School Discipline Classroom Management and Student Self Management

Author: Howard M. Knoff
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412993962
Format: PDF
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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.

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
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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
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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
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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
Format: PDF
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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

School Discipline and Self discipline

Author: George G. Bear
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606236814
Format: PDF
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"All school psychologists and educators who work with children in primary and secondary settings should read this book. It provides a comprehensive guide to the theory and benefits of addressing challenging behaviors while actively promoting self-discipline and prosocial behavior. Bear presents up-to-date, evidence-based techniques in this user-friendly guide."---Amber L. Evenson, MS, EdS, school psychologist, Proviso Area for Exceptional Children Special Education Cooperative, Maywood, Illinois --

Differentiating Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms

Author: Diane Haager
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Almost 90% of special education teachers work with disabled students in a general education classroom. In this guide, Haager (reading and learning disabilities, California State U., Los Angeles) and Klingner (bilingual education, U.

Teaching Students who are Exceptional Diverse and at Risk in the General Education Classroom

Author: Sharon Vaughn
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Based on the belief that even small accommodations make a difference in the success of students with disabilities, this text provides classroom teachers with the knowledge, tools, and practical strategies that will empower them to spark learning in every student. From students with disabilities, culturally diverse students, and students with limited English proficiency to economically disadvantaged students Vaughn/Bos/Schumm provides teachers with the tools they need in their diverse classrooms. Revised to reflect recent changes in the law (IDEA 2004 & No Child Left Behind) and current terminology, the strength of the book continues to be its numerous learning activities and sample lessons addressing both elementary and secondary classrooms. This edition continues its very popular multi- chapter unit on curriculum adaptations with specific strategies and activities for teaching reading, writing, mathematics, content areas, and study skills, which has been further strengthened by a new capstone chapter on teaching self-advocacy, study skills and strategies. The strong emphasis on professional planning and collaboration make it an excellent resource for all teachers. The newest edition features a new chapter on Autism; a new chapter on Developing Independence in Learning; an all new “Tech Tips” features that has received rave reviews; a revised chapter “Managing Student Behavior” that emphasizes school-wide behavior management and positive behavioral support; an expanded chapter on “Collaborating and Coordinating with Other Professionals and Family Members” with increased coverage of co-teaching; a revised chapter on “Planning and Grouping Strategies for Special Learners” that reflects an increased emphasis on grouping; and expanded coverage of secondary education via chapter-opening interviews, new photos, and new examples throughout the text.

The PBIS Tier One Handbook

Author: Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506302718
Format: PDF, ePub
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Harness the proactive power of PBIS to improve student behavior The Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Champion Model is a breakthrough alternative that has enabled schools to reduce disciplinary incidents by 50% or more. This research-based, action-oriented framework will show you how to create a school culture where all students achieve both social and academic success. You’ll find: A step-by-step framework for implementing a comprehensive systems approach, with specific actions to develop, monitor, and sustain each level of the system Success stories from teachers and administrators Self-assessment exercises to ensure PBIS implementation starts on the right track and stays there