Comprehensive Behavior Management: Schoolwide, Classroom, and Individualized Approaches supports teachers in preventing management problems and responding to unwanted behavior when it occurs in classrooms. The text offers a comprehensive presentation of three levels of behavior management strategies: individual, classroom, and schoolwide, all three of which contribute to a positive learning environment. A social learning emphasis in which human behavior is viewed within an ecological framework is integrated throughout the text. Application of this information is supported by a range of pedagogical devices such as vignettes, examples, strategies, and activities to show teachers how to manage behavior effectively. The analysis and applications in this text cover both general education and special education strategies.
Chapter 7: Preliminary Considerations
After studying this chapter, you should be able to
- explain why it is important to have good classroom management skills,
- illustrate effective classroom arrangements,
- characterize nonverbal communication methods,
- depict how to set effective classroom rules,
- describe how rule-governed behavior is learned,
- illustrate how to establish routines,
- describe how to use precorrection,
- explain the importance of social skills training,
- depict the different group-oriented management approaches,
- explain how to implement the Good Behavior Game,
- describe how Think Time® can be used in the classroom,
- characterize the advantages and disadvantages of each of the ...