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The Educator's Guide to Solving Common Behavior Problems
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The Educator's Guide to Solving Common Behavior Problems

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March 2008 | 128 pages | Corwin

"Waller has written a wonderfully engaging book for teachers on how to influence child behavior using nonpunitive and supportive ways. This book is thoroughly grounded in contemporary learning theory and infused with a twinkling sense of humor."
—Bruce A. Thyer, Professor of Social Work
Florida State University

Manage problem behaviors with solid techniques and a sense of humor!

Most of the disruptive, problematic, aggravating, or inconvenient behaviors that children develop can be changed by using good behavior support strategies. This highly readable, lighthearted book presents research-supported principles for positive behavioral management in a way that will appeal to teachers, administrators, and other professionals who work with children. Enabling readers to see the humor in working with challenging students, this book:

  • Provides an overview of effective behavior management
  • Offers short chapters that discuss basic behavioral strategies or principles through anecdotes and analogies
  • Draws parallels to real-life situations
  • Provides points to remember at the end of each chapter and suggested readings for related study

With easy-to-implement methods, The Educator's Guide to Solving Common Behavior Problems is an invaluable resource for teachers, administrators, and parents looking for ways to motivate children and remedy classroom behavior problems.


 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Introduction
 
2. Asking the Right Questions
 
3. Just Say "Yo"
 
4. Have a Plan
 
5. The Importance of Bonding
 
6. If You Don't Beat Them, They Will Never Learn
 
7. Meeting Developmental Needs
 
8. Move Those Buns!
 
9. The Anxiety Trap
 
10. Find the Function
 
11. Don't Be an Old Yeller
 
12. Let Them Eat Cake--It Reinforces Their Behavior
 
13. Nurturing
 
14. Bag It, but Don't Tag It
 
15. You Say "Tomato," I Say "Abnormal"
 
16. Positive Power of the Group
 
17. Moving Past Misbehavior
 
18. Challenges for Children Today
 
19. Using Finesse
 
20. The Inevitable Attack
 
21. Calling for Help
 
22. Conclusion: Every Therapy Has a Success Story
 
Index

"Anyone who works with children can use these powerful ideas and practical strategies laced with humor and wit. In clear, simple language, Waller presents approaches that increase the odds of solving behavior problems."

Lois Zangara, Principal
Kilough Elementary School, Dawsonville, GA

"This book reminds anyone who works with children that paying close attention to what is good and funny about children will go a long way in teaching them how to pay close attention to what is good and funny about learning and life."

Susan Mortweet VanScoyoc, Behavioral Psychologist
Coauthor of Parenting That Works

"A book like Waller’s is needed to enlighten public school educators on the myriad of behavioral problems facing classroom teachers. This book is informative, practical, and sensible regarding the teacher-student relationship."

George J. Banketas, Director
Crisp County School Board, GA

"Waller’s book will be useful for everyone who works with children: parents, school administrators, social workers, psychologists, and teachers. Waller approaches this topic in a readable style that makes the evidence-based content easily accessible. The book is well-organized and based on a bedrock of solid  knowledge informed by practical experience."

Carol Rippey Massat, Editor, School Social Work Journal
Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

"Waller has written a wonderfully engaging book for teachers on how to influence child behavior using non-punitive and supportive ways. This book is thoroughly grounded in contemporary learning theory and infused with a twinkling sense of humor."

Bruce A. Thyer, Professor of Social Work
Florida State University
Key features
  • A humorous, readable treatment of problem behaviors and how to change them
  • Addresses behavior support strategies in an easy-to-read way while reminding us of the importance of keeping a sense of humor and flexibility
  • Presents positive behavior support strategies and techniques that are research-proven and effective

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 2


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