Teaching is an art, but it s one that can be improved with science. Based on what we have learned in the field of psychology, The Behavior Code gives teachers the tools to transform the behavior patterns of some of their most challenging students. By using this essential book, teachers instead of punishing or writing off troubled students can get them onto a path for success. --Geoffrey Canada, president and ceo, Harlem Children s Zone
The Behavior Code is truly a godsend. Concisely written and easy to read, this book offers a framework for creating successful behavorial plans. I predict that once teachers and principals begin to apply the authors approach for understanding and changing problematic behavior, they ll never look elsewhere for help again. Buy it, read it, use it, read it again and again and pass it on! --William S. Pollack, associate clinical professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
About the Author
Jessica Minahan is a board-certified behavior analyst and special educator who is currently employed in the Newton (Mass.) public school system as a district-wide behavior analyst. Nancy Rappaport is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother s Suicide (Basic Books, 2009).