One of the primary goals of education is to ensure that children learn varied and complex self-management skills to become more self assured, more self reliant, and responsible for their own behavior, as well as to succeed academically. Although learning experiences designed to actively teach self-management techniques are usually directed toward children with severe academic and behavior problems, these skills are also extremely beneficial for the general student population. An excellent resource for school-based practitioners who wish to address the needs of all school-aged children and adolescents, this book presents practical approaches for designing and implementing self-management interventions in school settings.
Since the early 1800's, children have been taught and encouraged to function as instructional agents for their classroom peers. However, it was not until the last decade that peer-mediated intervention was studied in a rigorous, systematic fashion. The purpose of this edited volume is to provide an up-to-date and complete account of empirical research that addresses the general efficacy of classroom peers as behavior change agents. As a result of various social and legal developments, such as the passage of Public Law 94-142 and its accompanying demand for indi vidualized instruction, peer-mediated interventions seem likely to prolif erate. As I have noted elsewhere (Strain, this volume), close adherence to the principle of individualized programming has rendered obsolete the "adults only" model of classroom instruction. Whether the utilization of peers in the instructional process comes to be viewed by school personnel as a positive adjunct to daily classroom practices depends in large mea sure on our ability to carefully design, conduct, and communicate the findings of applied research. I trust that this volume will function both to accurately communicate existing findings and to stimulate further study. My colleagues who have generously contributed their time and skill to this volume have my deepest appreciation. They have performed their various tasks in a timely, professional manner and, in my opinion, have provided considerable insight into the problems and potentials of peers as instructional agents.
Changing student behavior, whether academic or social, is a goal of all teachers and parents. This book simplifies the behavior change strategies and makes them easy to understand and implement. These strategies are especially appropriate for children with learning and deportment problems. The book demonstrates how easily behavior modification can be implemented in the classroom and the home.
Volume II: Writing and Producing for Television and Film
Author: Esta de Fossard
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The book demonstrates how to create TV and FILM DRAMAS that encourage people to make positive behavioral changes to improve their lives. The book teaches people how to: • Create SERIAL OR STAND-ALONE DRAMAS that will appeal to a select audience • Create characters that represent and attract the target audience • Introduce subtle and convincing ways to improve the standard of living of the audience • Conduct design workshops for preparing design documents that help script writers create ‘convincing’ dramas containing the behavior-change message accurately
In the decade preceeding the original publication of this book the discipline of behaviour analysis was becoming increasingly influential in educational circles, but many of the practices we now take for granted were still being pioneered. This book considers the place of behaviour analysis in education and describes work on behavioural classroom management in British schools. Four further chapters consider the behavioural approach to teaching in both primary and secondary schools in terms of tutoring at home and for use with emotionally disturbed children. The book concludes with chapters on the role of theory in and an ethical appraisal of behavioural methods.
Progress in Behavior Modification, Volume 8 covers the developments in the study of behavior modification. The book discusses the conceptual issues and treatment interventions for obsessive-compulsives; the behavioral study of clinical phobias; and fear reduction techniques with children. The text also describes the behavioral treatments for marital discord; the behavioral treatment of headaches; and the behavioral assessment and treatment of clinical pain. The modification of academic performance in the grade school classroom is also considered. Psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, and educators will find the book invaluable.
What if you could use a handpicked set of tools to help children redirect their classroom behavior from dysfunctional to positive? Improving Student Behavior: The Success Diary Approach is a step-by-step guide to promoting your students’ personal development. This book introduces The Success Diary, a novel, easy-to-use method for involving students in their own behavior modification plans. Designed by an experienced school psychologist, this guide consolidates approaches from various schools of behavioral intervention and integrates them into a streamlined, adaptable framework for teachers looking to engage with children’s unique personalities, skills, motivations, and support systems to create lasting behavioral change. Through these flexible, common-sense guidelines and activities, you can empower your students to participate in working towards better behaviors and healthy social-emotional development.
