A Teacher's Guide To Preventing Behavior Problems In The Elementary Classroom by Stephen W. SmithA Teacher's Guide To Preventing Behavior Problems In The Elementary Classroom by Stephen W. Smith

A Teacher's Guide To Preventing Behavior Problems In The Elementary Classroom

byStephen W. Smith, Mitchell L. Yell

Paperback | June 1, 2012

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This guide includes straightforward, feasible, and evidence-based strategies designed to prevent behavior problems in K-5 classrooms and encourages teachers to be proactive in classroom management. Its emphasis on preventing behavior problems before they occur enables teachers to run their classrooms more efficiently and experience less frustration, while also increasing students learning. Chapters are devoted to organization and structure, effective instruction, prevention and intervention techniques, responding to student misbehavior and relationship building. Using real-life classroom scenarios, this guide equips teachers with management techniques that break the common cycle of frustration, aggression, rejection, and hostility, so they can create positive classroom environments.

Dr. Mitchell Yell is the Fred and Francis Lester Chair and a Professor in the Programs in Special Education at USC.  Dr. Yell received his Ph.D. degree in 1992 from the University of Minnesota in Special Education with an emphasis in emotional and behavior disorders and Special Education Administration. Prior to going to the Universit...
Title:A Teacher's Guide To Preventing Behavior Problems In The Elementary ClassroomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.9 × 7.3 × 0.4 inPublished:June 1, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0137147414

ISBN - 13:9780137147410


Table of Contents

Chapter 1         Preventing Behavior Problems:The Foundation for Classroom Management


Chapter 2         Creating a Positive Classroom Environment (with T. Rowand Robinson)


Chapter 3         Structuring and Organizing the Classroom


Chapter 4         Understanding and Fostering Teacher–Student Relationships to Prevent                                        

                                 Behavior Problems (Christopher L. Van Loan and Mike Marlowe)


Chapter 5         Conducting Meetings in the Classroom


Chapter 6         Preventing Problem Behavior Through Effective Teaching (with R. Allan Allday)


Chapter 7         Using Specific Prevention and Intervention Techniques


Chapter 8         Responding to Problem Behavior in the Classroom


Chapter 9         Providing Students with Skills to Independently Make Wise Behavioral Choices                              

                                 (with Erika Nicsinger)


Chapter 10       Putting It All Together

Editorial Reviews

Easy to follow and filled with practical ideas which are supported by research.   Good blend of vignettes, practical information, and relevant research. The writing style is structured but practitioner-friendly. - Gail Hartin, Ph.D., Professor, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas   Using charts, classroom scenarios that provide a basis for understanding the concepts presented, and listing specific techniques and strategies when handling students who are misbehaving; [this book] allows a novice reader and practitioner opportunities to learn and grow as a professional, in the field of education. - Melodie Santana, Professor, School of Education, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California