The Behavior Code

Author: Jessica Minahan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781612501369
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Based on a collaboration dating back nearly a decade, the authors--a behavioral analyst and a child psychiatrist--reveal their systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult behaviors and how to match them with proven strategies for getting students back on track to learn. The Behavior Code includes user-friendly worksheets and other helpful resources.

The Behavior Code Companion

Author: Jessica Minahan
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 9781612507514
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides practical advice for teachers who have students in their classrooms with oppositional disorders or anxiety. It includes strategies for engaging these students, planning activities, and using tech-based learning programs.

How to Reach and Teach Children with Challenging Behavior K 8

Author: Kaye Otten
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470505168
Format: PDF
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Interventions for students who exhibit challenging behavior Written by behavior specialists Kaye Otten and Jodie Tuttle--who together have 40 years of experience working with students with challenging behavior in classroom settings--this book offers educators a practical approach to managing problem behavior in schools. It is filled with down-to-earth advice, ready-to-use forms, troubleshooting tips, recommended resources, and teacher-tested strategies. Using this book, teachers are better able to intervene proactively, efficiently, and effectively with students exhibiting behavior problems. The book includes research-backed support for educators and offers: Instructions for creating and implementing an effective class-wide behavior management program Guidelines for developing engaging lessons and activities that teach and support positive behavior Advice for assisting students with the self-regulation and management their behavior and emotions

Positive Behavior Support at the Tertiary Level

Author: Laura A. Riffel
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452269564
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Help students move from the “red zone” to the success zone! How would you respond to a student who has tantrums or hits other students? These and other extremely challenging behaviors are identified as tertiary level or “red zone” by the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model. Laura A. Riffel describes in teacher-friendly terms how to use this model to create an intervention plan to modify behavior that disrupts learning. Research-based tools for general and special educators, administrators, and counselors include: A data-driven approach to solving problems Techniques and strategies for collecting and analyzing data Methods for teaching replacement behavior Examples that show how to modify consequences

Sammy and His Behavior Problems

Author: Caltha Crowe
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 189298931X
Format: PDF
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This extraordinary book draws you into Caltha Crowe's "never quit" efforts to help Sammy, a challenging but charming third grader, gain control of his behavior so that he, and his classmates, can learn. Caltha takes readers into her classroom through rich stories, complemented with personal journal entries. Through her sympathetic eyes, we experience Sammy's defiance, angry outbursts, and baffling responses to stress. Caltha's wisdom and kindness turn this book into the one you'll urge on colleagues, and you'll come away with strategies and structures you can use to help the Sammy in your own classroom.

Software Design X Rays

Author: Adam Tornhill
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 1680505807
Format: PDF, ePub
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Are you working on a codebase where cost overruns, death marches, and heroic fights with legacy code monsters are the norm? Battle these adversaries with novel ways to identify and prioritize technical debt, based on behavioral data from how developers work with code. And that's just for starters. Because good code involves social design, as well as technical design, you can find surprising dependencies between people and code to resolve coordination bottlenecks among teams. Best of all, the techniques build on behavioral data that you already have: your version-control system. Join the fight for better code! Use statistics and data science to uncover both problematic code and the behavioral patterns of the developers who build your software. This combination gives you insights you can't get from the code alone. Use these insights to prioritize refactoring needs, measure their effect, find implicit dependencies between different modules, and automatically create knowledge maps of your system based on actual code contributions. In a radical, much-needed change from common practice, guide organizational decisions with objective data by measuring how well your development teams align with the software architecture. Discover a comprehensive set of practical analysis techniques based on version-control data, where each point is illustrated with a case study from a real-world codebase. Because the techniques are language neutral, you can apply them to your own code no matter what programming language you use. Guide organizational decisions with objective data by measuring how well your development teams align with the software architecture. Apply research findings from social psychology to software development, ensuring you get the tools you need to coach your organization towards better code. If you're an experienced programmer, software architect, or technical manager, you'll get a new perspective that will change how you work with code. What You Need: You don't have to install anything to follow along in the book. TThe case studies in the book use well-known open source projects hosted on GitHub. You'll use CodeScene, a free software analysis tool for open source projects, for the case studies. We also discuss alternative tooling options where they exist.

