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You Can't Make Me!: From Chaos to Cooperation in the Elementary Classroom

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Overview

Offering effective methodsfor teaching appropriate behavior to students who are defiant and disruptive, this book includes real-life teaching anecdotes, research-based strategies, and a unique parent supplement.
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Editorial Reviews

Sir November 2006 - ReadAlot.org
"A valuable resource helping teachers solve the classroom problems caused by disruptive behavior. Special and general education teachers as well as administrators at the elementary level will find the book a powerful tool to help intervene effectively when behavior problems occur. "
California Bookwatch
"Blends real-life teaching anecdotes with surveys of research-based strategies to help students learn appropriate behavior. A 'must' for any teacher seeking to modify a difficult child's behavior patterns."
November 2006 Sir Reada Lot.org
"A valuable resource helping teachers solve the classroom problems caused by disruptive behavior. Special and general education teachers as well as administrators at the elementary level will find the book a powerful tool to help intervene effectively when behavior problems occur."
November 2006 SirReadaLot.org
"A valuable resource helping teachers solve the classroom problems caused by disruptive behavior. Special and general education teachers as well as administrators at the elementary level will find the book a powerful tool to help intervene effectively when behavior problems occur."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412916622
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sylvia Rockwell is an internationally recognized educator with more than 30 years of experience in a variety of educational settings, including self-contained general and special education classrooms, resource programs, inclusion settings, special day school programs, and a therapeutic educational wilderness program. She has taught all grade levels from first grade through graduate school. She earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education at the University of West Florida. Her master's degree and PhD were earned at the University of South Florida, where she was inducted into Pi Kappa Pi.

She is a former teacher of the year for Hunsinger School in Clearwater, Florida, and was awarded the Professional Educator Award from the International Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. She has 20 years of experience in developing workshops and presentations for local, state, national, and international audiences. In addition to these accomplishments, Rockwell has authored numerous articles and books on the topics of classroom management, facilitating resilience, group development, and teaching diverse and at-risk students. A full description of workshops available can be accessed at www.tacticalteaching.net

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. Foundations and Frameworks
Introduction
Foundational Principles
Theoretical Approaches to Behavior Management
A Rationale for Integrating the Theoretical Approaches
Conclusion
2. Typical and Atypical Development
Introduction
Typical Development
Atypical Development
Assessment
Conclusion
3. Group Development
Introduction
Group Formation: Characteristics and Processes
Stages of Group Development
Roles That Students Play
Roles That Teachers Play
The Pecking Order
Strategies for Building Community
Conclusion
4. Classwide Behavior Management
Introduction
Conditions
Consequences
Curriculum
Conclusion
5. The Behavior-Achievement Connections
Introduction
Learners Who Are at Risk
A Strategy Selection Framework
A Multifaceted Approach in Action
The Role of Assessment
Reading Instruction
Algebraic Thinking
Unit Planning
Elements That Facilitate Learning for Students Who Are at Risk
Conclusion
Chapter 6. Managing the "You Can't Make Me!" Moments
Introduction
Four Components of Behavior
The Anatomy of a Conflict
Stages of Aggression
Prevention and Early Intervention
Passive Aggressive Behavior
Learned Behavior Versus Manifestations of Mental Illness
Conclusion
Chapter 7. Special Case Interventions
A Note to General Education Teachers
Introduction
The Process
Jesse
Brad
Behavior Reduction Techniques
Additional Interventios and Resources
Methods for Intregrating Individual Plans With the Group Plan
The Ethics of Intervention Selection and Implementation
Conclusion
8. Resilience
Introduction
Research on Resilience
Facilitating Resilience in Schools
Ryan's Story
A Professional Response to Difficult Parents
A Rationale for Strengthening Elementary Programs for Children With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Facilitating Educators' Resilience
Characteristics of Effective Behavior Managers
Conclusion
Appendix A: Forms
Appendix B: Notes to Parents
References
Index
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