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Addressing the Unproductive Classroom Behaviours of Students with Special Needs. Steve Chinn, $32.95

Certain classroom behaviours can signify an underlying learning disability. This book will help you recognize potential indicators of Asperger Syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD/HD, physical disabilities and speech and language disorders. The book also explores the benefits of different interventions; and offers practical strategies for improving pupils' behaviours, social skills and self-esteem.

This practical, accessible book is an essential tool kit for special educational needs coordinators, learning support staff and teachers in both primary and secondary schools.


Assertive Discipline: Positive Behavior Management for Today’s Classroom, 4th Edition. Lee Canter, $20.50

The fourth edition of Lee Canter’s teacher-tested classic ASSERTIVE DISCIPLINE® addresses how to become a successful classroom manager, set high expectations, and teach responsible behavior. The best concepts and strategies from the previous edition, as well as those from Classroom Management for Academic Success, have been incorporated in this book.

In addition, new content guides first-time and struggling teachers through a step-by-step model for teaching students behavior management skills and how to develop a strong “teacher voice” to earn the respect of today’s students.


Classroom Management: 24 Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Know, Grades 3-8. David Adamson, $21.99

A mentor educator shares practical and proven strategies for managing behavior, keeping students on task and creating a positive, productive classroom.

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The Classroom Teacher’s Survival Guide, Grades K to 12. Ronald Partin, $35.95

Practical strategies, management techniques and reproducible for new and experienced teachers.


Counseling Toward Solutions: a Practical Solution-Focused Program for Working with Students, Teachers and Parents, 2nd Edition. Linda Metcalf, $35.99 Grades K-12

Counseling Toward Solutions shows how to help individual students begin their own change process by noticing when a problem does not occur rather than focusing on problems or what caused them. This revised and updated second edition presents a positive program for changing individual behavior that empowers students of all ages to deal with their own problems and gain self-esteem in the process.


Difficult Students and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom: Teacher Responses That Work. Vance Austin & Daniel Sciarra, $39.95

Difficult Students and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom provides skills-based interventions for educators to address the most common problem behaviors encountered in the classroom. Offering not just problem-specific “best practices” but an attachment-based foundation of sound pedagogical principles and strategies for reaching and teaching disruptive, difficult, and emotionally challenged students, it empowers educators to act wisely when problem behaviors occur, improve their relationships with students, and teach with greater success and confidence.

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Direct Behavior Rating: Linking Assessment, Communication, and Intervention. Amy Briesch, Sandra Chafouleas, T. Chris Riley-Tillman, et al, $48.50

Grounded in state-of-the-art research, this practical guide comprehensively 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). The evidence base supporting each strategy is reviewed. More than 30 reproducible checklists and forms include step-by-step implementation blueprints, daily report cards, and more. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8½" x 11" size.


Discipline in the Secondary Classroom: a Positive Approach to Behavior Management, 3rd Edition. Randall Sprick, $47.95

This third edition of DISCIPLINE IN THE SECONDARY CLASSROOM is a treasure trove of practical advice: tips, checklists, reproducibles, and ready-to-use activities that will save secondary teachers time and help them become more effective educators. Both new and seasoned teachers will find the book invaluable for designing a management plan that prevents problems, motivates students, and teaches students to behave responsibly.

  • Offers a proven classroom management plan based on Sprick's acclaimed STOIC framework for training teachers: Structure for success, Teach expectations, Observe and monitor, Interact positively, and Correct fluently
  • Includes information on everything from creating a vision for classroom behavior to addressing misbehavior and motivating students
  • Bonus DVD features video of Sprick explaining core practices

This accessible, value-packed resource shows educators how to work with students to create a well-managed classroom where learning can flourish


Disruptive, Stubborn, Out of Control? Why Kids Get Confrontational in the Classroom and What to Do about It. Bo Hejlskov Elvén, $19.95

One of the biggest challenges in the classroom is trying to teach when students act in unexpected and annoying ways. Based on the psychology of how children and people act, this book offers practical strategies for understanding why your students are behaving in the way they are, and how to react in a way that restores peace and harmony in the classroom. With many examples of typical confrontational behaviours and clues for how to understand and resolve the underlying issues, this book will be every stressed teacher's best friend.

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I Just Want to Do It My Way! Julia Cook, $14.95; Activity Guide for Teachers, $27.95

Classroom ideas for teaching the skills of asking or help, and staying on track. Includes a CD-ROM with reproducible worksheets.


