8 Steps to Classroom Management Success: A Guide for Teachers of Challenging Students

8 Steps to Classroom Management Success: A Guide for Teachers of Challenging Students

By: George M. Kapalka (author)Paperback

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'This may work with the majority of my students, but what about those who have more significant behavioral issues?' Although few in number, students with more challenging behavioral issues cause the most disruptions and require a significant amount of the teacher's time. Based on sound psychological principles and backed by more than 10 years of empirical, scientific evidence, this resource provides teachers in general and special education settings with strategies and techniques as well as an eight-step plan for responding to challenging behaviors: giving simple, effective instructions and commands; using appropriate warnings; handling tantrums and outbursts; creating a behavioral contract; managing transitions; preventing disruptions; improving behavior outside the classroom; and, developing effective homework routines. The book provides many practical examples and vignettes and addresses possible problems that teachers may encounter while administering the interventions.

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About Author

George Kapalka is a board-certified clinical psychologist, a licensed mental health counselor, and a certified school psychologist. He holds additional board certifications in child mental health services, learning disabilities, and psychopharmacology. For over 20 years, he is an active clinician who primarily treats children and adolescents with problem behaviors. In addition, he is associate professor of psychological counseling at Monmouth University (a graduate faculty appointment) and is a member of medical staff at Meridian Health Systems where he trains physicians and nurses about the diagnosis and treatment of children with ADHD and other disruptive disorders. Kapalka authored books and dozens of professional publications in psychological, educational, and medical literature. In addition, he has authored or coauthored numerous research presentations at regional, national, and international conferences of psychological, educational, and medical associations. He is an active lecturer, has appeared on television, and has been quoted in news articles in stories pertaining to the development, education, and treatment of children and adolescents.


Foreword by Margaret Alvarez, PsyD, MSCP, MS IV Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction: Why Do Students Misbehave? Prologue: Prepare Yourself Step 1: Give Effective Single-Action Commands Step 2: Give Effective Warnings Step 3: Handle Flare-Ups and Tantrums Step 4: Construct a Behavioral Contract Step 5: Manage Transitions Step 6: Discourage Interruptions Step 7: Improve Behaviors in Out-of-Class Settings Step 8: Develop an Effective Homework Routine Conclusion: Maximize the Improvement With Additional Techniques References

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/06/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412969444
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9781412969444
  • weight: 386
  • ISBN10: 1412969441

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