Defusing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom

Defusing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom

By: Geoffrey T. Colvin (author)Paperback

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A teacher's initial response to the different kinds of behaviours that occur in the classroom often determines what the student or students might do next. In this sense, initial and subsequent interactions are critical moments that can change the direction of student behaviour. This book presents strategies for responding to common problem behaviours to both defuse the situation and correct the problem. Defusing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom is primarily designed for teachers--who are on the frontline for addressing problem behaviour in schools--as well as specialists and behaviour support teams who have the responsibility of assisting teachers with managing challenging and persistent behavioural issues. School administrators who are charged with following-up directly with student office referrals and other serious behaviour issues will also find this resource invaluable. Readers will learn about seven key behaviour principles and strategies for defusing: - Off-task behaviour - Rule infractions - Disrespectful behaviour - Agitation and acting out - Noncompliance and testing the limits of authority.

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About Author

Geoff Colvin draws on his experience as a classroom teacher and administrator, researcher at the University of Oregon, and national public school consultant. Recognized as a national expert on the subjects of school safety and violence prevention, Colvin has provided inservice training for teachers and administrators in more than 100 school districts and agencies nationally and internationally. He recently served as research associate at the University of Oregon and independent consultant in the areas of schoolwide discipline, school climate, school safety, and violence prevention, and has also directed a juvenile detention school and a program for seriously emotionally disturbed youth. Colvin has authored more than sixty publications, books, book chapters, journal articles, and video programs on the subject of teaching and managing students with problem behavior.


Foreword by Robert H. Horner Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction 1. Seven Key Behavioral Principles 2. Defusing Off-Task Behavior 3. Defusing Rule Infractions 4. Defusing Disrespectful Behavior 5. Defusing Agitation 6. Defusing Noncompliance and Limit Testing Closing Remarks Appendices References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/08/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781412980562
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9781412980562
  • weight: 358
  • ISBN10: 1412980569

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