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“The content is crucial for classroom teachers who want to help children learn alternatives to aggression. The authors don't just ‘talk the talk,’ they ‘walk the walk.’”

—Deborah Alexander-Davis

Educational Consultant

“The authors provide a clear rationale for teaching values and behaviors that can go a long way toward building learning communities.”

—Barbara K. Given, Codirector, Adolescent and Adult Learning Research Center

George Mason University

Use these innovative strategies and provide positive role models for classroom and schoolwide behavior!

From the authors of the Discipline with Dignity series, this practical resource offers the best motivational practices that make difficult students want to behave. This book emphasizes specific things to say and do to stop most problems before they start and how to handle disruptive student incidents without losing your dignity or attacking ...

Why Kids Misbehave and What to Do About It
Why kids misbehave and what to do about it

Educators are more effective when they take time to understand the underlying reasons behind why kids misbehave. If we don't understand why, treating the misbehavior is much more difficult. If two people have a headache, one might have minor eye strain and another might have a brain tumor. Naturally, the treatment for each would be drastically differently, even though the symptom is exactly the same.

It is often difficult to figure out why a kid is misbehaving. To simplify, virtually every student who misbehaves fits into one of the following four categories: they lack awareness, they believe they are stupid or hopeless, they want to look good in front ...

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