School Discipline Classroom Management and Student Self Management

Author: Howard M. Knoff
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283540
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An integrated, comprehensive approach to positive behavioral supports and interventions This book provides a pragmatic, easy-to-follow blueprint for Positive Behavior Support Systems (PBSS) implementation that integrates academics, instruction, and achievement with discipline, behavior management, and student self-management. Award-winning author Howard M. Knoff provides guidance on: Implementing a schoolwide discipline and safe schools program Teaching students interpersonal, social problem solving, conflict prevention and resolution, and emotional coping skills Guiding professional development, staff and student buy-in, and evaluation Strengthening parent and community outreach and involvement Included are charts to post in classrooms, worksheets, and action items. Research-based case studies demonstrate how PBSS activities create positive climates, pro-social interactions, and effective management approaches.

School Discipline and Self Discipline

Author: George G. Bear
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606236849
Format: PDF, ePub
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How can schools create safe, well-supervised classroom environments while also teaching students skills for managing their behavior on their own? This invaluable guide presents a framework for achieving both of these crucial goals. It shows how to balance external reinforcements such as positive behavior supports with social-emotional learning interventions. Evidence-based techniques are provided for targeting the cognitive and emotional processes that underlie self-discipline, both in classroom instruction and when correcting problem behavior. Describing how to weave the techniques together into a comprehensive schoolwide disciplinary approach, the book includes over a dozen reproducible forms, checklists, and assessment tools. The large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Holding Students Responsible for their School and Classroom Behavior Developing a School wide Accountability System to Encourage Student Self Management and Staff Consistency

Author: Dr. Howie Knoff
Publisher: Project ACHIEVE Press
ISBN: 0979656435
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Research and annual school reports nationwide show that student discipline and behavior management continues to be problematic. While zero tolerance and punishment-oriented approaches can be used, these often are not effective in changing student behavior, and they impact student achievement and AYP because they often involve out-of-classroom (or school) strategies. Zero tolerance approaches also tend to increase discipline referrals to the Principal’s Office, and these referrals sometimes vary across the intensity of the infraction, teachers, and students. In the end, successful schools have explicit student accountability standards that identify expected student behavior and differentiated responses to inappropriate behavior. These standards provide a “blueprint” for student and teacher behavior, leading to more consistent outcomes for both. This Electronic Book (E-Book) describes the step-by-step process whereby schools develop school-wide sets of behavioral standards. Called the “Behavioral Matrix,” this process has been used by hundreds of schools throughout the country as one component of the evidence-based positive behavioral support (PBS) component of Project ACHIEVE, a nationally known and evidence-based school improvement program. 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 develop the Behavioral Matrix; and (c) discuss the how to use the Matrices effectively. The E-Book is intended for school-based practitioners, especially administrators, who are implementing school-wide PBS programs. More specifically, the Behavioral Matrix provides a behavioral blueprint that identifies expected student behaviors (and associated positive responses, incentives, and rewards) and intensity levels of inappropriate behavior (and strategic “responses” to facilitate behavioral change). Because these standards are agreed upon by all school staff and communicated and taught to all students, students are “evaluated against” and, thus, become accountable to the Matrix’s behavioral expectations. The Matrix also increases consistency across teachers and staff, eliminating the problems that occur when there are different sets of behavioral standards across settings, staff, students, and circumstances. Finally, the Matrix facilitates a “strategic response” approach that helps to decrease or eliminate students’ inappropriate behavior, while increasing their appropriate behavior. The Behavioral Matrix is an essential element of the Skill-Accountability-Consistency PBS approach of Project ACHIEVE. Its presence in a school is essential both to staff and student success. 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);})();

Social Studies for Young Children

Author: Gayle Mindes
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475800878
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In its comprehensive scope, Social Studies for Young Children: Preschool and Primary Curriculum Anchor fulfills the promise of social studies as an integrator of the knowledge and experiences of young children. Filled with strategies, activities and resources, this book helps teachers develop a holistic, culturally relevant approach to social studies and social learning.

Leadership Violence and School Climate

Author: Kyle E. Blanchfield
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475801726
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In the book, Leadership, Violence and School Climate: Case Studies in Creating Non-Violent Schools, three important themes are emphasized namely, democratic leadership, violence and school climate. The authors point out how schools can reverse their reactionary stance to violence, and become pro-active through the practice of democratic principles.

