Behavior Management A Practical Approach for Educators

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/14/2011
  • Publisher: Pearson

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A popular, practical, and comprehensive guide for educators regarding how to create a positive, healthy, and social classroom settings. #xA0; Long an established and popular text in its field, Behavior Management: A Practical Approach for Educatorssuccessfully balances theory and practice to provide readers with a comprehensive manual for creating a positive, pro-social educational environment in which all children can truly learn and enjoy that learning experience. By presenting#xA0;both research and the proven practices that developed from that research, the authors are able to fully explain behavior management from four perspectives-behavioral, psychodynamic, biophysical, and environmental-in straightforward, jargon-free prose. At the same time, real-life case studies, classroom techniques, clear examples, and helpful plan designs allow preservice and inservice teachers to easily bring what they have learned into the classroom. #xA0; The new tenth edition has been revised and rewritten to improve its usability and readability, and#xA0;includes evidence based practices that have recently been identified.#xA0; A new chapter on response-to-intervention, and its relationship to functional behavioral assessment has also been added, as well as updated information on designing individualized behavior plans.#xA0;

Author Biography

Thomas M. Shea is a retired professor from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has worked with several co-authors over the past 40 years including Anne Bauer, the late James E. Walker, the original co-author of Behavior Management and others. During his career in special education, Tom had specialized in the education of emotionally disturbed children and youth, behavior management, parenting in special education, and camping for children and youth with disabilities. He has published  over a hundred articles in various journals and authored and co-authored ten texts in special education. He has served as founder and director of two university campus schools for children with disabilities and chairperson of the Department of Special Education and Communications Disorders at SIUE. He is thankful for a wonderful career in the service of children and youth with disabilities.


Annie Bauer, Professor of special education at the University of Cincinnati, has worked with Tom Shea on several texts, including an introduction to special education and methods texts for teachers of students with emotional/behavioral disorders and learning disabilities.  Dr. Bauer, formerly co-editor of Teacher Education and Special Education, has published her research in the Journal of Special Education, Exceptionality, Teaching Exceptional Children, School Psychology Quarterly, and several other leading journals.  Her teaching in higher education has recently been recognized in her recognition as a Teaching Fellow of the Academy of Teaching and Learning at the University of Cincinnati.  As well as a teacher, faculty member, and researcher, Dr. Bauer is the parent of children with various learning needs.



Table of Contents

Brief Contents

1 An Introduction to Behavior Management                                                                              

2 Models of Human Behavior

3 Principles of Behavior Management

4 Response to Intervention

5 Functional Behavioral Assessment

Developing a Behavior Intervention Plan

Methods of Increasing Behavior

Methods of Reducing  Behavior

9 Prosocial Classroom Management

10 Environmental and Biobehavioral Behavior Management                                                

11 Working with Parents and Families

12 Issues and Concerns in Behavior Management


Name Index

Subject Index

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