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We are proud to announce that Challenging Behavior in Elementary and Middle School has won a Texty Award for Textbook Excellence. The prize, presented by the Text and Academic Authors Association, honors a book for its teachability, organization, interest, and appeal. To learn more, click here.

A true survival manual

Written by an educator and consultant who has spent 30 years working with children and families and a writer who specializes in education, Challenging Behavior in Elementary and Middle School is a comprehensive and indispensable resource for everyone who plans to work—or is currently working—in elementary and middle schools.

This new book presents in-depth background information and strategies to help pre-service and practicing teachers understand, prevent, and address the behavior problems found so often in today’s schools. The evidence-based techniques at the heart of the text work with the most difficult behaviors, benefit every child in the classroom, and can be used alone or together, creating tools suitable for many different children and situations.

The text brings together in one practical, academically rigorous, user-friendly volume facts and methods drawn from neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, special education, classroom management, child development, cross-cultural research, and proactive social and emotional skills programs.

In addition to chapters on positive behavior support, functional assessment, and preventing challenging behavior, the book includes chapters on self-reflection, the teacher-child relationship, inclusion, bullying, culture, and partnerships with families. It also presents vital background on aggressive and antisocial behavior, the teenage brain, and risk factors for challenging behavior, as well as information on how to build resilience by focusing on children’s strengths. Every chapter ends with discussion questions, and many feature short case scenarios with problems to solve.

Once again Kaiser and Rasminsky have written a compelling and necessary resource for teachers everywhere, a true survival manual for novices and veterans alike.

Challenging behavior can turn a classroom upside down

When a student with challenging behavior comes into their lives, teachers often find themselves at a loss, unable to turn things around or help the child behave appropriately. Often they feel overwhelmed, frustrated, defeated.

Challenging Behavior in Elementary and Middle School can save the day! Barbara Kaiser has walked in your shoes and knows what works and what doesn’t. She and Judy Sklar Rasminsky have gathered a variety of research-based strategies into one practical, user-friendly package. Used in combination or alone, these techniques can help you to succeed with almost any child or situation you encounter.

Even though Challenging Behavior in Elementary and Middle School is a textbook, the authors never forget the needs and interests of practicing teachers. This book will extend and update your knowledge base, remind you of tricks you’d forgotten, give you new insights, and reaffirm the importance of your role—as well as provide you with effective new ways to approach challenging behavior.

Challenging Behavior in Elementary and Middle School can help you if

  • You are educating future and/or practicing teachers
  • You are studying to become a teacher or are doing your practicum in an elementary or middle school
  • You are teaching in an elementary or middle school
  • You are working with children in another context, such as an after-school or recreation program or a social services agency

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