Understanding and Managing Children's Classroom Behavior: Creating Sustainable, Resilient Classrooms / Edition 2

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"This book sets the standard in delivering a comprehensive,state-of-the-art approach for understanding, treating, andpreventing classroom behavior difficulties. It should be on thebookshelves of all professionals who work in school settings. Iwill certainly recommend this text to my colleagues andstudents."
George J. DuPaul, PhD, Professor of SchoolPsychology, Associate Chair, Education and Human Services, LehighUniversity

A classic guide to creating a positive classroomenvironment

Covering the most recent and relevant findings regardingbehavior management in the classroom, this new edition ofUnderstanding and Managing Children's Classroom Behavior hasbeen completely updated to reflect the current functional approachto assessing, understanding, and positively managing behavior in aclassroom setting.

With its renewed focus on the concept of temperament and itsimpact on children's behavior and personality, Understanding andManaging Children's Classroom Behavior emphasizes changing behaviorrather than labeling it.

Numerous contributions from renowned experts on each topicexplore:

  • How to identify strengths and assets and build on them
  • Complete functional behavioral assessments
  • The relationship between thinking, learning, and behavior in theclassroom
  • Practical strategies for teachers to improve students'self-regulation
  • How to facilitate social skills
  • Problem-solving approaches to bullies and their victims
  • Medications and their relationship to behavior

The classic guide to helping psychologists, counselors, andeducators improve their ability to serve all students,Understanding and Managing Children's Classroom Behavior,Second Edition will help educators create citizens connected toeach other, to their teachers, to their families, and to theircommunities.

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"The book is a valuable resource for school psychologists working in consultation with teachers and other educational staff who must deal with issues such as disruptive behaviors, social learning problems, and bullying. Today's school psychologists need a variety of tools to address all the demands of students in the 21st century. This book offers excellent ways to help these children be resilient in today's complex world. It is a must have!" (NASP Communique, Sept 2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471742128
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/27/2007
  • Series: Wiley Series on Personality Processes Series, #207
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 1,288,396
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.51 (h) x 1.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Sam Goldstein is a member of the faculty at the University of Utah, maintains a private practice at the Neurology, Learning, and Behavior Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is on staff at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute. He has written twenty-three books, both for professional and lay audiences, and lectures both internationally and nationally to professionals and parents on practical ways to apply current research. He is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Attention Disorders and sits on seven editorial boards.

Robert B. Brooks is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and has served as the Director of Psychology at McLean Hospital. He is the author or coauthor of thirteen books and has lectured nationally and internationally to audiences of educators, parents, health care professionals, and businesspeople on topics pertaining to motivation, resilience, school climate, parenting, family relationships, and the qualities of effective leaders.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Lawrence Lewandowski

Foreword xv
Robert H. Pasternack

Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xxi

Contributors xxiii


CHAPTER 1 Introduction 3
Sam Goldstein and Robert Brooks

CHAPTER 2 Creating Sustainable Classroom Environments: The Mindsets of Effective Teachers, Successful Students, and Productive Consultants 22
Sam Goldstein and Robert Brooks


CHAPTER 3 Functional Behavioral Assessment of Classroom Behavior 43
Mark W. Steege, F. Charles "Bud" Mace, and Rachel Brown-Chidsey

CHAPTER 4 Cognition, Learning, and Behavior: The Role of Intellectual Processes in Classroom Behavior 64
Jack A. Naglieri, Cara Conway, and Sam Goldstein

CHAPTER 5 Disruptive Behaviors 91
Sam Goldstein and Richard Rider

CHAPTER 6 Problems of Self-Discipline 113
Sam Goldstein and Robert Brooks

CHAPTER 7 Worry and Helplessness 128
Sam Goldstein and Robert Brooks

CHAPTER 8 Social Learning Problems 166
Sam Goldstein and Robert Brooks


CHAPTER 9 Developing the Mindset of Effective Teachers 189
Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein

CHAPTER 10 Developing the Mindset of Effective Students 208
Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein

CHAPTER 11 Applying Behavior Modification 226
Sam Goldstein and Robert Brooks

CHAPTER 12 Cognitive Behavioral Strategies 279
Lauren Braswell

CHAPTER 13 Strategies to Improve Self-Regulation 322
Sandra Rief

CHAPTER 14 School-Based Interventions for Children with Internalizing Problems 361
Janay B. Sander, Dawn S. Reinemann, and Jennifer A. Herren

CHAPTER 15 Building Social Skills 383
Emily D. Warnes, Susan M. Sheridan, and S. Andrew Garbacz

CHAPTER 16 Bullies and Their Victims: A Problem-Solving Approach to Treatment and Prevention 408
Myrna B. Shure

CHAPTER 17 Medications and Behavior 432
Lawrence Diller and Sam Goldstein

CHAPTER 18 Concluding Remarks 460
Sam Goldstein and Robert Brooks

APPENDIX Language Milestones in School-Age Children 465
Janet Goldstein

References 469

Author Index 549

Subject Index 571

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