Improving Behaviour Management In Your School: Creating Calm Spaces for Pupils to Learn and Flourish. Tim Dansie, $62.90

Improving Behaviour Management in Your School provides a common sense approach to understanding the causes and triggers of students’ challenging behaviour and equips teachers and school leaders with simple tools that can be easily implemented in any school. In his accessible and upbeat style, Tim Dansie uses case studies throughout the book which draw on strategies based on CBT and mindfulness. These strategies have proven to make a huge difference to school life and to how challenging students are managed. Teachers are encouraged to question how schools and classrooms are structured, in order to create environments where all students have the greatest possible opportunity to learn and grow as individuals.


Interventions for Disruptive Behaviors: Reducing Problem Solving Skills. Gregory Fabiano, $48.50

Children and adolescents with disruptive behavior disorders struggle both in and outside the classroom. This book gives school practitioners vital tools for supporting students' positive behavior as well as their academic and social success. Chapters review effective behavioral interventions at the whole-class, targeted, and individual levels; parent training programs; and strategies for building adaptive skills. Core evidence-based techniques are illustrated with vivid, concrete examples. Ways to integrate the strategies into a school's multi-tiered model of prevention and intervention are discussed. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes 14 reproducible forms. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.


A Kit Bag for Promoting Positive Behaviour in the Classroom. Nicola Morgan & Gillian Ellis, $29.95

Disruptive classroom behaviours can prevent effective teaching and create a negative learning environment. This handy directory of behaviours has been written by teachers for teachers, and is bursting with tried and tested techniques to make the classroom a happier and more productive place for everyone.

The 'Kit Bag' is a bank of up-to-date ideas that can be dipped into whenever needed, each one intended to get children focused and more engaged and excited by the learning process. The book suggests ways to create a positive learning environment in the classroom and encourages teachers to be proactive at the most vulnerable times of the school day such as at the start and end of lessons. Strategies are included for addressing behaviour hotspots, such as calling out, frequent crying or aggressive behaviour, as well as how to uncover the source of these problems and practical ways to prevent them from reoccurring. The useful Self-Assessment Checklist will also aid in making sure teachers are constructively reinforcing positive behaviour at all times.

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Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors: Using the Building Blocks Model to Guide Intervention and Classroom Management, 3rd Edition. Nancy Mather, Sam Goldstein & Katie Eklund, $89.95

Why do students in Grades K–12 struggle with social and academic skills, and how can teachers help them develop the competence and confidence they need to succeed? Get practical answers in the new edition of this bestselling book, a staple of teacher training since 2001. It’s structured like the popular previous editions: a detailed questionnaire pinpoints each student’s individual strengths and needs, and an updated version of the highly effective Building Blocks model helps educators target 12 school success factors with proven strategies and guidelines they can use right away. Reliable, up-to-date research makes this a perfect preservice textbook, and the classroom-ready strategies are a lifeline for in-service teachers as they work toward better outcomes for struggling students.


Lee Canter’s Classroom Management for Academic Success. Lee Canter, $59.35

Classroom Management for Academic Success is designed to improve the achievement of all students. This groundbreaking work will take you beyond simply managing student behavior to quickly and effectively establishing an environment that promotes academic success. This unique comprehensive handbook will show you how to:

  • Teach all students to behave from the first day of class by using comprehensive lesson plans in all classroom activities
  • Apply research-based instructional strategies that motivate students to stay engaged in all classroom activities
  • Build trusting relationships with all students and parents using teacher-tested strategies
  • Establish a positive climate in a disruptive classroom using the "Two Week Turnaround Program"
This book will help you lay a solid foundation for a positive environment where students will learn free from the distraction of disruptive behavior.

Moment to Moment: a Positive Approach to Managing Classroom Behavior. Joey Mandel, $24.95

Insightful and empowering, this book is based on the premise that some children need extra help and patience in developing social skills. It shows teachers how to build on these crucial skills, ranging from the ability to control speech and movement, through improving attention and concentration, to the ability to adapt to the social environment of the classroom. It gives teachers the tools to help children develop stronger character, sense of self, and emotional well-being, to give them the skills they need to deal with the emotional challenges they meet in school. Classroom games and activities to teach and support all students in key social skills and engagement complement this important book.

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Motivational Interviewing for Effective Classroom Management: the Classroom Check-Up. Wendy Reinke, Keith Herman & Randy Sprick, $35.95

Highly accessible and user-friendly, this book focuses on helping K-12 teachers increase their use of classroom management strategies that work. It addresses motivational aspects of teacher consultation that are essential, yet often overlooked. The Classroom Check-Up is a step-by-step model for assessing teachers' organizational, instructional, and behavior management practices; helping them develop a menu of intervention options; and overcoming obstacles to change. Easy-to-learn motivational interviewing techniques are embedded throughout. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the book includes 20 reproducible forms, checklists, and templates.


