Preventing Problem Behaviors
Schoolwide Programs and Classroom Practices
- Bob Algozzine - University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
- Ann P. Daunic
- Stephen W. Smith - University of Florida, USA
"A wonderful tool for administrators and teachers that offers child-centered resources and ideas to help our learners succeed, thereby making our classrooms more effective. I especially love the sample behavior reports, progress monitoring charts, and the self-monitoring chart. Helping students see that they are responsible for their actions and making them partners in their education are effective practices."
—Megan M. Allen, Fourth-Grade Teacher
Cleveland Elementary School, Tampa, FL
Prevention is the key to a successful school behavior plan!
In today's increasingly diverse PreK–12 classrooms, problem behaviors can often interrupt instructional time and disrupt learning. Designed for 21st-century school leaders, administrators, behavior specialists, and classroom teachers, this research-based guide offers specific strategies and plans for preventing problem behavior at both the classroom and school level.
Based on the premise that early response to problems can lead to better outcomes for students, the book's content is framed around four essential areas: foundations, intervention, collaboration, and evaluation. Within these areas, this accessible guide features:
- The latest information on the science and practice of prevention
- Reasons why conflict resolution, peer mediation, and bully-proofing are essential to prevention
- Effective practices for teaching social skills to young children
- Proven techniques for implementing schoolwide positive behavior support
- Tools for using individual behavior plans to prevent problems
- Ideas for home-school and community partnerships and culturally responsible teaching
- Critical strategies for monitoring student progress and evaluating prevention practices
- New, updated chapters, including information on preschool behavior support and RTI
This valuable resource provides all the tools and strategies school leaders and teachers need to keep children focused on learning.
"A wonderful tool for administrators and teachers that offers child-centered resources and ideas to help our learners succeed, thereby making our classrooms more effective. The book contains tools to help our students think through their problems, learn social skills necessary in everyday life, and focus on positive results. I especially love the sample behavior reports, progress monitoring charts, and the self-monitoring chart. It is so effective to help students see that they are responsible for their actions and to make them partners in their education."
"This clearly written book provides a comprehensive review of programs and strategies that support positive behaviors in our schools. The connection between social behavior and academic achievement has long been recognized. The authors go beyond describing this link to clearly delineate the factors that must be addressed, including early intervention, the use of evidence-based practices, and progress monitoring. They also address the need for building and sustaining the supports necessary for success, such as partnerships with families and community agencies and culturally responsive teaching. This book is for educators and administrators who are committed to preventing problem behaviors in schools."
"The authors provide a rigorously researched, highly accessible resource for preventing, minimizing, and responding to students' challenging behaviors. A major strength is the wide array of evidence-based, culturally responsive practices presented in ways that school personnel can readily apply. Teachers, administrators, and related service personnel will find this well-sequenced text both motivating and instructive as they consider how best to address the academic and behavioral needs of their students."
The focus of this book is preventing behavior problems through the use of research-based approaches that address important issues, promote positive learning environments, and respond to all children's needs. The methods described include schoolwide programming, classroom-based strategies, individualized behavior plans, and communication with families and the community. All chapters are designed to help professionals address problems proactively and share the responsibility for providing the best possible learning opportunities for all students, especially for those students with emotional and behavioral problems. Like the first edition, the book is a collaborative work reflecting varied knowledge, expertise, and perspectives.
The second edition has been reorganized and restructured to include new chapters and eliminate old ones. The authors address current topics such as culturally diverse learners, RTI, and IDEIA. In addition, they discuss new research findings relevant to the topics covered throughout the book. Boxed vignettes titled an "An Illustration from Practice", included at the end of many chapters, demonstrate how the strategies have been implemented effectively in various situations.
New material expands the coverage of circumstances influencing behavior and the sphere of issues addressed. For example, the authors added strategies for promoting positive behavior as early as preschool, and addressed approaches for working with culturally and linguistically diverse students. The authors also added a concluding chapter summarizing the material and highlighting the connection between behavior and achievement.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Prevention Science and Practice