The Educator's Guide to Solving Common Behavior Problems

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This lighthearted book presents research-supported principles for positive behavioral management and includes humorous anecdotes, parallels to real-life situations, points to remember, and suggested readings.

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Editorial Reviews

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."
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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412957656
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/13/2008
  • Pages: 128

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

About the Author
1. Introduction
2. Asking the Right Questions
3. Just Say "Yo "
4. Have a Plan
5. The Importance of Bonding
6. If You Don't Beat Them, They Will Never Learn
7. Meeting Developmental Needs
8. Move Those Buns!
9. The Anxiety Trap
10. Find the Function
11. Don't Be an Old Yeller
12. Let Them Eat Cake—It Reinforces Their Behavior
13. Nurturing
14. Bag It, but Don't Tag It
15. You Say "Tomato," I Say "Abnormal "
16. Positive Power of the Group
17. Moving Past Misbehavior
18. Challenges for Children Today
19. Using Finesse
20. The Inevitable Attack
21. Calling for Help
22. Conclusion: Every Therapy Has a Success Story

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