More What Do I Do When...?: Powerful Strategies to Promote Positive Behavior

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More What Do I Do When ...? provides busy educators with practical, easy-to-use strategies for preventing and responding to misbehavior in ways that preserve dignity and promote positive behavior. If you work with challenging students, this book is required reading. You ...

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Overview

More What Do I Do When ...? provides busy educators with practical, easy-to-use strategies for preventing and responding to misbehavior in ways that preserve dignity and promote positive behavior. If you work with challenging students, this book is required reading. You will learn strategies for:

Welcoming students

Establishing effective rules and consequences

Promoting responsibility and problem-solving methods

Motivating students

Handling tough moments and difficult situations

Helping students handle tough moments and difficult situations

More What Do I Do When ...? also includes answers to frequently asked questions on classroom behavior. The proven and innovative strategies in this book have been developed, shared, and tested by educators throughout North America.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934009437
  • Publisher: Solution Tree
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 169
  • Sales rank: 1,133,696
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author xi

Introduction 1

Eight Underlying Principles 4

How to Effectively Use This Book 12

Part 1 Prevention, Intervention, and Choosing A Discipline Method 13

Chapter 1 Introduction to Strategies 15

Prevention 16

Intervention 17

Six Key Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Discipline Method 19

Part 2 Tips for Prevention 25

Chapter 2 Tips for Welcoming Students 27

Set Up Your Classroom in a Welcoming Way 27

Let "TLC" Be Your Guide 29

Sharing Appreciation 30

Classroom Legacy 34

The Urgent Messenger 35

Invite Challenging Students to Participate in Extracurricular Activities 36

Reproducible: My Interest Inventory 37

Fifteen Quick and Encouraging Statements 39

Accentuate the Positive Concerning Negative Behavior 40

Chapter 3 Tips for Developing Effective Rules and Consequences 43

Tips for School-Wide Discipline 43

Show Proper Ways for Changing Rules 45

Involve Students in Making and Modifying Classroom Rules 46

Review Rules Regularly and Consider Emphasizing a "Rule of the Week" 51

Characteristics of Effective Consequences 52

Consider Using Students to Create Consequences 54

Easy Math: Fairness = Success + Responsibility 56

Give a Test for Comprehension of the Principles, Rules, and Consequences 57

Chapter 4 Tips for Promoting Greater Responsibility and Problem-Solving Abilities 59

Focus on Building the Foundations of Responsibility: Awareness, Choice, and Planning 59

Use Props to Help Promote Responsibility 60

Ask What, Not Why 64

Teach Students the Power of Planning 65

Keep a Problem-Solving Book 66

Three Easy Stop-and-Think Learning Strategies: Think Aloud, Problem-Solving, and Millionaire67

Empower Aggressive Students-But Set Limits 68

Help Poorly Organized Students 70

Encourage Journaling 72

Use a Suggestion Box 73

Chapter 5 Tips for Motivating Students 75

Motivate Your Students With Preferred Learning Activities 75

Eliminate the Language of Failure 79

Reproducible: Motivational Messages 81

Surprise Your Students, and Give Them Approval When They Do Not Expect It 83

Homework Suggestions 83

Part 3 Tips for Intervention 89

Chapter 6 Tips for Handling Tough Moments 91

Learn Not to Take Offensive Behavior Personally 91

Use P.E.P. for Consequence Implementation 94

Handle Power Struggles Step-by-Step 96

Quick One-Liners-What I Should Say When 100

Positive Student Confrontation 103

Walk, Talk, and Move When Problem-Solving With Active or Aggressive Students 105

Handling Sleepy Students 106

Ask "Mind-Shift" Questions When a Student Is Losing Control 107

Chapter 7 Tips for Handling Difficult Situations 109

Handling Extremes of Behavior 109

Turn Excuses Into Actions 111

Ask a Student Who Is Being Difficult to Teach the Class 113

Handling Theft 113

Discourage Excessive Tattling 114

Use These Three Keys to Confront Bullying: Be Firm, Consistent, and Low Key 115

Handling Group Misbehavior 116

Audio-or Videotaping the Class 119

Traffic School 120

Handling Students Who Are Turned Off and Have Shut Down 121

Chapter 8 Tips for Helping Students Handle Tough Moments and Difficult Situations 125

Six Steps in Teaching Alternatives to Hurting Others 125

Teach "Real" Standing Up for Yourself 127

Variations on I-Messages 128

No Hitting Below the Belt 130

Use Self-Monitoring Methods to Teach Self-Control 131

Reproducible: Self-Monitoring Chart 132

Use Acronyms to Teach Students Acceptable Behavior 134

Reproducible: Helpful Acronyms 135

Use Coupons That Allow for Limited Rule-Breaking 136

"Kiss Up" Responses That Adults Like to Hear 139

The Confusion Technique 139

Part 4 Tips for Specific Problems and Circumstances-Questions and Answers 141

Chapter 9 Questions and Answers 143

Chapter 10 Concluding Thoughts 165

References 167

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