You don't need to be a psychiatrist to handle student behavior, but you do need to understand the purpose of a student's misbehavior in order to correct the behavior and be an effective teacher with all students. And it's important to the whole school that teacher attitudes, positions, and actions be uniform and consistent. This book helps you...
Understand exactly how students' primary and secondary needs can and do influence behaviors in the classroom and at home.
Develop professional attitudes toward discipline problems — and learn the laws and principles of managing people which teach us the predictable responses of students to our actions.
Adopt a strategic position in discipline situations that facilitates success rather than causes academic failure.
Acquire specific actions which can be employed immediately in discipline situations.
The accompanying study guide provides activities and reflection questions that can be completed individually, in pairs, or in groups to achieve professional growth and implement best practices.