Lee Canter's Assertive Discipline : Positive Behavior Management for Today's Classroom

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-01
  • Publisher: Solution Tree

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In this revised and updated 4th edition of his classic Assertive Discipline, Lee Canter presents his three-step positive behavior management model that includes 1) how to give explicit directions, 2) how to positively recognize students who follow directions, and 3) how to take corrective actions when students choose not to follow directions. In this edition, educators will learn:

Table of Contents

About the Authorp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Becoming an Effective Classroom Manager
You Can Be an Effective Classroom Managerp. 3
Why Is Classroom Management Such a Significant Issue for Today's Teachers?p. 3
Why Are Some Teachers Such Effective Classroom Managers?p. 5
You Can Learn to Be an Effective Classroom Managerp. 6
Develop Your Teacher Voicep. 9
Attributes of the Teacher Voicep. 9
Building Your Teacher Voicep. 13
Hold High Expectationsp. 15
Expect 100 Percent Compliance With Your Directions 100 Percent of the Timep. 15
Allow No Excuses for Disruptive Behaviorp. 16
Always Sweat the Small Stuffp. 17
Never Back Downp. 18
Let Students Know You Are Not Going Awayp. 18
Avoid Excessive Praisep. 19
The Lesson of High-Stakes Testing Daysp. 20
Developing Your Classroom Discipline Plan
Establish Rulesp. 23
Advantages of Using a Classroom Discipline Planp. 24
Developing Your Rulesp. 25
Determine Positive Support Strategiesp. 27
Positive Support for Individual Studentsp. 27
Classwide Positive Support: Points on the Boardp. 29
Determine Corrective Actionsp. 33
Why You Need to Take Corrective Actionsp. 33
Guidelines for Planning the Use of Corrective Actionsp. 34
Before You Implement Your Classroom Management Planp. 37
Teaching Responsible Behavior
Teach Policies and Procedures at the Beginning of the School Yearp. 39
Determine Policies and Proceduresp. 39
Planning to Teach a Lesson on Responsible Behaviorp. 41
Responsible Behavior Lesson formatp. 44
Develop a Responsible Behavior Curriculump. 47
Determine the Order in Which You Will Teach the Contentp. 47
Sample Responsible Behavior Curriculumsp. 48
Utilizing the Behavior Management Cycle
Effectively Communicate Explicit Directionsp. 57
The Behavior Management Cyclep. 57
Step One: Clearly Communicate Explicit Directionsp. 58
Utilize Behavioral Narrationp. 63
The Trap of Responding to Off-Task Studentsp. 63
Behavioral Narrationp. 63
Utilizing Behavioral Narration to Motivate Students to Get On Taskp. 67
Utilizing Behavioral Narration to Keep Students On Task During Instructional Activitiesp. 69
Behavioral Narration Is No Substitute for Effective Instructionp. 70
Take Corrective Actionsp. 71
Guidelines to Take Corrective Actions in Your Classroomp. 71
How Students Will Test Youp. 74
Teach Students to Manage Their Own Behaviorp. 81
The Levels of Classroom Management Structurep. 81
Level One: Highly Structuredp. 82
Level Two: Moving Toward Self-Managementp. 84
Level Three: Student Self-Managementp. 85
Recalibratep. 86
Reducing Disruptive Behavior
Instructional Strategies That Reduce Disruptive Behaviorp. 89
How to Provide Opportunities to Respondp. 89
Opportunity to Respond Strategiesp. 90
Additional Strategies to Engage Students and Reduce Disruptive Behaviorp. 96
Working With Difficult Students
Build Positive Relationships With Studentsp. 103
The Trust Issuep. 103
Steps to Earn the Trust of All Your Studentsp. 105
Develop Individualized Behavior Plansp. 115
Guidelines to Developing an Individualized Behavior Planp. 115
You Can't Do It on Your Own: Getting the Support You Need to Deal With Difficult Studentsp. 119
The Myth of the Good Teacherp. 119
Initial Steps to Obtain Support From Parents and Administratorsp. 120
The Importance of Parental Supportp. 122
Building Positive Relationships With Parentsp. 122
Home-School Behavior Contractp. 126
Pulling It All Togetherp. 127
The Importance of Getting Support From Your Administratorsp. 127
Mentors, Coaches, and School Leadership Teams: Structures to Support Classroom Teachers' Behavior Management Effortsp. 131
An Introduction to the Real Time Classroom Coaching Modelp. 133
The Birth of the Real Time Classroom Coaching Modelp. 133
Real-Time Feedbackp. 137
Advantages of the Real Time Classroom Coaching Modelp. 140
Supporting Struggling Teachersp. 142
An Introduction to Establishing a Schoolwide Assertive Discipline Programp. 143
Why So Many Schools' Behavior Management Efforts Are Ineffectivep. 143
Schools Can Transform Their Learning Climatep. 146
Attributes of Schools With Effective Schoolwide Behavior Management Effortsp. 146
References and Resourcesp. 155
Indexp. 161
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