New Courses: Managing Challenging Behavior

New Courses: Managing Challenging Behavior

All teachers know there's more to the job than just teaching. You also have to prevent and address disruptive behavior so your students can focus on learning. You have to be the  width=manager in your classroom. Fortunately, effective classroom management is a skill everyone can learnIt requires that you effectively implement daily practices based in applied behavioral analysis.

The A-B-C Model

One tool that applied behavioral analysis provides to educators is the A-B-C Model. The A-B-C Model serves as a blueprint for all classroom management.  In this model, the “A” stands for antecedent and refers to all the environmental factors that come before a problem behavior occurs. The “B” stands for the problematic behavior itself. And the “C” stands for the consequence - either positive or negative - that follows the student's behavior.  The A-B-C Model helps educators understand classroom behavior and lends itself to the design of meaningful behavior management systems.

To help educators in managing challenging behavior, we have just added two new courses to Exceptional Child, written by Dr. Kaye Otten.

Managing Challenging Behavior: Antecedent Strategies

This course focuses on antecedent strategies from tier one of the Positive Behavior Support framework. These are interventions that individual teachers can implement, regardless of whether or not their entire school embraces the mindset. In this course, we'll explore three critical tier one components:

  • Expectations, Procedures and Routines
  • Environmental Design (and)
  • Instructional Design

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Managing Challenging Behavior: Consequence Strategies

In this course, we'll focus on tier one consequence strategies from the Positive Behavior Support framework. These are strategies that individual teachers can implement, regardless of whether or not their entire school embraces the mindset. In this course, we'll explore three critical tier one consequence components:

  • Positive Behavior Recognition
  • Consistent Instructional Response (and)
  • Data-Based Decision Making

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About Dr. Kaye Otten

Dr. Kaye Otten is a nationally recognized behavior and autism specialist. She has worked with students with behavior challenges for more than 25 years as a classroom teacher, special educator and behavior specialist. Kaye is the co-author of How to Reach and Teach Children with Challenging Behavior: Practical, Ready-to-Use Interventions That Work and is also a popular presenter nationally and internationally, providing professional development workshops and speaking at professional conferences. Dr. Otten is currently an assistant professor of special education at the University of Central Missouri.

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