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Positive Behavior Support at the Secondary

Positive Behavior Support at the Secondary "Targeted Group" Level: Yellow Zone Strategies / Edition 1


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Positive Behavior Support at the Secondary "Targeted Group" Level: Yellow Zone Strategies / Edition 1

Seal the gaps in student learning with targeted intervention

This practical resource addresses the gap between school-wide disciplinary policies and interventions individually tailored to the most problematic students. Focusing on proactive strategies for small-group interventions, Laura Riffel’s research and techniques include:

  • General strategies that can be applied at the individual level: Self-management, proximity control, peer mentoring and more
  • Comprehensive action plans to anticipate any disciplinary issues
  • A behavior rating sheet proven effective in improving student behavior
  • “Funk Sway” For The Classroom: Using Feng Shui principles to create a classroom environment that enhances productivity, learning and creativity

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483316789
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,216,956
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Laura A. Riffel is currently the director of Behavior Doctor Seminars, a company dedicated to helping teachers have all the tools they need to ameliorate behavioral issues in the classroom. She has trained hundreds of thousands of teachers, bus drivers, administrators, parents, paraprofessionals, counselors, psychologists, and social workers in the United States, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. She taught for over 30 years and ran a statewide program for children with behaviors that were impeding learning in the classrooms and a day program for children with severe behaviors.

Melinda Mitchiner is currently completing her doctoral work in Special Education at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. She is also coordinating technical assistance for the national technical assistance center for inclusive schoolwide school reform. Before her arrival at the University of Kansas, Melinda spent many years teaching and providing support for students who exhibit challenging behaviors. She provided professional learning opportunities at the school, district and state levels for educators and others to promote implementation of positive behavior support.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
1. Introduction
2. Increasting Structure and Predictability in the Classroom Through Behavior Management
3. Which Came First: The Behavior or the Academic Struggle?
4. Which Students Need Booster Shots?
5. What Do You Do With the Students Swinging From the Chandeliers?
6. Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail: What Are Your Lines of Defense?
7. How Do You Get Students to Prefer Good Behavior?
8. How Do You Engage and Connect With Students?
9. How Do You Get "Funk Sway" in the Classroom?
10. Why Is Change So Hard?
11. How Do We Change the Consequences?
12. What Are Function-Based Interventions?
13. How Do I Follow the Navigational Map?
14. Sample Intervention Forms

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