Managing Unmanageable Students: Practical Solutions for Administrators

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Overview

This book provides practical guidance to making schools safe and humane learning environments through behavior management.

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Editorial Reviews

Doctor - Vincent L. Ferrandino
"Managing Unmanageable Students is a powerful resource for today’s principals . . .The research, the tools, and the well-conceived plan are all invaluable to school leaders seeking practical solutions that will result in both positive behaviors and academic success for all students."
Jane S. Rice

"Thank goodness for McEwan and Damer! They have provided a nontechnical and readable approach to behavior management that is based on knowledge and experience."

Jon Rosell

"This book represents best practice approaches in dealing with maladaptive behavior, and it bases behavior management on a sound, relevant, instructional foundation."

Dr. Vincent L. Ferrandino

"Managing Unmanageable Students is a powerful resource for today’s principals . . .The research, the tools, and the well-conceived plan are all invaluable to school leaders seeking practical solutions that will result in both positive behaviors and academic success for all students."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803967861
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/13/1999
  • Series: Administrators Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 11.70 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Elaine K. McEwan is an educational consultant with The McEwan-Adkins Group, offering professional development for educators to assist them in meeting the challenges of literacy learning in Grades Pre K-6. A former teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts, Elaine is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than three dozen books for educators. Her Corwin Press titles include Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools: Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies for Principals, Second Edition (2006), Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers: Using Cognitive Research to Boost K-8 Achievement (2004), Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals: From Good to Great Performance (2003), Making Sense of Research: What’s Good, What’s Not, and How to Tell the Difference (2003), Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership, Second Edition (2003), Teach Them ALL to Read: Catching the Kids Who Fall through the Cracks (2002), and Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers: How to Hire, Mentor, and Coach Successful Teachers (2001).

McEwan was honored by the Illinois Principals Association as an outstanding instructional leader, by the Illinois State Board of Education with an Award of Excellence in the Those Who Excel Program, and by the National Association of Elementary School Principals as the National Distinguished Principal from Illinois for 1991. She received her undergraduate degree in education from Wheaton College and advanced degrees in library science (MA) and educational administration (EdD) from Northern Illinois University.

McEwan lives with her husband and business partner, E. Raymond Adkins, in Oro Valley, Arizona. Between them, Elaine and Ray have five children, fifteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

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Table of Contents

List of Forms and Exhibits
Preface
About the Authors
1. Managing Unmanageable Students: Who Needs to Change?
2. What You Need to Know
3. What You Need to Do
4. Rewards and How to Use Them Effectively
5. Punishment: What It Is and How to Make It Work for You
6. Effective Teachers Equal Effective Students: Critical Teaching Behaviors
7. Learning: The Magic Wand for Good Behavior
8. The Proactive Principal: Fifty Things You Can Do Tomorrow
Conclusion
Appendix A: Reference Tools for Principals
Appendix B: Practical Tools for Teachers
Appendix C: Resource Library for the Parents of Elementary School Students
References
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