Preventing Challenging Behavior in Your Classroom

Author: Matt Tincani
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618213253
Format: PDF
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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.

In Her Wake

Author: Nancy Rappaport
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 145876625X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A delivery announcement on elegant paper stamped with the date of a daughter's birth; a tarnished silver baby cup, dented at the rim; a lovingly hand-knitted sweater; a school committee flyer; hurried grocery lists. This is all Nancy Rappaport had left to remember her mother - a woman defined by her absence. In 1963, Nancy Rappaport's mother committed suicide after a bitter public divorce and custody battle. Nancy was just four years old and the youngest of six children. Growing up in a blended family of eleven children after her father remarried, Nancy was bewildered about why her mother took her own life and left her behind. Years later, encouraged by her own children's curiosity about their grandmother, and fortified by her training as a child psychiatrist, Nancy began to investigate her mother's life and the mysteries surrounding her death. Pursuing clues and following leads, Rappaport pieces together in In Her Wake a complex mosaic of her mother. Drawing on court depositions, newspaper coverage, her mother's unpublished novel, and interviews with family and friends, she uncovers the story of a conflicted and troubled activist, socialite, and community leader. Rappaport explores the impact of her mother's suicide from the perspective of a daughter, psychiatrist, wife, and mother of three - illuminating in the process the complicated nature of loss, reconciliation, and healing. Inspiring, honest, and engaging, In Her Wake is a powerful testament to a woman's search for answers, and a potent reminder that love outlasts death.

The Nature of Code

Author: Daniel Shiffman
Publisher: Nature of Code
ISBN: 9780985930806
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How can we capture the unpredictable evolutionary and emergent properties of nature in software? How can understanding the mathematical principles behind our physical world help us to create digital worlds? This book focuses on a range of programming strategies and techniques behind computer simulations of natural systems, from elementary concepts in mathematics and physics to more advanced algorithms that enable sophisticated visual results. Readers will progress from building a basic physics engine to creating intelligent moving objects and complex systems, setting the foundation for further experiments in generative design. Subjects covered include forces, trigonometry, fractals, cellular automata, self-organization, and genetic algorithms. The book's examples are written in Processing, an open-source language and development environment built on top of the Java programming language. On the book's website (http: //www.natureofcode.com), the examples run in the browser via Processing's JavaScript mode.

Refactoring

Author: Martin Fowler
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 013306526X
Format: PDF, Docs
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As the application of object technology--particularly the Java programming language--has become commonplace, a new problem has emerged to confront the software development community. Significant numbers of poorly designed programs have been created by less-experienced developers, resulting in applications that are inefficient and hard to maintain and extend. Increasingly, software system professionals are discovering just how difficult it is to work with these inherited, "non-optimal" applications. For several years, expert-level object programmers have employed a growing collection of techniques to improve the structural integrity and performance of such existing software programs. Referred to as "refactoring," these practices have remained in the domain of experts because no attempt has been made to transcribe the lore into a form that all developers could use. . .until now. In Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code, renowned object technology mentor Martin Fowler breaks new ground, demystifying these master practices and demonstrating how software practitioners can realize the significant benefits of this new process. With proper training a skilled system designer can take a bad design and rework it into well-designed, robust code. In this book, Martin Fowler shows you where opportunities for refactoring typically can be found, and how to go about reworking a bad design into a good one. Each refactoring step is simple--seemingly too simple to be worth doing. Refactoring may involve moving a field from one class to another, or pulling some code out of a method to turn it into its own method, or even pushing some code up or down a hierarchy. While these individual steps may seem elementary, the cumulative effect of such small changes can radically improve the design. Refactoring is a proven way to prevent software decay. In addition to discussing the various techniques of refactoring, the author provides a detailed catalog of more than seventy proven refactorings with helpful pointers that teach you when to apply them; step-by-step instructions for applying each refactoring; and an example illustrating how the refactoring works. The illustrative examples are written in Java, but the ideas are applicable to any object-oriented programming language.