1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom: Effective Classroom Discipline Pre-K through Grade 8. Thomas Phelan & Sarah Jane Schonour, $22.50

Being a teacher can be one of the most rewarding professions, but also one of the most frustrating. Many teachers feel very prepared to instruct students in their chosen subjects, but don’t have quite as much training in managing classroom discipline — yet experienced educators know that if challenging behavior goes unchecked, the entire year can be disrupted. 1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom shows teachers how to establish and maintain good discipline habits in their classrooms through an easy-to-understand program that you’ll swear “works like magic.”


100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Managing Behaviour. Johnnie Young, $24.00

Managing behaviour in the secondary classroom can be demanding, challenging, and sometimes intimidating. This book brings together over 100 tried and tested, practical ideas to help new and experienced teachers manage a range of difficult behaviours. These strategies show how even the smallest changes — reducing tension, employing the right kind of body language, and using creative language — can have a huge impact and dramatically improve behaviour.

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The Paraprofessional's Guide to Effective Behavioral Intervention. Betty Ashbaker & Jill Morgan, $53.95

The Paraprofessional’s Guide to Effective Behavioral Intervention is a comprehensive guide to appropriate behavioral strategies in the classroom, based on the Least Restrictive Behavioral Intervention (LRBI) and Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies (PBIS). This highly practical book provides:

  • an increased understanding of the processes underlying student behavior in the classroom, including motivation
  • a wide range of strategies for establishing and promoting positive behavior, as well as counteracting and reducing negative behaviors
  • skills related to nationally recognized standards for paraprofessional competence
  • an understanding of widely accepted principles and practices such as Response to Intervention (RTI)

The Paraprofessional’s Guide to Effective Behavioral Intervention illuminates research-based, practical strategies shown to be effective in a wide range of educational settings and which can be implemented immediately and with confidence.


Positive Alternatives to Suspension: Procedures, Vignettes, Checklists, and Tools to Increase Teaching and Reduce Suspensions. Catherine DeSalvo, Mike Meeks & Matthew Buckman, $46.95

This book provides all the guidance you need to decrease the frequency, severity and duration of disruptive behaviors and avoid harsh and ineffective disciplinary practices. It provides a blueprint for creating an in-school alternative to suspension by giving students the best opportunity to overcome their challenges and find success. The authors explain how to create structure, use motivation and teach social skills so students remain engaged and connected to school. Worksheets, writing samples, and an index of social skills with their behavioral steps are included on a CD.


Positive Discipline in the Classroom: Developing Mutual Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in Your Classroom, 4th Edition. Jane Nelsen, Lyn Lott & Stephen Glenn, $19.00

In today's classroom, where teachers must compete with digital distractions for their students' attention while trying to satisfy increasingly demanding academic standards, it is more important than ever that educators be able to combat apathy, instill vital problem-solving skills, and create a climate that maximizes learning. Positive Discipline strategies are an effective foundation for fostering cooperation, problem-solving skills, and mutual respect in children. This new edition of POSITIVE DISCIPLINE IN THE CLASSROOM is updated with essential tools for the modern teacher.

  • Create a classroom climate that enhances academic learning 
  • Use encouragement rather than praise and rewards 
  • Instill valuable social skills and positive behavior through the use of class meetings
  • Learn why involving students in solving problems is much more effective than punishment
  • Understand the motivation behind students' behavior instead of looking for causes 

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Positive Strategies for Students with Behavior Problems. Daniel Crimmins, Anne Farrell, Philip Smith & Alison Bailey, $44.50

This research-based and practical manual has effective solutions for educators from grades K–12. Developed specifically for use with children with persistent or severe behavior problems, this book introduces educators to the systematic Positive Strategies method, which helps teachers understand why behaviors persist, prevent problem behavior, and replace challenging behaviors with better alternatives.


POWER PLAYS: Moving from Coping to Cooperation in Your Classroom. Barrie Bennett & Peter Smilanich, $52.95

For 200 days a year, six hours a day, while teaching hundreds of outcomes, we face the possibility of behaviour issues and power plays erupting in our classrooms.

And they do.

POWER PLAYS: MOVING FROM COPING TO COOPERATION IN YOUR CLASSROOM tackles this issue on two fronts: student behaviour and teacher practice. In the first section, authors Barrie Bennett and Peter Smilanich highlight the sometimes subtle and not-so-subtle moves to power your students will make. In the second section, the authors explore instructional practices that can lessen behavioural problems while creating a healthy, caring classroom culture where all students — and teachers — can thrive.


