Behavior at School (page 2)
The list below isn't intended to be exhaustive of the behavior resources available for addressing school issues---it's ever-growing. We'll be adding to this page constantly, so check back often to see what's new! We'll mark new entries with a.
Using Positive Methods for Change in the Classroom
- Don't miss this quick training on behavior problems in school.
You'll love the brief overviews on topics such as, "Behavior Problems. What's a School to do?" Check out the fact sheets on behaviors like Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), and Conduct Disorder. You'll also find tools and handouts, model programs, and additional resources.
- Teachers! Arm yourself with this knowledge and stop problem behaviors before they start!
This 65-page guide helps teachers anticipate common problems throughout the year and plan prevention and early intervention to minimize them. Suggestions provided on a monthly basis.
- Play at being good: The good behavior game.
This is one fun way to involve the whole class in supporting positive behavior. Especially good for elementary students demonstrating early high-risk behavior.
This 7-page guide helps teachers, educators and other practitioners implement time-out procedures appropriately and effectively.
- Discipline: What works, what doesn't.
This guide discusses the failure of punitive disciplinary practices and promotes supportive discipline strategies. It provides great tips on research-based approaches to positive behavior change.
- Dodging the power-struggle trap: Ideas for teachers.
A conflict requires two people. If a teacher remains cool and calm, a conflict can often be avoided. This guide offers practical advice for disengaging, interrupting, and deescalating problem behavior, and gives specific examples of how to react in different scenarios.
- Tips for classroom management.
Here you'll find ideas for developing classroom systems of positive behavioral support. These are tried and true management practices that have proven effective over years of use.
- A LOT on classroom management.
The Classroom Management portal at Education Reform Networks points to exemplary, free, and fee-based digital content on research-based classroom management practices that can help administrators, policy makers, and educators plan for and implement programs that result in effective learning and teaching. The materials are organized into the following categories: rules and procedures, disciplinary interventions, teacher-student relationships, mindfulness and alertness, student self-management, and getting off to a good start.
- Teach your students to manage their own behavior.
This one-page overview covers classroom-wide behavior strategy.
- More on teaching children to manage their own behavior.
What Works briefs from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning summarize effective practices for supporting children's social-emotional development and preventing challenging behaviors. This 4-pager describes practical strategies for helping children learn to manage their own behavior and provides references to more information. A Spanish version is available at: http://csefel.uiuc.edu/briefs/wwb7-sp.html
- And yet more.
The Classroom Management portal at Education Reform Networks includes a subsection on student self-management, which will lead you to exemplary, free, and fee-based digital content on research-based student self-management practices in these categories: cognitive strategies for self-control, record keeping and rewards, the classroom meeting, written self-reflections, and written statements of beliefs.
- What about early childhood settings and the social development of young children with their peers?
This research synthesis from the Research and Training Center (RTC) on Early Childhood Development will tell early childhood practitioners what types of toys and play materials are most associated with young children's social play with peers.
Behavior and Specific Disabilities
- Creating a behavior plan? Need some ideas?
Check out this sample behavioral support plan template. It is clearly written, well thought out, and easy to follow.
- Watch out for these behavior plan pitfalls!
This 3-page guide gives descriptions of 12 common mistakes in implementing behavior plans, then offers solutions.
- Do you have a moody student?
Read about accommodations for medication side-effects, sleep disturbances, impaired concentration, focus, and memory, testing, homework and more.
- Behavior and students with AD/HD.
If you have a student with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), you'll find a lot of useful info at CHADD (Children and Adults with AD/HD), especially the fact sheet above on managing and modifying behavior.
- Behavior and students with learning disabilities.
This article, available at LDOnline, comes from the book published by Paul H. Brookes entitled Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors: A Guide to Intervention and Classroom Management.
- Working with students with ODD/Conduct Disorder?
This site provides real-life stories and tip lists for encouraging cooperation from students with ODD and Conduct Disorders.
- Students with autism.
From the Autism Society of America, learn more about "Behavioral and Communication Approaches" for children with autism.
- What's the research say about pivotal response training (PRT) for young children with autism?
This research synthesis focused on the effectiveness of Pivotal Response Training (PRT) as a behavioral intervention for young children with disabilities.
- Students with autism, MR, or other developmental disabilities.
Try Within Our Reach: Behavior Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Learners with Mental Retardation and Autism. This first book in the DDD Prism Series provides practical ways to resolve behavioral concerns of students with mental retardation, autism, and other developmental disabilities and focuses on responding to the communicative intent of various behavior problems. (Product #D5250, $11.95/CEC Members $9.00.) To order, call toll-free 1.888.232.7733.
- Down syndrome and behavior.
This "Position Statement On the Management Of Challenging Behaviors" from the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) identifies key features consistent with quality programs for the individuals with Down syndrome. Presented as guidelines, the statement is derived from several sources: (a) the research literature on behavior management,(b) model programs that implement state-of-the-art procedures and deliver effective services for people with disabilities, and (c) values about the rights of individuals with disabilities and their place in society.
- More behavior observations and guidelines on Down syndrome.
The Behavior Guidelines at the link above come from the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and are, in essence, a bulleted, easy-to-read list divided into three sections (preschool, school age, and adults). For each section, three types of information are presented: common concerns, information needs, and recommendations.
Reprinted with the permission of the National Dissemination Center.
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