- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: Harvard Education Press; 1 edition (April 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612501362
- ISBN-13: 978-1612501369
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students 1st Edition
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“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 behavioral 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
“This book is an essential guide for teachers and school personnel who find themselves in daily contact with students presenting with difficult behaviors. The authors outline an intervention procedure that is easily implemented in a busy classroom with multiple demands. Too often, behavioral intervention plans require so much attention to detail that teachers soon decide to disengage. Not so with the FAIR plan. By providing clear instructions and helpful examples, the authors promote a plan that prevents inappropriate behaviors while reinforcing socially acceptable alternatives.” — LeAdelle Phelps, professor of counseling/school psychology, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Top Customer Reviews
Minahan and Rappaport also claim that behavior occurs in patterns with antecedents and responses as bookends (p. 23), and they provide an acronym to help teachers remember how to approach behaviors: F.A.I.R. stands for Functional hypothesis of behavior and antecedent analysis, Accommodations, Interaction Strategies, and Response Strategies (p. 31). This acronym means that when kids exhibit challenging behaviors, teachers should consider what occurred immediately before the behavior (antecedents). Then, they should plan accommodations that prevent those antecedents from arising until the student has been trained in underdeveloped skills. While the student is learning replacement behaviors, coping strategies, and new skills, the teacher should engage in relationship building (interaction strategies) so that the student trusts him or her and is comfortable. Finally, if challenging behaviors still occur, despite the teacher's efforts, Minahan and Rappaport recommend response strategies to decrease the likelihood that they will occur again.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although I applaud trying to find productive approaches to challenging behavior, HAVE WE GONE FRIGGIN NUTS? Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Berrymanfaria
The Behavior Code allowed for me to put my hands on information that I can relate too as an educator. It is easy to read yet still grounded in research.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
The first 40 pages of the book were bound upside down and backwords with holes along one edge. Poor quality control in the production.Published 12 months ago by asdf
This was my first year enrolling into child development classes and first year working with children, this book helped me develop as an educator. Strongly recommend this book!Published 16 months ago by Mary Hernandez
Looked good and it has been recommended to me. I gave it as a giftPublished 18 months ago by Bencista
This book has made such a positive impact on my family. The strategies and tools that are taught in this book can be used universally in schools and home. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Nancygardner
Working with children with challenging behaviors is hard work in a school setting. I thought it was a really pragmatic and realistic approach of what can be achieved in a school... Read morePublished on August 24, 2014 by Alejandra Estrada