Assertive Discipline Positive Behavior Management for Today's Classroom

ISBN-10: 1934009156

ISBN-13: 9781934009154

Edition: 4th 2010

Authors: Lee Canter

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In this revised and updated 4th edition of his classic Assertive Discipline, Lee Canter presents his three-step positive behavior management model that includes 1) how to give explicit directions, 2) how to positively recognize students who follow directions, and 3) how to take corrective actions when students choose not to follow directions. In this edition, educators will learn:
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List price: $29.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Solution Tree
Publication date: 10/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836

About the Author
Becoming an Effective Classroom Manager
You Can Be an Effective Classroom Manager
Why Is Classroom Management Such a Significant Issue for Today's Teachers?
Why Are Some Teachers Such Effective Classroom Managers?
You Can Learn to Be an Effective Classroom Manager
Develop Your Teacher Voice
Attributes of the Teacher Voice
Building Your Teacher Voice
Hold High Expectations
Expect 100 Percent Compliance With Your Directions 100 Percent of the Time
Allow No Excuses for Disruptive Behavior
Always Sweat the Small Stuff
Never Back Down
Let Students Know You Are Not Going Away
Avoid Excessive Praise
The Lesson of High-Stakes Testing Days
Developing Your Classroom Discipline Plan
Establish Rules
Advantages of Using a Classroom Discipline Plan
Developing Your Rules
Determine Positive Support Strategies
Positive Support for Individual Students
Classwide Positive Support: Points on the Board
Determine Corrective Actions
Why You Need to Take Corrective Actions
Guidelines for Planning the Use of Corrective Actions
Before You Implement Your Classroom Management Plan
Teaching Responsible Behavior
Teach Policies and Procedures at the Beginning of the School Year
Determine Policies and Procedures
Planning to Teach a Lesson on Responsible Behavior
Responsible Behavior Lesson format
Develop a Responsible Behavior Curriculum
Determine the Order in Which You Will Teach the Content
Sample Responsible Behavior Curriculums
Utilizing the Behavior Management Cycle
Effectively Communicate Explicit Directions
The Behavior Management Cycle
Step One: Clearly Communicate Explicit Directions
Utilize Behavioral Narration
The Trap of Responding to Off-Task Students
Behavioral Narration
Utilizing Behavioral Narration to Motivate Students to Get On Task
Utilizing Behavioral Narration to Keep Students On Task During Instructional Activities
Behavioral Narration Is No Substitute for Effective Instruction
Take Corrective Actions
Guidelines to Take Corrective Actions in Your Classroom
How Students Will Test You
Teach Students to Manage Their Own Behavior
The Levels of Classroom Management Structure
Level One: Highly Structured
Level Two: Moving Toward Self-Management
Level Three: Student Self-Management
Reducing Disruptive Behavior
Instructional Strategies That Reduce Disruptive Behavior
How to Provide Opportunities to Respond
Opportunity to Respond Strategies
Additional Strategies to Engage Students and Reduce Disruptive Behavior
Working With Difficult Students
Build Positive Relationships With Students
The Trust Issue
Steps to Earn the Trust of All Your Students
Develop Individualized Behavior Plans
Guidelines to Developing an Individualized Behavior Plan
You Can't Do It on Your Own: Getting the Support You Need to Deal With Difficult Students
The Myth of the Good Teacher
Initial Steps to Obtain Support From Parents and Administrators
The Importance of Parental Support
Building Positive Relationships With Parents
Home-School Behavior Contract
Pulling It All Together
The Importance of Getting Support From Your Administrators
Mentors, Coaches, and School Leadership Teams: Structures to Support Classroom Teachers' Behavior Management Efforts
An Introduction to the Real Time Classroom Coaching Model
The Birth of the Real Time Classroom Coaching Model
Real-Time Feedback
Advantages of the Real Time Classroom Coaching Model
Supporting Struggling Teachers
An Introduction to Establishing a Schoolwide Assertive Discipline Program
Why So Many Schools' Behavior Management Efforts Are Ineffective
Schools Can Transform Their Learning Climate
Attributes of Schools With Effective Schoolwide Behavior Management Efforts
References and Resources
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