Eleven reasons to buy Challenging Behavior in Elementary and Middle School
1. Practical, realistic, evidence-based techniques enable new and seasoned teachers to prevent challenging behavior and respond to it in a variety of effective ways.
2. The stories of two students, Andrew and Jazmine, bring alive both facts and strategies. Short scenarios pose problems for students to solve.
3. Information synthesized from many different disciplines provides a wider perspective and a greater choice of approaches.
4. Comprehensive discussion of self-reflection relates self-awareness to effective teaching.
5. Emphasis on the teacher-child relationship and concrete suggestions for building relationships with children with problem behavior show teachers how to enhance the power of any strategy they use.
6. In-depth information about diversity and the influence of culture helps make teaching more culturally responsive and enables teachers to avoid misunderstandings that lead to inappropriate behavior.
7. A chapter on inclusion describes how to prevent and respond to difficult behavior in children with disabilities, who are now likely to be found in every classroom.
8. A chapter on bullying explains who bullies, who is victimized, and who is a bystander and provides suggestions for preventing and responding to bullying.
9. The crucial role of teacher-family partnerships is highlighted, helping teachers to understand and communicate with parents, even when they’re saying things parents don’t want to hear.
10. A review of research on the preteen and teen brain illuminates the risky and irrational behavior of this age group.
11. Essential background information explains biological and environmental risk factors for challenging behavior, including genes, temperament, ADHD, learning disabilities, poverty, family factors, peers, and violent media. A full chapter on resilience describes the factors that protect children from risk and offers tips on how to strengthen them.
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