Developed by Tim Knoster, a behavior expert and former teacher whose workshops have inspired thousands, this new edition is the friendly how-to book educators need to increase desired behavior in today's K--12 classrooms. The second edition weaves in timely guidance for teachers implementing multi-tiered systems of support in tandem with positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS), though it's still a great resource for teachers in more traditional school settings. With the time-efficient, research-based strategies--relayed with humor and vivid examples--teachers will unlock the mysteries of student behavior, prevent disruptions to learning, and support better outcomes for every student.
How-to strategies that help teachers...
... Successfully use multi-tiered systems of positive behavior support
... Decode the motives behind students' behavior
... Develop rapport with students while maintaining appropriate boundaries
... Establish clear expectations for behavior in the classroom
... Reinforce appropriate behavior throughout the day with positive supports
... Skillfully redirect inappropriate student behavior
... Apply proven Tier 2 RTI strategies with students who require additional supports
... Use individualized, intensive Tier 3 strategies with students who pose special challenges
Practical materials: Helpful tip sheets and classroom management tools, including an Expectations Planning Matrix, Behavior Progress Report, Behavior Contract, and more.
Tim Knoster, EdD, is associate professor in the School of Education, College of Professional Studies, at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and serves as executive director of the International Association for Positive Behavior Support. Dr. Knoster has been involved with preservice and inservice teacher training since the mid- 1980s. He has worn many hats throughout his career, including that of classroom teacher, director of student support services and Special Education, and principal investigator on federal projects focused on classroom and student-centered behavior intervention and support.
"You want classroom-friendly tips, practical examples, and ready-to-use guidelines, then [this book] is the perfect resource. Even better, they are evidence-based and applicable at all grade levels."--George Sugai, Professor, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
"Immensely useful for teachers . . . Knoster knows how to communicate his practical messages so that teachers and students will benefit."--Glen Dunlap, University of Nevada, Reno and University of South Florida
152 pages. 2014
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