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

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

By: George M. Kapalka (author)Paperback

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A step-by-step approach to managing your challenging students! An effective classroom management plan will help teachers engage most of their students, but every classroom has one or two students with more challenging behavioural issues that often require a significant amount of an educator's time. This jargon-free, easy-to-read book guides teachers through the process of helping these students become positive, contributing learners. Based on sound psychological principles and more than 10 years of empirical evidence, this resource provides general and special education teachers with an eight-step plan for responding to challenging behaviours, including: - Giving simple instructions - Using appropriate warnings - Handling tantrums - Creating behavioural contracts - Managing transitions - Preventing disruptions - Improving behaviour outside the classroom - Developing effective homework routines Filled with suggestions for adapting each of the steps and practical examples that illustrate potential problems that may arise during the interventions, 8 Steps to Classroom Management Success offers a coherent system for creating a positive learning environment for all students.

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

  • ISBN13: 9781412969444
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9781412969444
  • ISBN10: 1412969441

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