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Colvin, Geoff; And Others – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
Discusses behavior management of confrontational situations in the classroom, including prevention, defusion, and follow-up. Strategies for defusion are suggested, such as focusing on the task rather than the attention-getting behavior, presenting options privately, reducing agitation, preteaching and presenting choices to establish limits, and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques
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Lazarus, Belinda Davis – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1998
Describes the use of photographs showing students engaging in appropriate behavior to prompt students to manage their own classroom behavior more effectively. The article gives examples of appropriate photographs and explains how to teach students to use the prompts. Inserts list photography resources and suggest classroom uses for digital…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Cues
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Walker, Hill M.; Sylwester, Robert – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1998
Considers the management of student noncompliance with specific requests, commands, or directives. The importance of preventing escalation of simple noncompliance to intensely hostile confrontations is stressed. Guidelines for fostering compliance and reducing refusal responses include creating a responsive, cooperative classroom environment,…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Compliance (Psychology), Discipline
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Johnson, Lewis R.; Johnson, Christine E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1999
Offers strategies for teaching students in all grades self-regulation skills for the purposes of behavior change. Discusses the importance of facilitating generalization, components of self-regulation, steps of self-regulation, selecting a target behavior, graphing and record keeping, and benefits and potential of teaching self-regulation skills.…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Generalization
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Gunter, Philip L.; And Others – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1995
This article presents empirical evidence of the positive effects on students' behavior and learning when teachers leave their desks and circulate about the room. Specific recommendations concerning effective proximity of teacher and student, optimal proximity of students to each other, and ways teachers can monitor their movement patterns are…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Lassman, Kelley A.; Jolivette, Kristine; Wehby, Joseph H. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1999
Describes collaborative behavioral contracting as applied to the reintegration of students with disabilities, using as an example the case of a 13-year old who had been in a self-contained program for students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders. Covers the development of a behavior management plan, writing the collaborative behavioral…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Behavioral Objectives, Case Studies