Managing Classroom Behavior A Reflective Case-Based Approach

ISBN-10: 020544881X
ISBN-13: 9780205448814
Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $66.67
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Developing a Reflective Approach to Problems
Analyzing Cases
Questions for Reflection
How will analyzing cases help me in the classroom?
How should I analyze a case?
What are the issues that I should attend to first?
What actions should I take to resolve the issues?
What knowledge will I need to formulate an action to resolve the issues?
What are the perspectives of the people involved in the plan, and what can I predict about their behavior?
What might be the consequences of my actions?
Summary
References and Resources for Further Study
Endnotes
Identifying Behavior Problems
Questions for Reflection
Could this problem be a result of inappropriate curriculum or teaching strategies?
What do I demand and prohibit, and what should I?
Demands
Prohibitions
Why do certain behaviors bother me, and what should I do about them?
Is this behavior developmentally significant?
Academic Failure
Aggression
Depression
Problems with Peers
A Note about Multiple Problems
Should I focus on a behavioral excess or a deficiency?
Will resolution of the problem solve anything else?
Summary
References and Resources for Further Study
Endnotes
Analyzing Behavior Problems
Questions for Reflection
What are my assumptions about why students behave the way they do?
What are the most important alternative explanations of the misbehavior?
Are there causes of the misbehavior that I can control to a significant degree?
How should I define the behavior I am concerned about and identify its antecedents and consequences?
Defining Behavior
Identifying Antecedents
Identifying Consequences
Identifying Chains of Events
Identifying Coercive Interactions
Identifying the Patterns and Stages of Misbehavior
How might I identify the probable cognitive and affective aspects of the misbehavior?
How should I measure the behavior problem and behavior change?
What is a reasonable goal?
How do I accomplish a functional assessment of behavior and write a positive behavior intervention plan?
Summary
References and Resources for Further Study
Endnotes
Changing Behavior
Questions for Reflection
Have I tried the simplest and most obvious strategies?
What approaches to helping students change their behavior are most likely to be successful?
How might I use the five operations of a behavioral approach?
Positive Reinforcement
Negative Reinforcement
Extinction
Response Cost Punishment
Punishment by Presenting Aversives
How can I capitalize on the cognitive and affective aspects of behavior change?
Talking with Students
Choosing Consequences for Students' Behavior
Teaching Self-Control Procedures
Teaching Social Skills
Is my approach positive and supportive of appropriate behavior?
Can I use an instructional approach to prevent this behavior problem?
Precorrecting Problems
Interrupting the Acting-Out Cycle
Special Note on Digital Resources
Summary
References and Resources for Further Study
Endnotes
Talking with Students
Questions for Reflection
How does classroom talk differ from talking in other places?
How is talking with students about their behavior related to my teaching goals?
How can I avoid unproductive talking with students about their behavior?
What verbal and nonverbal communication skills must I model and teach?
Listening
Using Proximity
Speaking Body Language
Establishing Eye Contact and Varying Facial Expressions
Pausing, Reflecting, and Probing
Describing, Not Judging
Choosing the Best Words
Using the Best Voice
Setting the Right Pace
Summarizing
Questioning
Waiting
How can talking with students help teach them personal responsibility?
How should I talk with students about appropriate behavior?
How should I talk with students about unacceptable behavior?
How should I talk with angry or aggressive students?
How should I talk with students who are withdrawn?
Summary
References and Resources for Further Study
Endnotes
Using Peer Influence
Questions for Reflection
How might I use observational learning and vicarious consequences to affect the behavior of my students' peers?
Models Who Are Likely to Be Imitated
Rewarding the Model and Target Student
Limits of Vicarious Effects
What type of group contingency might I use to create desirable peer pressure?
Independent Group Contingencies
Dependent Group Contingencies
Interdependent Group Contingencies
Cooperative Learning
Cautions about Group Contingencies
How might I engage classroom peers as confederates?
How might I use peer tutors as a classroom resource?
Choosing and Training Tutors
Limitations of Peer Tutoring
What options should I consider in teaching social skills?
Summary
References and Resources for Further Study
Endnotes
Working with Other Educators
Questions for Reflection
When do I need to seek assistance from colleagues?
How might I work with others to solve problems?
Expert and Collaborative Consultation
Collaborative Teaching
Intervention Assistance Teams
What are some of the principles that can guide collaborative work?
Context, History, and Problem Solving
What specific processes can be used to implement and evaluate collaborative work?
A Collaborative Framework
A Cyclical, Iterative Approach to Problem Solving
Summary
References and Resources for Further Study
Endnotes
Working with Parents and Families
Questions for Reflection
Why should I involve parents and families?
Who are the parents of my students?
Understanding Economic Stresses on Families
Understanding Parents from Different Cultural or Ethnic Backgrounds
What are my prejudices?
What is the reciprocity of parent-child interaction?
What are the school guidelines for communicating with parents?
When and how should I involve parents, especially parents of tough kids?
The Sooner, the Better
Letters
Parent Conferences
Abusive Parents
In what ways can I involve parents and families?
Home-Note Programs
Why is it so hard to involve parents?
Summary
References and Resources for Further Study
On-Line Resources for Families
Endnotes
Cases for Analysis, Discussion, and Reflection
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You!
Grandma's Boy
Lenny
When Secrets Disable
They Failed Derrick
Stealing Time
The Truth about Alice
One Bad Apple
Where to Now?
The Contract with Parrish and Son
Winnie
Whose Class Is This?
Wandering in the Wilderness-The Ups and Downs of a Novice LD Teacher
Alone in the Dark
Caught in the Middle
My Son Is Not Average!
The One That Got Away
James's Uncertain Future
Carmela's Predicament
What's Inclusion Got to Do with It?
Finding the Mesh: A Conversation with Collaborative High School Teachers
Index

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