Managing Challenging Behaviors in Schools

Research-Based Strategies That Work

Kathleen Lynne Lane, Holly Mariah Menzies, Allison L. Bruhn, and Mary Crnobori

A Paperback Original
A Paperback Original
September 29, 2010
ISBN 9781606239513
Price: $45.00
255 Pages
Size: 8" x 10½"
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“Each section provides extensive practical application information, ready-to-use tools, and additional research-based resources....The strength of this book is that the research is briefly described in each section and an extensive list of additional resources is provided. This enables the reader to understand the research basis of the practical tools without poring through endless theory and research studies....The authors also describe interventions based on the three-tiered response-to-intervention model....Social workers could utilize this book to provide guidance and training in setting up effective classrooms. The checklists and self-assessments can assist social workers in consulting with teachers regarding classroom management difficulties.”

School Social Work Journal

“An in-depth and well structured guide to preventing and responding to problem behaviours in the classroom....The book layout is clear and easy to follow and each chapter provides a useful resources guide based on the prior content covered. Overall, this book would be especially helpful to people currently training to become teachers or other school based professionals.”

“These authors not only know the research on behavior change, but they also know how to use the research to design appropriate, evidence-based programs that can be reasonably implemented in the classroom. They know how to present these programs so that teachers can see that implementation is a reasonable goal. In other words, this book has excellent face validity as a usable but scientifically sound guide to designing classrooms and classroom programs for managing challenging behavior....The authors practice what they preach. The organization of the book uses the principles generally thought to lead to maximum learning....This book would be an excellent ancillary text for any course in classroom management....It should be on the bookshelf of every teacher looking for creative but proven approaches to classroom problems. Psychologists who consult with parents and teachers will also find it invaluable. Having mastered the behavior change research as well as the art of writing in an engaging and clear manner, the authors have provided us with a clear bridge between research and practice. I'll have this book with me the next time I meet with my colleague in the Education Department.”


“Using the best evidence from research and practice, this comprehensive book presents a wealth of information for managing challenging behavioral difficulties in schools. Readers learn how to systematically plan and deliver approaches that increase in intensity of support. The strategies are described in a step-by-step format, with consideration for different age groups of learners, so that both new and experienced teachers can immediately apply them in their classrooms. As a text, this book would be an excellent addition to any teacher education, educational administration, or school psychology training program. It will also be an extremely useful professional development resource.”

—Melody Tankersley, PhD, Special Education Program, Kent State University

“No one knows the literature on challenging behavior better than Lane and her colleagues. This book translates that knowledge into practice in a way that teachers will benefit from tremendously. With a focus on both instructional and management variables associated with preventing and dealing with difficult behavior, the book provides concise, easy-to-follow explanations of interventions. It is a unique resource that preservice and practicing teachers will refer to often.”

—Timothy J. Landrum, PhD, Department of Special Education, University of Louisville

“I am extremely impressed with this book, including its content, organization, and the strong emphasis on workable, effective strategies for today's schools and classrooms. The strategies are presented in the context of a three-tiered model that allows teachers to specifically match student needs. I have not seen a resource of this type that is so well tailored to the needs of classroom teachers. In addition, school psychologists, who are often called on to work collaboratively with teachers to design and implement effective interventions, will find this book invaluable. I recommend it without reservation.”

—Hill M. Walker, PhD, Codirector, Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior, University of Oregon