A Step-by-Step Implementation Guide to the Effective Use of Classroom Consequences
Author: Dr. Howie Knoff
Publisher: Project ACHIEVE Press
The book demonstrates how to create RADIO DRAMAS that encourage people to make positive behavioral changes to improve their lives. It provides instructions, examples, and samples on the creation of serial or stand-alone radio dramas that will attract the attention of audiences.The book teaches people how to: • Create RADIO DRAMAS that will appeal to a select audience • Create characters that represent and attract the target audience • Introduce subtle and convincing ways to improve the standard of living of the audience • Conduct design workshops for preparing design documents that help script writers create ‘convincing’ dramas containing the behavior-change message accurately
Every teacher knows that the foundation of a good learning environment is effective behaviour management. Without the right attitude, resources and techniques, behaviour problems can disrupt classes, consume the teacher's time and subsequently affect the education and well-being of all the children. This book is brimming with quick, easy and effective techniques to help keep children focused on their work and engaged in appropriate behaviour within the classroom. Based on Nicola S.Morgan's years of experience teaching and managing a range of challenging behaviours in the classroom, the book provides practical and do-able strategies that work and includes worksheets, rewards and other fully photocopiable resources. The ideas are all based around an original framework developed by the author called The 10 Rs for Behaviour Management. T he 10 Rs is a term for a group of strategies that are efficient 'tried and tested' techniques for managing children in the classroom, no matter what the behavioural difficulties are. They aim to prevent the occurrence of behaviour difficulties, or if problems do occur, they show how to quickly re-establish appropriate behaviour. The behavior management ideas and resources in this book will provide invaluable practical support for teachers, learning support assistants, teaching assistants and trainee teachers.
Volume lll: Using Entertainment–Education for Distance Education
Author: Esta de Fossard
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A valuable resource for creating distance education programs for radio, TV, Internet and mobile, using an entertainment–education approach. This volume explains how to integrate education into an entertaining format so that it holds people’s attention while enabling them to improve their health and lifestyle. It also demonstrates how mobile technologies can be used for educating frontline health workers as well as the communities they serve. This book offers many examples of such programs and provides essential guidance on: • Understanding precisely what knowledge must be imparted to the communities and how. • Why mobile technology is the new and most important platform for delivering educational content. • How educational programs can be designed for developing countries in a sustainable way.
With an emphasis on the application of theory and research to practice, this textbook presents current and future public health professionals with a range of methods geared towards helping people make healthy choices, from informing the individual to modifying the surroundings and circumstances that drive decision-making.
This book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on theory, research, and applications in human behavior change. Chapters from clinical, developmental, and community psychology and education are united by common principles and an emphasis on culture and context. The contributions of Roland Tharp to each of these fields are highlighted. The roles of parents, teachers, peers, families, schools, and neighborhoods are explored. Topics include behavior therapy, child development and culture, community programs, delinquency prevention, youth mentoring, instructional conversation, school reform, teacher professional development, and culturally relevant instruction. For each topic, new research challenges are identified. This volume is recommended for a variety of courses in psychology and education.
In When the Adults Change, Everything Changes, Paul Dix upends the debate on behaviour management in schools and offers effective tips and strategies that serve to end the search for change in children and turn the focus back on the adults. You can buy in the best behaviour tracking software, introduce 24/7 detentions or scream "NO EXCUSES" as often as you want - but ultimately the solution lies with the behaviour of the adults. It is the only behaviour over which we have absolute control. Drawing on anecdotal case studies, scripted interventions and approaches which have been tried and tested in a range of contexts, from the most challenging urban comprehensives to the most privileged international schools, behaviour training expert and Pivotal Education director Paul Dix advocates an inclusive approach that is practical, transformative and rippling with respect for staff and learners. An approach in which behavioural expectations and boundaries are exemplified by people, not by a thousand rules that nobody can recall. When the Adults Change, Everything Changesllustrates how, with their traditional sanction- and exclusion-led methods, the "punishment brigade" are losing the argument. It outlines how each school can build authentic practice on a stable platform, resulting in shifts in daily rules and routines, in how we deal with the angriest learners, in restorative practice and in how we appreciate positive behaviour. Each chapter is themed and concludes with three helpful checklists - Testing, Watch out for and Nuggets - designed to help you form your own behaviour blueprint. Throughout the book both class teachers and school leaders will find indispensable advice about how to involve all staff in developing a whole school ethos built on kindness, empathy and understanding. Suitable for all head teachers, school leaders, teachers, NQTs and classroom assistants - in any phase or context, including SEND and alternative provision settings - who are looking to upgrade their own classroom management or school behaviour plan.. When the Adults Change, Everything Changes is a fabulous, must-read book for all educators and people working with children and young adults. The strategies should be adopted by all schools as a blueprint for behaviour. If it were, it would dramatically improve learning, make children feel safer and positively change lives. This book oozes common sense and made me significantly reflect on my own practice. I can't wait to share this book with my colleagues and prove, with this evidence, that when the adults change, everything changes! - Rob Hacking, Assistant Head Teacher, Leopold Primary School
The purpose of this book is to provide a process for the development of effective community-wide health behaviour programmes for children and adolescents. Significant behaviour change among young people across a variety of behaviors and community-based research studies has been achieved through programmes that have been created on this ten-step process.