ERIC Number: ED355672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Tough To Reach, Tough To Teach: Students with Behavior Problems.
This book on students with behavior disorders is intended to serve as a resource on intervention strategies for regular education teachers, administrators, and support personnel. After an introductory chapter, a chapter on classroom climate considers setting limits, safety, trust, acceptance, and sense of purpose. The next chapter, on scheduling, stresses balancing individual and group activities and blending academic and behavioral needs. Chapter 4 takes up the topic of interventions, including the use of reinforcers, other techniques (e.g., teaching decision-making steps and setting group goals), dealing with setbacks, and touching. Instructional ideas in the areas of math, reading, science, social studies, spelling, and language are offered in chapter 5, and chapter 6, on dealing with changes, offers both general guidelines and specific suggestions for dealing with the upsets caused by changes in the routine, and especially with the profanity that often erupts as a consequence. The next-to-last chapter, on parent/teacher relations, considers false accusations of teacher misconduct, lack of parent involvement, bribery versus behavior management, the initial parent/teacher meeting, and examples of parent/teacher communications. The final chapter offers personal tips on preventing teacher burnout. Appendices, making up about half of the handbook, include sample lesson plan forms; worksheets; progress charts; notes to aides; notes to parents; decision-making sheets; ideas for instructional games; organizational projects for students; intervention tips; and checklists for intervention strategies. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Behavior Standards, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Discipline Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Positive Reinforcement, Remedial Instruction, Scheduling, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Skills
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22090 (Stock No. P387, $20; $14 members).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.