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Managing Unmanageable Students

Managing Unmanageable Students
Practical Solutions for Administrators

December 1999 | 192 pages | Corwin
This practical, easy-to-read resource helps administrators gain the tools they need to make their schools safe and humane learning environments for all students. The top ten behaviour problems of today's students, practical advice on how to use data to improve student behavior, insight on how to structure a functional behaviour assessment plan that works, a behaviour function grid, sample plans that have worked with actual students, and a list of 50 things you can do tomorrow to improve student behaviour are included, along with ready-to-use forms to observe and document student behaviour. It's a valuable resource for principals, teachers, and parents.
List of Forms and Exhibits
About the Authors
1. Managing Unmanageable Students: Who Needs to Change?
2. What You Need to Know
3. What You Need to Do
4. Rewards and How to Use Them Effectively
5. Punishment: What It Is and How to Make It Work for You
6. Effective Teachers Equal Effective Students: Critical Teaching Behaviors
7. Learning: The Magic Wand for Good Behavior
8. The Proactive Principal: Fifty Things You Can Do Tomorrow
Appendix A: Reference Tools for Principals
Appendix B: Practical Tools for Teachers
Appendix C: Resource Library for the Parents of Elementary School Students

"Managing Unmanageable Students is a powerful resource for today’s principals . . .The research, the tools, and the well-conceived plan are all invaluable to school leaders seeking practical solutions that will result in both positive behaviors and academic success for all students."

Dr. Vincent L. Ferrandino
Executive Director, NAESP

"Thank goodness for McEwan and Damer! They have provided a nontechnical and readable approach to behavior management that is based on knowledge and experience." 

Jane S. Rice, Director of Special Services
Spotsylvania County Schools, VA

"This book represents best practice approaches in dealing with maladaptive behavior, and it bases behavior management on a sound, relevant, instructional foundation." 

Jon Rosell, Executive Vice President
Heartspring; Wichita, KS

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Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins

Elaine K. McEwan is an educational consultant with The McEwan-Adkins Group, offering professional development for educators to assist them in meeting the challenges of literacy learning in Grades Pre K-6. A former teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts, Elaine is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than three dozen books for educators. Her Corwin Press titles include Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools: Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies for Principals, Second Edition (2006), Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers: Using... More About Author

Mary K. Damer

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ISBN: 9780803967861