Happy Kids Don't Punch You in the Face: A Guide to Eliminating Aggressive Behavior in School, 1st Edition

  • Ben Springer
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  • ISBN-10: 1506392822
  • ISBN-13: 9781506392820
  • DDC: 371.7
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Take a positive approach to behavior intervention for results that work―and last! When there’s a nuclear meltdown happening in your classroom, this book is your trusted guide on what to do in the heat of the moment, and how you can prevent future incidents. These field-tested strategies integrate principles of behavioral intervention with the best practices of positive psychology. Inside you’ll find: ready-to-use tools and guidelines; practical guidance developed from the author’s extensive experience training educators; solutions that work now and support each student’s future well-being; and a deliberate focus at the classroom, building, and system level.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Overview: What This Book Will Do for You.
About the Author.
Introduction the Lentil Incident.
1: The Roots of Aggression and the Coercive Cycle.
2: What Does Not Work.
3: The Triang of Power Systems of Prevention and You.
4: Happy Kids Don't Punch You in the Face.
5: Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
6: Optimistic Teaming.
Bringing It All Toget the Step-by-Stepyou in the Face” Process.
Conclusion Where Are They Now? Student Snapshots!.
Appendix A: The Coercive Cycle and How to Break It!.
Appendix B: RIP Catharsis.
Appendix C: RIP Corporal Punishment.
Appendix D: The Better Reprimand.
Appendix E: Differential Reinforcement of Incompatible Behavior (DRI).
Appendix F: Identifying Core Beliefs When Considering Discipline.
Appendix G: List of Evidence-Based Screening Tools.
Appendix H: Steps to Conduct a Basic Pilot (Feasibility) Study in Your District to Screen for Behavioral Problems in Students.
Appendix I: Influence Tips From Robert Cialdini.
Appendix J: Applications of RICH Theory to IEP Goals and BIP Goals.
Appendix K: The Replacement Behavior Race.
Appendix L: Reinforcement Checklist.
Appendix M: Functional Behavioral Assessment Form.
Appendix N: Sample Behavior Intervention Plan Write-Up.
Appendix O: Behavior Data Infographic.
Appendix P: “Hello There, Elephant” Worksheet.
Appendix Q: Thought Replacement Exercises.
Appendix R: Emergency Contact Information Form (Template).