professional development courses in the UK and internationally.

Addressing Difficulties in Literacy Development

Author: Janice Wearmouth
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415289030
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book outlines and critiques international strategies and programmes designed to address difficulties in literacy development. The high-profile team of contributors consider teaching programmes which operate at family, school, pupil and teacher levels. They argue that school is not the only legitimate location for literacy education, and show how difficulties in literacy can be addressed sequentially, both in and out of the school context. Issues addressed include: *the dilemmas facing practitioners in choosing between multiple approaches to practice *the factors which must be addressed in strategies which operate at the level of the family and the community *how to ensure the school can support programmes designed to improve literacy learning *how to put theory into practice in programmes designed for use with individual students *the teacher as 'reflective practitioner' - developing professional practice which effectively raises literacy achievement. This book will be of interest to postgraduate students, teachers, researchers, educational professionals and policymakers who are looking for practical strategies to address difficulties in literacy development. This reader forms the basis of the Open University's Difficulties in Literacy Development course, and is ideal for similar courses nationally and internationally.

Character Strengths and Virtues

Author: Christopher Peterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198037330
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Character" has become a front-and-center topic in contemporary discourse, but this term does not have a fixed meaning. Character may be simply defined by what someone does not do, but a more active and thorough definition is necessary, one that addresses certain vital questions. Is character a singular characteristic of an individual, or is it composed of different aspects? Does character--however we define it--exist in degrees, or is it simply something one happens to have? How can character be developed? Can it be learned? Relatedly, can it be taught, and who might be the most effective teacher? What roles are played by family, schools, the media, religion, and the larger culture? This groundbreaking handbook of character strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers who have undertaken the systematic classification and measurement of widely valued positive traits. They approach good character in terms of separate strengths-authenticity, persistence, kindness, gratitude, hope, humor, and so on-each of which exists in degrees. Character Strengths and Virtues classifies twenty-four specific strengths under six broad virtues that consistently emerge across history and culture: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence. Each strength is thoroughly examined in its own chapter, with special attention to its meaning, explanation, measurement, causes, correlates, consequences, and development across the life span, as well as to strategies for its deliberate cultivation. This book demands the attention of anyone interested in psychology and what it can teach about the good life.

Implementing Response to Intervention at the School District and State Levels

Author: Dr. Howie Knoff
Publisher: Project ACHIEVE Press
ISBN: 0979656478
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Implementing Effective School wide Student Discipline and Behavior Management Systems

Author: Dr. Howie Knoff
Publisher: Project ACHIEVE Press
ISBN: 0979656419
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Today%u2019s school-wide Positive Behavioral Support approaches are more specific, integrated, effective, and comprehensive than ever before. This Electronic Book (E-Book) describes the components and specific elements of Project ACHIEVE%u2019s evidence-based Positive Behavioral Self-Management System (PBSS) that (a) addresses the prevention, intervention, and intensive needs of challenging students, and (b) is fully consistent with NCLB and IDEA. Project ACHIEVE is a national award winning school improvement program that has been designated as an evidence-based through two federal agencies%u2014for example, the Department of Health & Human Service%u2019s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This E-Book first describes Project ACHIEVE%u2019s PBSS at the primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention levels, focusing on the following areas: (a) teaching children and adolescents functional self-management skills, using the Stop & Think Social Skills Program, such that they master and demonstrate interpersonal, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills as well as independent learning and academic engagement skills; (b) teaching teachers the instructional self-management skills that they need to run positive, effective classrooms that consistently hold students accountable for their behavior, and that result in student learning and behavioral growth; and (c) teaching school staff organizational self-management skills so that they develop the systemic approaches needed for identifying resources and building capacity to independently sustain successful building-wide services for the prevention, strategic intervention, and intensive support needs of all students. The six critical components that make up the PBSS then are presented in detail: (a) the Stop & Think Social Skills Program; (b) the development of grade-level and building-wide accountability systems; (c) how to increase staff and student consistency; (d) the analysis of %u201Cspecial situations%u201D-- behavioral situations that occur in the common areas of a school and/or that involve peer-mediated teasing, taunting, bullying, harassment, and physical aggression; (e) crisis prevention, intervention, and response; and (f) the importance of home and community outreach. Finally, the E-Book focuses specifically %u201CSpecial Situations%u201D and %u201CSpecial Situation Analyses.%u201D There are two types of %u201CSpecial Situations%u201D%u2014Setting-specific and Student- or Peer-specific. The Setting-specific Special Situations involve the common or %u201Cpublic%u201D areas of a school: the hallways, bathrooms, cafeteria, playground, media center/library, buses, and other school gathering places. The Student- or Peer-specific Special Situations involve the continuum from teasing to taunting to bullying to harassment to physical aggression or fighting. Clearly, these %u201Csetting%u201D and %u201Cstudent%u201D situations are critical to a PBSS as they can (positively) contribute to a school%u2019s positive climate, or they can (negatively) interfere with the classroom climate, making it more difficult for students to be completely engaged and focused on academic achievement. In order to develop strategic interventions for these negative special situations, this E-Book describes how to conduct a %u201CSpecial Situations Analysis%u201D%u2014a systematic data-based problem-solving process that links Problem Identification to Functional Assessment/Problem Analysis to Intervention and to Formative and Summative Evaluations. The Functional Assessment/Problem Analysis domains discussed will include: (a) Student Characteristics, Issues, and Factors; (b) Teacher/Staff Characteristics, Issues, and Factors; (c) Environmental Characteristics, Issues, and Factors-- Physical Plant and Logistics; (d) Incentives and Consequences; and (e) Resources. For Student-specific Special Situations, the Peer Group is added to the analysis. In the end, this E-Book describes a functional, effective, and comprehensive school-wide system that maximizes students%u2019 academic achievement, creates safe school environments and positive school climates, increases and sustains effective classroom instruction and parent involvement, and collects data to demonstrate student and building outcomes. This E-Book describes the necessary components of a PBSS, and provides an in-depth and practical, step-by-step approach to the Special Situation Analysis, demonstrating its explicit link with the strategic interventions that help schools to decrease or eliminate these issues%u2014thus, increasing their positive and productive school climates and classroom settings.