Power Struggles: Successful Techniques for Educators, 2nd Edition. Allen Mendler & Brian Mendler, $20.50

POWER STRUGGLES offers a watertight set of theories, strategies, and preventions on how to defuse classroom disturbances while maintaining integrity and dignity along the way. At the root of this resource you’ll find real-world stories of these strategies in action. Thoughtful activities and easy-to-learn methods of intervention will guide and support you. And, after developing a refined understanding of the root causes of misbehavior, you’ll embark on a path toward creating deeper, more meaningful learning in a behaviorally diverse classroom.


Preschool ABCs:  Assessment, Behavior & Classroom Management. Joanie Oliphant, Editor, $13.95

Preschool ABCs: Assessment, Behavior & Classroom Management provides classroom management strategies as well as assessment tools and enrichment activities designed to strengthen development, reach milestones, and curb behavioral issues. By monitoring the social-emotional growth, language, cognitive development, and behavior issues in your toddler or preschool classroom, you can provide an effective learning environment for every student. 160 pages including checklists, milestones, and reproducible activities.

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Prevent, Teach, Reinforce: the School-Based Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support. Glen Dunlap, et al, $68.95 (K to 8)

Developed by some of the most respected authorities on positive behavior support, this innovative model gives school-based teams a five-step plan for reducing problems unresolved by typical behavior management strategies. With this thorough blueprint, education professionals will learn how to prevent behavior problems by adjusting the curriculum and environment; teach proactive communication skills; and reinforce pro-social behavior and academic achievement.

Includes a CD-ROM with all the printable forms and tools needed, such as Behavior Support Plan templates and a Functional Behavioral Assessment.


Preventing Challenging Behavior in Your Classroom: Positive Behavior Support and Effective Classroom Management. Matt Tincani, $27.95

Reduce disruptive behavior problems and enhance student learning using the practical and evidence-based techniques in this book.


Preventing Problem Behaviors: School-wide Programs and Classroom Practices. Bob Algozzine, Ann Daunic & Stephen Smith, $23.99

In today's increasingly diverse PreK–12 classrooms, problem behaviors can often interrupt instructional time and disrupt learning. Designed for 21st-century school leaders, administrators, behavior specialists, and classroom teachers, this research-based guide offers specific strategies and plans for preventing problem behavior at both the classroom and school level.

Based on the premise that early response to problems can lead to better outcomes for students, the book's content is framed around four essential areas: foundations, intervention, collaboration, and evaluation. This valuable resource provides all the tools and strategies school leaders and teachers need to keep children focused on learning.

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Pyramid of Behavior Interventions: Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment. Tom Hierck, Charlie Coleman & Chris Weber, $33.75

Students thrive when educators commit to proactively meeting their behavioral as well as academic needs. This book will help teachers and school leaders transform the research on behavior, response to intervention, and professional learning communities into practical strategies they can use to create a school culture and classroom climates in which learning is primed to occur.


Recognize and Respond to Emotional and Behavioral Issues in the Classroom: a Teacher’s Guide. Andrew Cole & Aaron Shupp, $22.95

Teachers are often the first to identify a child's emotional or behavioral problems—but with limited time and resources, knowing how to start helping can be a tough challenge. This quick-guide puts key psychological principles and straightforward, classroom-ready strategies at every K-12 teacher's fingertips, they can provide effective supports for students, keep families involved, and recognize when outside help is needed. This reader-friendly guide is equally useful for working with students with and without a specific diagnosis. Teachers will learn practical strategies they can immediately implement to help students with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and social difficulties:

  • bullying — both verbal and physical
  • poor concentration and impulsive behavior
  • performance anxiety during exams and class time
  • trouble fitting in with peers
  • low moods
  • aggressive behavior
  • rule-breaking and disregard for authority
  • resistance to or fear of school
  • communication challenges
  • struggles with social cues
  • lack of personal boundaries

A must for new teachers and seasoned educators who want fresh, effective strategies, this book is the perfect starting point for addressing everyday emotional and behavioral challenges so that all students are ready to learn.


Reluctant Disciplinarian: Advice on Classroom Management from a Softy Who Became (Eventually) a Successful Teacher.  Gary Rubinstein, $13.95

Funny and insightful, this book relives Gary Rubinstein’s truly disastrous first year of teaching - armed only with idealism and absolutely no classroom management skills.

