Behavior Management Positive Applications for Teachers

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/27/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This comprehensive text outlines and overviews the measurement, assessment, and intervention of behavior challenges commonly found in classroom environments. #xA0; The revised sixth edition of Behavior Management: Positive Applications for Teachersoutlines both school-wide and individual strategies for positive behavior supports - while also focusing on how educators can develop unique behavior management strategies for individual students. This comprehensive text emphasizes functional techniques, real-world classrooms, and practical information - all while covering the legal aspects of behavioral management, assessment strategies, strategies for special populations and diverse populations, age-related behavioral concerns, and the three-tier response-to-intervention approach. Pedagogical features include classroom connections, reflections, discussion questions, and end-of-chapter references.

Author Biography

Tom Zirpoli holds the Laurence J. Adams Endowed Chair in Special Education at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.  He completed his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Virginia and his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Old Dominion University.  Dr. Zirpoli has taught behavior management and classroom management at McDaniel College; the Univeristy of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minessota; and the Univeristy of Virginia.  He has written books and journal articles on basic behavior management, classroom management, and parenting.  He has conducted hundreds of professional development trainings for teachers, K-12, on classroom management, as well as parenting workshops across the nation.

Table of Contents

Brief Contents

Part I     Foundations for Understanding and Managing Behavior 

Chapter 1 Basic Concepts of Behavior and Behavior Management

Chapter 2 Legal Considerations for Schools  


Part II    U nderstanding Your Students 

Chapter 3 Diversity in the Classroom 

Chapter 4 Issues in Early Childhood Behavior

Chapter 5 Issues in Adolescent Behavior  


Part III     Measuring and Charting Behavior  

Chapter 6 Data Collection Techniques

Chapter 7 Single-Subject Designs  


Part IV     Strategies for Behavioral Assessment 

Chapter 8 Formal Behavioral Assessment 

Chapter 9 Functional and Curriculum-Based Assessment  


Part V     Strategies for Increasing Positive Behavioral Supports 

Chapter 10 Positive Behavioral Supports: Reinforcement Strategies

Chapter 11 Cognitive Behavior Modification 


Part VI    Strategies for Decreasing Behavior 

Chapter 12 School-Wide Strategies for Positive Behavior Supports

Chapter 13 Individual Strategies for Positive Behavior Supports

Chapter 14 Srategies for Specific Behavior Challenges

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