DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
QUICK Responses for Reducing Misbehavior and Suspensions: A Behavioral Toolbox for Classroom and School Leaders Paperback – July 14, 2021 by Gavoni Paul (Author), Krukauskas Frank (Author), Gormley Eric (Author), Houvouras Andrew (Author), Costa Anika (Author)
Are you a teacher, administrator, behavior analyst, or a professional supporting schools where misbehavior has a consistent negative impact on morale and student achievement? Is your schoolwide positive behavior support system failing to meet your needs? Are suspensions and issues related disproportionality growing?
If so, you aren’t alone. But this book can help. If you are like most teachers and school leaders, you’ve received little to no training in behavior or classroom management. This is shocking given that most educators leaving the field commonly cite issues with misbehavior as one of the primary reasons. You shouldn’t be put in a position where you are trying to figure out how to deal with behavioral issues through trial and error. This is ineffective, and inefficient. You deserve better. To help remedy this, using the collective 80 plus years of experience in education, the authors wrote this book to guide you through a simple framework for embedding a system of responding to misbehavior in and out of the class that will improve both student behavior and achievement. Listen, conquering behavioral issues, especially when they are prevalent across the school, can be challenging. It requires a systematic and team effort involving both classroom, school leaders, and everybody else. When there is a breakdown in even one part of the system, it impacts the rest. The breakdown might be as simple as one classroom having a number of behavioral issues, or a well-intended administrator placing students in the wrong area following misbehavior that led to removal from the classroom. Sometimes this impact is small. Other times it can have a large ripple effect that builds momentum like a behavioral avalanche and has a devastating impact on the climate and culture of the school. As such, you can’t really consider reducing misbehavior, at least not larger scale changes, without making the connection between what happens inside of the classroom to what happens outside of it. In the most successful schools, classroom and school leaders prevent and address behavioral issues through a unified and systematic approach. Therefore, it’s important that each understand their own role and responsibility as well as the role and responsibility of the other that help to make up this system. If you are struggling with misbehavior, why wait? This book has the toolbox that you’ve been looking for!