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



September 2006 | 320 pages | Corwin
How do you handle defiant, disruptive students?

A teacher's most challenging problem is the student who is frequently defiant and disruptive. These students create problems for themselves and for the classroom as a whole. In this teacher-friendly guide, Sylvia Rockwell uses her considerable experience to show you how to select and implement the most effective behavioural interventions to address the needs of these problem students while maintaining a cooperative classroom environment.

This book integrates compelling, real-life teaching anecdotes with descriptions of research-based strategies to help students learn appropriate behaviour, both those with emotional/behaviour disorders (EBD) or other disabilities as well as those with other behavioural difficulties.

Special and mainstream education teachers as well as administrators at the elementary level will find this book a vivid, powerful tool to help intervene effectively when behavior problems occur. Educators will find discussions on how to:

• Identify typical and atypical development

• Understand group development, including stages, roles, and strategies

• Manage class-wide behaviour, addressing conditions, consequences, and curriculum

• Understand the behaviour-achievement connection, with specifics on unit and lesson planning

• Manage aggression and conflict

• Develop resilience in students, teachers, and parents

This valuable resource also provides classroom-ready materials and other photocopiables, including a unique parent supplement to help parents understand your classroom strategies, work on behaviour problems at home, and communicate effectively with school personnel.

 
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

"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."

SirReadaLot.org, November 2006

"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."

California Bookwatch, April 2007

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Ch. 1: Foundations and Frameworks


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