Social-Emotional Learning

Early Social-Emotional Development: Your Guide to Promoting Children’s Positive Behavior

With expulsion rates three times higher in pre-K classrooms than in K–12 classrooms*, behavior is one of the biggest and most pressing challenges faced by early childhood educators and providers. Find research-based guidance and strategies in this book, an essential resource for professionals working with children from birth to age 5. You’ll start with a comprehensive, reader-friendly overview of early ...

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Tackling the Tough Stuff: A Home Visitor’s Guide to Supporting Families at Risk

Home visits with at-risk families present unique, complex challenges that professionals must be ready to address with skill and sensitivity. The problem-solving framework in this practical guide will help home visitors manage even the most difficult on-the-job challenges—and support and empower vulnerable families of children birth to 3. The authors’ PAUSE framework (Perceive, Ask, Understand, Strategize, and Evaluate) walks home ...

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Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children: The Early Childhood Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support

Now early childhood professionals have their own guide to the popular Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) model—the research-proven, family-centered approach used in schools nationwide to resolve challenging behaviors. Developed by top behavior experts, this practical, reader-friendly guidebook shows you how to improve the social-emotional development and prevent challenging behaviors of young children in preschool settings by: Preventing behavior problems Teaching proactive communication and ...

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Family-Centered Early Intervention: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Natural Environments

Aligned with DEC recommended practices and CEC standards! A must for future early interventionists, this introductory text prepares professionals to support infants and toddlers with special needs and their families—and address the OSEP child outcomes so critical to a program’s success. Focusing on the specific needs and challenges of children from birth to three, the book gathers more than a ...

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The Teacher’s Pocket Guide for Positive Behavior Support

What should teachers do when universal Tier 1 behavior supports don’t sufficiently meet the needs of all children? Next steps can be tricky to navigate when students appear at risk for developing recurring problem behavior—and that’s why every teacher needs this concise, strategy-packed guidebook on targeted behavior intervention and support. Authors Tim Knoster and Robin Drogan are in-demand experts with ...

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Supporting Students with Emotional and Behavioral Problems: Prevention & Intervention Strategies

Severe social, emotional, and behavioral challenges can be major obstacles to your students’ academic success. Break down those barriers with the research-based interventions in this book, your guide to addressing serious problem behaviors in K-12 classrooms. Aligned with recommended practices for schoolwide positive behavior supports (SWPBS), this book presents a highly effective tiered approach that helps you develop school- and ...

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Restore the Respect: How to Mediate School Conflicts & Keep Students Learning

Unresolved conflicts in schools build barriers to learning, including low motivation, lack of focus, and disruptive behaviors that remove students from the classroom. When teacher-student conflicts occur, the negative effects can be long-lasting without a safe and structured way to repair the relationship. This reader-friendly guidebook has a concrete, evidence-based solution: an easy and effective 50-minute mediation technique for teachers ...

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Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Families: A Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support for Home and Community

The popular, research-based Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) model is used in schools and childcare settings nationwide to address challenging behaviors in children with and without disabilities. Now, with the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Families (PTR-F) model in this accessible guidebook, you can use this proven approach with families to help them resolve their child’s challenging behavior in their own homes and communities. Developed by ...

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Evidence-Based Strategies for Effective Classroom Management

Classroom management is critical to successful teaching, but many K–12 teachers struggle with it. Evidence-Based Strategies for Effective Classroom Management distills the research into easy-to-implement strategies teachers can use to promote a productive and safe learning environment. Chapters provide evidence-based guidelines for implementing classwide prevention strategies, token economies, group contingencies, and self-management interventions. Procedures for evaluating intervention effectiveness and individualizing ...

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Webinar: Building Resilience in Special Educators

Special educators have demanding jobs that require high levels of energy and resilience. You’re probably stressed by these demands, but haven’t been prepared to effectively manage it all. Eventually, job stress escalates to the level of burnout, which has far-reaching consequences that ultimately impact students. With effective coping resources, however,you can build resilience to burnout, optimize your job performance, and ...

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Recognize, Respond, Report: Preventing and Addressing Bullying of Students with Special Needs

Bullying in schools is a national problem that affects a high percentage of students with disabilities. This ready-to-use guidebook gives K–12 educators, administrators, and school counselors the research-based interventions they need to stop bullying in its tracks—and prevent it before it starts. Recognize, Respond, Report presents the core components of preventing and addressing bullying and disability-based harassment at the district ...

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Direct Behavior Rating: Linking Assessment, Communication, and Intervention

This practical guide shows how to harness the potential of direct behavior rating (DBR) as a tool for assessment, intervention, and communication in schools. DBR can be used rapidly and efficiently in PreK-12 classrooms to support positive behavior and promote self-management. The authors and contributors provide concrete examples of ways to implement DBR strategies within multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). ...

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Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn

To succeed in school, students need more than subject area knowledge—they often must learn how to learn. Self-regulation, an executive functioning skill, describes the ways that students focus attention on achieving success. Self-regulated learners find personal value in learning, develop effective study habits, welcome challenges, seek help, and use failure as a learning tool. This user-friendly guide makes the process ...

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Cooling Down Your Classroom: Using Yoga, Relaxation and Breathing Strategies to Help Students Learn to Keep Their Cool

Cooling Down Your Classroom offers over 190 pages of yoga-centered wellness designed for teachers interested in cultivating a relaxed classroom environment. Strategies teach students skills that help them recognize and mindfully address their internal and external stressors, thus encouraging higher productivity and focused classroom behavior. By Carla Tantillo. 2012. 194 pages. ISBN 978-0-692-00175-2. #S6211.

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Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood

A CEC-Routledge co-publication, Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood focuses on research-based strategies to address challenging behaviors of children during early childhood and elementary school years. Utilizing research from the fields of neuroscience, child development, child psychiatry, counselling and applied behavior analysis, the author suggests simple strategies for teachers to manage behaviors and promote mental health ...

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