You Can't Make Me!: From Chaos to Cooperation in the Elementary Classroom (New edition)

You Can't Make Me!: From Chaos to Cooperation in the Elementary Classroom (New edition)

By: Sylvia Rockwell (author)Paperback

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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.

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About Author

Sylvia Rockwell is an internationally recognized educator with more than 30 years of experience in a variety of educational settings, including self-contained general and special education classrooms, resource programs, inclusion settings, special day school programs, and a therapeutic educational wilderness program. She has taught all grade levels from first grade through graduate school. She earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education at the University of West Florida. Her master's degree and PhD were earned at the University of South Florida, where she was inducted into Pi Kappa Pi. She is a former teacher of the year for Hunsinger School in Clearwater, Florida, and was awarded the Professional Educator Award from the International Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. She has 20 years of experience in developing workshops and presentations for local, state, national, and international audiences. In addition to these accomplishments, Rockwell has authored numerous articles and books on the topics of classroom management, facilitating resilience, group development, and teaching diverse and at-risk students. A full description of workshops available can be accessed at


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/11/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781412916622
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781412916622
  • weight: 739
  • ISBN10: 1412916623
  • edition: New edition

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