Manage problem behaviors with solid techniques and a sense of humor!
This lighthearted book presents research-supported principles for positive behavioral management and includes humorous anecdotes, parallels to real-life situations, points to remember, and suggested readings.
Most of the disruptive, problematic, aggravating, or inconvenient behaviors that children develop can be changed by using good behavior support strategies. This highly readable, lighthearted book presents research-supported principles for positive behavioral management in a way that will appeal to teachers, administrators, and other professionals who work with children. Enabling readers to see the humor in working with challenging students, this book:
... Provides an overview of effective behavior management
... Offers short chapters that discuss basic behavioral strategies or principles through anecdotes and analogies
... Draws parallels to real-life situations
... Provides points to remember at the end of each chapter and suggested readings for related study
With easy-to-implement methods, The Educator's Guide to Solving Common Behavior Problems is an invaluable resource for teachers, administrators, and parents looking for ways to motivate children and remedy classroom behavior problems.
"Waller has written a wonderfully engaging book for teachers on how to influence child behavior using nonpunitive and supportive ways. This book is thoroughly grounded in contemporary learning theory and infused with a twinkling sense of humor."--Bruce A. Thyer, Professor of Social Work, Florida State University
"Anyone who works with children can use these powerful ideas and practical strategies laced with humor and wit. In clear, simple language, Waller presents approaches that increase the odds of solving behavior problems."--Lois Zangara, Principal, Kilough Elementary School, Dawsonville, GA
"This book reminds anyone who works with children that paying close attention to what is good and funny about children will go a long way in teaching them how to pay close attention to what is good and funny about learning and life."--Susan Mortweet VanScoyoc, behavioral psychologist, coauthor of Parenting That Works
Raymond J. Waller is an associate professor of special education at Piedmont College/Athens and is on the faculty at the University of Georgia in the School of Social Work. He is an active school consultant in the areas of student behavior problems and child and adolescent mental health issues.
128 pages. 2008