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Managing the Cycle of Acting-Out Behavior in the Classroom 2ed

by Geoffrey T Colvin and Terrance M Scott Corwin Press
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Pbk 264 pages
AU$62.00 NZ$64.35
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This book presents an insightful model depicting acting-out behavior in terms of seven phases. The characteristics of each phase are fully described using many examples. Strategies are then presented in detail for interventions that can be used for each phase. For the reader, the book specifically touches on:

• The seven phases: calm, trigger, agitation, acceleration, peak, de-escalation, recovery.
• How the model is ideal K-12 general, special educators, and support staff.
• How applied behavior analysis, classroom engagement, engagement, functional behavior assessment, and social skills play important roles.

Section One: A Proactive Approach
1. A Proactive Approach - Emphasizing Student Success
Section Two: A Model
2. Analyzing Acting-Out Behavior
3. A Seven-Phase Model for Describing Acting-Out Behavior
Section Three: Strategies for Managing Each Phase of the Acting-Out Cycle
4. Structuring the Classroom to Enhance Instruction, Phase 1
5. Instructional Practices for Engaging Students, Phase 1
6. Precorrection Strategies for Triggers, Phase 2
7. Functional Behavioral Assessment for Triggers, Phase 2
8. Teaching Social Skills for Managing Triggers, Phase 2
9. Calming Strategies for Managing Agitation, Phase 3
10. Defusing Strategies for Managing Acceleration, Phase 4
11. Safe Management Strategies for Peak Behavior, Phase 5
12. Reintegration Strategies for De-escalation, Phase 6
13. Resumption Strategies for Recovery, Phase 7
Section Four: Closing
14. Summary and Case Study

'This book is a must-have resource for any classroom teacher in today and rsquo;s school setting. The authors have translated decades of behavioral research into teacher relevant language and provided real-world examples of how the behavioral support concepts and strategies work. It includes helpful curriculum ideas, tables, classroom tools, and visuals for students. This book will be my new and ldquo;go-to and rdquo; resource on helping students with challenging behaviors.' Amy M. Owsley, First Grade Teacher
Geoff Colvin draws on his experience as a classroom teacher and administrator, researcher at the University of Oregon, and national public school consultant. Recognized as a national expert on the subjects of school safety and violence prevention, Colvin has provided inservice training for teachers and administrators in more than 100 school districts and agencies nationally and internationally. He recently served as research associate at the University of Oregon and independent consultant in the areas of schoolwide discipline, school climate, school safety, and violence prevention, and has also directed a juvenile detention school and a program for seriously emotionally disturbed youth. Colvin has authored more than sixty publications, books, book chapters, journal articles, and video programs on the subject of teaching and managing students with problem behavior.