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Behavior and Classroom Management in the Multicultural Classroom
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Behavior and Classroom Management in the Multicultural Classroom
Proactive, Active, and Reactive Strategies

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August 2014 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Addressing the increasing number of culturally and linguistically diverse students in today’s schools, Behavior and Classroom Management in the Multicultural Classroom provides general and special education teachers with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to make the proactive, active, and reactive interventions necessary to create a positive classroom environment in which all students can learn. Going beyond the traditional rules and hierarchy of consequences and reinforcements, the book demonstrates how to incorporate basic classroom management plans, functional behavioral analysis, functional behavioral assessments, and behavioral intervention plans into the development and implementation of response-to-intervention and school-wide positive behavior support programs. In every chapter, the authors use real world examples and case studies to explore how language and culture affect students’ responses to behavior and classroom management. Unique chapters cover social skills training and collaborating with families of diverse students.

 
Chapter 1: Behavior and Classroom Management Basics
Foundations of Behavior Management

 
Developmental Theories of Behavior

 
Understanding Behavior Management

 
Cultural Influence on Behavior

 
Goals of Behavior and Classroom Management

 
 
Chapter 2: Legal Issues of Behavior and Classroom Management
Responsibilities of Teachers

 
Legislation Affecting Behavior and Classroom Management

 
 
Chapter 3: Collaborating with Parents and Families
Understanding Today’s Family

 
Establishing Relationships with Families

 
A Family Systems Model

 
Family Involvement and Engagement

 
Working with Diverse Families

 
Family Involvement in Academic Optimism

 
Standards for Family Relationships

 
 
Chapter 4: Role of the Teacher
Responsibility of the Professional Teacher

 
Ethical Considerations

 
Professional Self-Esteem of the Teacher

 
 
Chapter 5: The Learning Environment
Physical Setup of the Classroom

 
Rules and Routines

 
Schedules and Transitions

 
Behavioral Management Models

 
Characteristics of Highly Effective Teachers

 
 
Chapter 6: Basic Classroom Management Strategies
Teacher Expectations

 
Non-verbal and Verbal Interventions

 
Reinforcement

 
Extinction and Punishment

 
Contingency Contracts

 
Token Economy

 
Time-outs

 
Cultural Impact on Behavior Strategies

 
 
Chapter 7: Cognitive Behavior Management
Defining Cognitive Behavior Management

 
Implementing a Self-Management Plan

 
Self-Management Techniques

 
Problem-Solving Strategies

 
Anger Management Strategies

 
Stress Management Strategies

 
 
Chapter 8: Functional Behavioral Assessment: Trinity of Behavior Management
The Trinity of Behavior Management

 
Conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessment

 
Behavioral Observation

 
Measuring Behavior

 
Charting the Behavior

 
 
Chapter 9: Functional Behavior Analysis: Trinity of Behavior Management
Identifying the Function of a Behavior

 
Developing a Behavioral Hypothesis

 
Developing Alternative Behaviors

 
Assumptions of Functional Behavior Analysis

 
Generating a Behavioral Intervention Plan

 
 
Chapter 10: Behavior Intervention Plan: Trinity of Behavior Management
Components of a Behavior Intervention Plan

 
Developing Behavioral Goals

 
Implications of Behavior Intervention Plan

 
Impact of Culture on BIPs

 
 
Chapter 11: Single-Subject Design
Purpose of Single-Subject Design

 
Baseline Data and Intervention Data

 
Level, Trend, and Variability

 
Types of Single-Subject Designs

 
 
Chapter 12: Response-to-Intervention
The Evolution of RTI

 
Components of RTI

 
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

 
Concerns of RTI

 
 
Chapter 13: School-Wide Positive Behavior Support
Components of SWPBS

 
Implementation of SWPBS

 
Tiers of SWPBS

 
Benefits of SWPBS

 
Cultural Impact on SWPBS

 
Teacher Self-Efficacy

 
 
Chapter 14: Social Skills Training
Features of Social Skills Training

 
Assessing Social Skills

 
Components of Social Skills Programs

 
Social Skills Programs and Strategies

 
Social Skills and SWPBS

 
Culturally Responsive Social Skills Instruction

 

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site

The open-access Instructor Resource Site includes the following:

·  An author-created Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.

·  A Respondus electronic test bank is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.

·  Editable, author-created Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.

·   Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.

·  EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.

·  Web resources are included for further research and insights.

Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.

It covers are major areas in classroom management that are students need to know.

Dr Janet Filer
Early Childhood Spec Ed Dept, University Of Central Arkansas
March 10, 2016

I found that the book covers theory, FBA, multiculturalism- it kind of has a broad rather than in depth way of tackling the issues. I did like the chapter on legal issues.

Dr Susan Schultz
School Of Education, St John Fisher College
May 21, 2015

Sheperd's book is both timely and practical. A great thought provoking read

Mrs Georgina Spry
Education , Chester University
April 2, 2015
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  • Every chapter explores the effect that culture and language have on the behaviors of children from diverse backgrounds and how this might affect the strategies teachers use when implementing behavior and classroom management interventions.
  • “What Would You Do?” features ask students to consider a hypothetical classroom situation and form a response based on what they’ve read.
  • Vignettes throughout the book provide compelling examples of behavior management issues, with advice on how to resolve them.
  • The authors cover relevant developmental theories and basic behavior strategies that can be used with all students.
  • Chapter Objectives alert readers to the important issues in the chapter.
  • Chapter-ending review activities allow students to gauge their understanding of chapter content.

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