The Educator's Guide to Solving Common Behavior Problems / Edition 1

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Overview

This readable, humorous book presents the research-supported principles of positive behavioural management in a way that will appeal to teachers, school leaders, and other professionals who work with children and adolescents. The author presents key behaviour management strategies with references to literature, music, and popular culture that illustrate the humour in behavioural issues while providing an overview of the foundations of effective behaviour management. Each short chapter discusses a basic behavioural strategy or principle by using anecdotes and analogies and drawing parallels to real-life situations.
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Editorial Reviews

Susan Mortweet VanScoyoc
"This book reminds anyone who works with children that paying close attention to what is good and funny about children will go a long way in teaching them how to pay close attention to what is good and funny about learning and life."
Lois Zangara
"Anyone who works with children can use these powerful ideas and practical strategies laced with humor and wit. In clear, simple language, Waller presents approaches that increase the odds of solving behavior problems."
Susan Mortweet Van Scoyoc
"This book reminds anyone who works with children that paying close attention to what is good and funny about children will go a long way in teaching them how to pay close attention to what is good and funny about learning and life."
George J. Banketas
"A book like Waller’s is needed to enlighten public school educators on the myriad of behavioral problems facing classroom teachers. This book is informative, practical, and sensible regarding the teacher-student relationship."
Carol Rippey Massat
"Waller’s book will be useful for everyone who works with children: parents, school administrators, social workers, psychologists, and teachers. Waller approaches this topic in a readable style that makes the evidence-based content easily accessible. The book is well-organized and based on a bedrock of solid knowledge informed by practical experience."
Bruce A. Thyer
"Waller has written a wonderfully engaging book for teachers on how to influence child behavior using non-punitive and supportive ways.This book isthoroughly grounded in contemporary learning theory and infused with a twinkling sense of humor."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412957663
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/13/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Raymond J. Waller is an associate professor of special education at Piedmont College/Athens and is on the faculty at the University of Georgia in the School of Social Work. He is an active school consultant in the areas of student behavior problems and child and adolescent mental health issues.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
About the Author     viii
Introduction     1
Asking the Right Questions     6
Just Say "Yo"     11
Have a Plan     16
The Importance of Bonding     21
If You Don't Beat Them, They Will Never Learn     25
Meeting Developmental Needs     30
Move Those Buns!     36
The Anxiety Trap     41
Find the Function     45
Don't Be an Old Yeller     53
Let Them Eat Cake-If It Reinforces Their Behavior     57
Nurturing     63
Bag It, but Don't Tag It     67
You Say "Tomato," I Say "Abnormal"     71
Positive Power of the Group     78
Moving Past Misbehavior     82
Challenges for Children Today     86
Using Finesse     92
The Inevitable Attack     96
Calling for Help     101
Conclusion: Every Therapy Has a Success Story     105
Index     113

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