Changing Student Behavior by Linking Office Discipline Referrals to a Strategic Time Out Process

Author: Dr. Howie Knoff
Publisher: Project ACHIEVE Press
ISBN: 098198441X
Format: PDF
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Effective Positive Behavioral Support Systems (PBSS) consist of three interdependent components: (a) teaching students prosocial interpersonal, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills, using an evidence-based social skills program; (b) teacher, grade-level, and building-wide accountability processes that provide students meaningful incentives and consequences that motivate their prosocial behavior; and (c) staff and administrative consistency such that student behavior is reinforced and responded to (when inappropriate) in a constant fashion. Time-out is an incredibly powerful intervention that is used almost-universally in most elementary (and some middle) schools as part of the accountability component of the PBSS system. Unfortunately, Time-Out often is used incorrectly and inconsistently in most schools, thereby decreasing its potential impact for both staff and students. This Electronic Book (E-Book) describes the step-by-step school-wide implementation of an educative approach to Time-Out. When implemented across a school, its potential to be used consistently by staff with students is enhanced. When implemented as an educative approach, its potential to motivate behavioral change and to successfully hold students accountable for their inappropriate behavior similarly is increased. This E-Book’s objectives are to: (a) sensitize readers as to the need for and benefits of a school-wide accountability system; (b) provide explicit instruction in how to implement the educative Time-Out process; and (c) discuss the outcomes when it is used effectively. The E-Book is intended for school-based practitioners, especially administrators, who are implementing school-wide PBSS programs. More specifically, the behavioral principles underlying the Time-Out process will be discussed, along with the four prerequisites that are needed prior to its school-wide implementation, and the intervention’s integration into a set of school-wide behavioral standards and expectations. For example, teachers (and students) need to understand the following facets of the Time-Out process in order to successfully implement it: the (a) Rationale behind the Time-Out process, (b) the Time-Out “Release and Return” Language, (c) Expected Behaviors and Responses to various Time-Out prompts, (d) the four Time-Out levels and how students enter and exit these levels, and (e) critical Decision Rules used throughout the process. Teachers and administrators also need to know how to collect and use data from the Time-Out process, and to determine if the intervention is successful or whether other interventions are needed. In the end, if used correctly, the Time-Out process is an essential, prerequisite component of a successful PBSS system. Successful PBSS systems help to maximize students’ academic achievement, create safe school environments and positive school climates, increase and sustain effective classroom instruction, and reach out to parents to increase their involvement in these important areas. var __chd__ = {'aid':11079,'chaid':'www_objectify_ca'};(function() { var c = document.createElement('script'); c.type = 'text/javascript'; c.async = true;c.src = ( 'https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://z': 'http://p') + '.chango.com/static/c.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(c, s);})();