Developing Positive Classroom Environments

Author: Beth Saggers
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760639656
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The middle years of learning are increasingly recognised as one of the most challenging yet opportune periods for growth and development. Based on the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) framework, this book will equip educators with the appropriate knowledge, skills and strategies to support learners in maximising their educational success, managing emotional issues and making a successful transition to adulthood. Part A outlines the principles of the PBS framework, defines key characteristics of middle-years learners and provides insight from neuroscience into the nature of the adolescent brain. This section also looks at the importance of listening to the student voice, highlights issues that can arise during the transition into the middle years of schooling, and discusses the use of evidence-based PBS practices to encourage engagement and establish clear behavioural expectations with learners. Part B focuses on the practical aspects of implementing universal PBS strategies in the classroom, including developing strong and effective relationships with students, promoting school connectedness and supporting self-regulation. Part C examines more focused and intensive interventions, and provides strategies for working with students experiencing stress, anxiety and bullying. Finally, Part D discusses ways to support a range of perspectives and experiences in the middle-years, including trauma-affected students, ethnic and cultural diversity and students on the autism spectrum, as well as ways to use ICT to re-engage vulnerable students. This is an essential reference for both primary and secondary educators, revealing how PBS strategies can play a profound role in positively transforming classroom behaviour.

Fifteen Positive Behavior Strategies to Increase Academic Success

Author: Beverley Holden Johns
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483388506
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Powerful behavioral interventions to help your students succeed Behavioral problems can disrupt learning for the whole classroom if not managed properly, which is often a matter of frustrating trial and error. This must-have guide delivers a set of fifteen practical intervention techniques that can be applied to virtually any situation in both pull-out and inclusive classrooms. Backed by research and case studies, each chapter is brief and to the point with a focus on one behavioral intervention technique. Insights include: Incorporating student interests in classroom activities Understanding the reason the student is misbehaving to plan an appropriate intervention Understanding how stimulation impacts performance

Online Blended and Distance Education in Schools

Author: Tom Clark
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1620361663
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Co-Published with the Microsoft Corporation img width="128" height="30" src="/sites/stylus/images/imgMicro.jpg" Online, Blended and Distance Education in Schools provides students enrolled in Education Technology, Educational Administration and related Masters and PhD programs with expert opinions and insights on the practice and policy in K-12 online, blended and distance education, online and blended programs, including curriculum, instruction, technology and management aspects. It describes the status and trends of the field, provides illustrative program examples, explores the issues and challenges that programs face and highlights ongoing research in key areas related to program effectiveness. Topics discussed: * The current status of K-12 online, distance and blended learning in the U.S. * Policy, funding, and management issues in relation to program implementation * Research on effective programs within governmental jurisdiction and various program types * Global case studies that represent the variety of ways programs are being successfully implemented * A synthesis of key findings and lessons learned, and local and global visions for the future of K-12 distance and online learning This text is highly appropriate for students enrolled in Educational Technology, Educational Administration and related Masters and PhD programs. An online companion resource provides pedagogical features that enhance text use in a classroom setting.

Preventing Challenging Behavior in Your Classroom

Author: Matt Tincani
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618213253
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Preventing Challenging Behavior in Your Classroom: Positive Behavior Support and Effective Classroom Management" focuses on practical strategies to prevent and reduce behavior problems and enhance student learning, particularly Positive Behavior Support (PBS). This book discusses the myths and facts of effective classroom management, provides an overview of the conceptual and empirical basis of PBS, and describes PBS interventions from peer-reviewed research, highlighted in easy-to-understand language to facilitate teachers' knowledge of evidence-based techniques. Real-world examples are provided in conjunction with recommendations to enhance teachers' understanding and implementation of PBS.

Seven Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan

Author: Geoff Colvin
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 150634349X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In Pursuit of Positive and Proactive Behaviors – The Challenge Every school wants to provide a safe, preventive, and positive learning environment, but recent shifts in societal and cultural norms have given rise to sometimes troublesome and reactive behaviors. Schools wonder how to address these problematic behaviors while making real change happen. This book offers seven procedural steps to build a proactive schoolwide discipline plan that maximizes teaching and learning, prevents problem behaviors, and maintains desirable behavior to enhance school success. Get started in creating a positive and supportive environment by learning how to: ? Develop, teach, and maintain school-wide behavior expectations ? Correct problem behaviors ? Sustain your plan for the long haul