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Managing the Cycle of Acting-Out Behavior in the Classroom

Second Edition


© 2015 | 264 pages | Corwin

Minimize problem behavior and maximize student success!

Acting-out behavior by students manifests in ways that make classroom management and academic success very challenging.

In this time- and field-tested resource, Colvin and Scott present a system for understanding acting–out behavior in terms of seven phases and correcting it before it gets in the way of student engagement and learning. The newly updated edition draws on the latest research to deliver a clear roadmap for educators to assess acting-out behavior and to design effective interventions in a clear, systematic, and achievable matter.

Rooted in applied behavior analysis, sound instructional principles, and functional behavior assessment, Colvin and Scott’s method includes:

  • Strategies for each phase of the acting-out cycle—from structuring the classroom, to managing agitation and escalated behavior, to recovery
  • Case studies that distill concrete action steps from the book’s concepts
  • Checklists, tools, resources, and templates for applying the book’s principles to any classroom.  

No educator should be without this definitive guide to classroom management and social skill development that sets the stage for student success in school.

"This book is a must-have resource for any classroom teacher in today’s school setting. The authors have translated decades of behavioral research into teacher relevant language and provided real-world examples of how the behavioral support concepts and strategies work."
-Amy M. Owsley, First Grade Teacher
Clear Creek Elementary, Shelbyville, KY

"Colvin and Scott have developed a guide that provides teachers with the clear steps and tools to dramatically impact student behavior in any classroom."
-Sharon Carter, School improvement Specialist
Carter International Consulting

 

 
Introduction
 
Section One: A Proactive Approach
 
1. A Proactive Approach - Emphasizing Student Success
 
Section Two: A Model
 
2. Analyzing Acting-Out Behavior
 
3. A Seven-Phase Model for Describing Acting-Out Behavior
 
Section Three: Strategies for Managing Each Phase of the Acting-Out Cycle
 
4. Structuring the Classroom to Enhance Instruction, Phase 1
 
5. Instructional Practices for Engaging Students, Phase 1
 
6. Precorrection Strategies for Triggers, Phase 2
 
7. Functional Behavioral Assessment for Triggers, Phase 2
 
8. Teaching Social Skills for Managing Triggers, Phase 2
 
9. Calming Strategies for Managing Agitation, Phase 3
 
10. Defusing Strategies for Managing Acceleration, Phase 4
 
11. Safe Management Strategies for Peak Behavior, Phase 5
 
12. Reintegration Strategies for De-escalation, Phase 6
 
13. Resumption Strategies for Recovery, Phase 7
 
Section Four: Closing
 
14. Summary and Case Study
 
Appendices
 
References

"This book is a must-have resource for any classroom teacher in today’s school setting. The authors have translated decades of behavioral research into teacher relevant language and provided real-world examples of how the behavioral support concepts and strategies work. It includes helpful curriculum ideas, tables, classroom tools, and visuals for students. This book will be my new “go-to” resource on helping students with challenging behaviors."

Amy M. Owsley, First Grade Teacher
Clear Creek Elementary, Shelbyville, KY

"This book is a 'must have' resource for any teacher looking for a straightforward approach to teaching students how to manage their own behavior. Colvin and Scott have developed a guide that provides teachers with the clear steps and tools to dramatically impact student behavior in any classroom. "

Sharon Carter, School improvement Specialist, New York
Carter International Consulting

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