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ERIC Number: EJ977663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
RAP Coaching with Teachers
Currier, Suzanne; Shields, Julie; Chesman, Jodi; Langsam, Fred; Langsam, Jonathan; Strauss, Heather
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v20 n4 p28-30 Win 2012
Training for special education teachers rarely addresses how to work with students who are in crisis or who are displaying aggression. Often teachers are instructed that disruptive students should be punished or excluded from the classroom. The behavior management style becomes one of authority, power, and control rather than problem solving. Educators who work with students with emotional disabilities (ED) must develop skills and strategies beyond those of the general education classroom to help students cope with academic and other stressors. Teachers need practical strategies to implement restorative approaches with students presenting emotional and behavior problems. Response Ability Pathways (RAP) training was followed by coaching sessions to move from punitive strategies to build respect and accountability. It provides adults with a system to connect with youth, foster pro-social behavior, and address individual needs for belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland