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

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Eye On Education, 2010 - Education - 130 pages
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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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Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his profession. Recognized as a leading presenter in the fields of education and leadership, his message has resonated with over a million professionals around the world. One of the nation's leading authorities on employee motivation and leadership effectiveness, Whitaker has written over twenty books and has been invited to present in all fifty states and numerous countries around the world. He is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. Todd and his wife Beth, also a professor at Indiana State University, have three children: Katherine, Madeline, and Harrison.

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