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Managing Unmanageable Students
Practical Solutions for Administrators


December 1999 | 192 pages | Corwin

"Thank goodness for McEwan and Damer! They have provided a nontechnical and readable approach to behavior management that is based on knowledge and experience."
Jane S. Rice, Director of Special Services
Spotsylvania County Schools, VA

"Managing Unmanageable Students is a powerful resource for today's principals . . .The research, the tools, and the well-conceived plan are all invaluable to school leaders seeking practical solutions that will result in both positive behaviors and academic success for all students."
Dr. Vincent L. Ferrandino, Executive Director
NAESP

Improve challenging student behaviors in your school!

This is a practical, easy-to-read resource to help general and special education administrators gain the tools they need to make their schools safe and humane learning environments for all students. Readers will develop their own behavior management skills as well as guide school teams in a proven problem-solving process.

Some special features of the book include:

    • Top 10 student behavior problems and how to respond
    • 50 things you can do tomorrow to improve student behavior
    • Easy-to-use functional behavior assessment plans that work
    • Ready-to-use forms to observe and document student behavior
    • A library of valuable resources for principals, teachers, and parents
    • Proven sample behavior plans

McEwan and Damer provide vignettes to help the administrator understand the relationship between effective instruction and student behavior. Workable interventions are explored along with effective use of rewards and punishments.

Results-oriented principals, assistant principals, and special education personnel who want their students and teachers to achieve in a safe school environment will find this a valuable resource.


 
List of Forms and Exhibits
 
Preface
 
About the Authors
 
1. Managing Unmanageable Students: Who Needs to Change?
 
2. What You Need to Know
 
3. What You Need to Do
 
4. Rewards and How to Use Them Effectively
 
5. Punishment: What It Is and How to Make It Work for You
 
6. Effective Teachers Equal Effective Students: Critical Teaching Behaviors
 
7. Learning: The Magic Wand for Good Behavior
 
8. The Proactive Principal: Fifty Things You Can Do Tomorrow
 
Conclusion
 
Appendix A: Reference Tools for Principals
 
Appendix B: Practical Tools for Teachers
 
Appendix C: Resource Library for the Parents of Elementary School Students
 
References

"Managing Unmanageable Students is a powerful resource for today’s principals . . .The research, the tools, and the well-conceived plan are all invaluable to school leaders seeking practical solutions that will result in both positive behaviors and academic success for all students."

Dr. Vincent L. Ferrandino
Executive Director, NAESP

"Thank goodness for McEwan and Damer! They have provided a nontechnical and readable approach to behavior management that is based on knowledge and experience." 

Jane S. Rice, Director of Special Services
Spotsylvania County Schools, VA

"This book represents best practice approaches in dealing with maladaptive behavior, and it bases behavior management on a sound, relevant, instructional foundation." 

Jon Rosell, Executive Vice President
Heartspring; Wichita, KS

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