50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior: Simple Solutions to Complex Challenges

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Eye On Education, 2010 - Education - 130 pages
In a lively and engaging style, Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker share 50 simple, straightforward techniques for improving student behavior and increasing student cooperation, participation, and achievement. Each practical, well-defined strategy can be applied in classrooms of all grade levels and subjects. Strategies include: (1) How to make students more responsible; (2) How to nip behavior problems in the bud; (3) Learning what to overlook; (4) Establishing classroom rules and procedures; and (5) Teaching in small bites (It makes students hungrier!) Contents include: (1) Meet and Greet; (2) a Letter of Introduction; (3) Tools for Rules and Procedures; (4) Are You All Right?; (5) Stay Near, Dear; (6) Believe in Them!; (7) Meting Out the Seating; (8) Happy Notes to Parents; (9) Their Own Notes to Parents; (10) Make Them Responsible; (11) Stress Success, Not Duress; (12) Enthusiasm Breeds Enthusiasm; (13) Pry for Why; (14) a Laugh is Half; (15) Student or Teaching Problem?; (16) Learn What to Overlook; (17) If You Sweat, They Win; (18) Defuse the Bully; (19) Hold Private Practice Sessions; (20) Speak Awfully Softly; (21) Teaching in Small Bites Makes Them Hungrier; (22) Saving "Gotcha" for Behaving; (23) Find the Gleaming and Redeeming; (24) Join the Ranks of Thanks; (25) Humiliation Breeds Retaliation; (26) Beware the 90/10 Rule; (27) We Care About Those Who Care About Us; (28) As Nice, Polite, and Motivated as you?; (29) Unmask the Mask; (30) Don't Let the Mood Brood; (31) Who's the Most Positive?; (32) Become Interested in Their Interests; (33) a Favor as a Lifesaver; (34) Admit Your Mistakes; (35) Seeing Eye to Eye; (36) Bell-to-Bell Teaching; (37) Smile, Smile, Smile!; (38) Teaching with Urgency; (39) Make it Doable and Chewable; (40) Brag About Them to Others; (41) The Diversion Excursion; (42) Change the Way They Think; (43) Nip It in the Bud; (44) Discover the Beams of Their Dreams; (45) Work that Body Language!; (46) No Rest for the Weary; (47) a Little Guilt Trip Goes a Long Way; (48) Teach Them to Cope or They'll Create a Way!; (49) Listen, Listen, Listen!; And (50) Only a Fool Loses His Cool.
 

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