As Rubinstein details his transformation from incompetent to successful teacher, he shows what works and what doesn’t work when managing a classroom.

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Remember Your Manners. Jo Browning Wroe, $21.95

Reproducible stories and teaching posters, activities, role play ideas, and guided questions for teaching social skills and manners to children ages five an up. The book includes stories and activities about:

Those important magic words • making and keeping friends • meet-and-greet manners • good sportsmanship • honesty and truth-telling • learning to be responsible • learning to show respect • learning self-control • understanding your feelings • and more …


Reversing Suspension: Tools for Implementing Innovative Alternatives to Home Suspension. Catherine Pardue & Ed Orszulak, $43.50 (GR 3-8)

The habitual suspension of some students is a pervasive problem in schools... often with little or no impact on changing these students’ behaviors. Some students become suspension “frequent flyers” and seem to be sent home from school on a routine basis. Reversing Suspension explores insights and strategies used in exemplary schools where home suspensions have been dramatically reduced. The primary goal of the authors is to share what has worked best for turning around habitually suspended students’ attitudes and choices so they can become more successful in school. The CD contains ready-to-print forms, surveys, assessments, and homework sheets that can be used with your school staff, parents and students. Examples of printable pages you can modify to your needs include:

Scenario-based student activities to build school success through:

  • Performance: (Learning to self-assess behaviors)
  • Responsibility: (Exploring consequences to different choices)
  • Conflict-Resolution: (Resolving interpersonal conflict)
  • Reflection: (Exploring the student choices and outcomes)
  • School staff strategy-builders for challenges of different intensities
  • Forms for students & school staff
  • Recommendations and take-home sheets for parents/guardians

Self-Regulation for Kids K-12: Strategies for Calming Minds and Behavior.  Patricia Tollison, Katherine Synatschk & Gaea Logan, $53.95

Organized as both a text about self-regulation and a step-by-step, practical guide to developing a program for helping children and adolescents, this text is a valuable resource for counselors, teachers, and behavior specialists.

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Setting Limits in the Classroom, 3rd Edtition. Robert Mackenzie & Lisa Stanzione, $23.95

A complete guide to effective classroom management with a school-wide discipline plan.


Stop The Stress In Schools: Mental Health Strategies Teachers Can Use to Build a Kinder Gentler Classroom. Joey Mandel, $24.95

This timely book explores the stresses exerted on today's students, and shows teachers how to reduce the atmosphere of tension and pressure in their classrooms. It emphasizes the power teachers have in building a positive environment, through kindness and stress reduction.

Committed to fostering a healthier classroom, Stop the Stress in Schools provides explicit ways to build healthy relationships and handle problems so that negative interactions, such as bullying, are reduced. It features calming strategies that include slowing the pace; increasing positive engagement and interaction, considering the perspective of the student; and celebrating process rather than product. Instead of targeting the symptoms of stress, this thoughtful book focuses on the social-emotional traits that are instrumental in helping children experience stress and navigate through it constructively. A comprehensive approach to reducing stress and frustration for teachers and students, the book includes practical examples, activities, and samples of student work.


Supporting Behavior for School Success: a Step-by Step Guide to Key Strategies. Kathleen Lynne Lane, Holly Mariah Menzies, Robin Parks Ennis, and Wendy Peia Oakes, et al, $48.50

Designed for busy teachers and other school-based professionals, this book presents step-by-step guidelines for implementing seven highly effective strategies to improve classroom management and instructional delivery. These key low-intensity strategies are grounded in the principles of positive behavior intervention and support (PBIS), and are easy to integrate into routine teaching practice. Chapters discuss exactly how to use each strategy to decrease disruptive behavior and enhance student engagement and achievement. Checklists for success are provided, together with concise reviews of the evidence base and ways to measure outcomes. Illustrative case examples span the full K-12 grade range. Reproducible intervention tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½" x 11" size.

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Surviving and Thriving: Making classroom management and organization work for you and your students. Maria Carty, $12.95

Successful classroom organization and management can be the key to a calm, well-run classroom environment that promotes and encourages learning. This handy flipbook offers practical tips for a thoughtfully organized classroom, with effective routines and procedures that can be put into action before, during, and after learning.


The Teachable Moment: Seizing the Instants When Children Learn. Rebecca Branstetter, Editor, $16.95

The “aha” moment — the moment you know a student really gets it — that’s what many teachers live for. But these moments are not easy to come by and are the product of long hours in and out of the classroom.

From the poignant to the hilarious, these essays take us into the classroom and offer hope that the next teachable moment is out there — just waiting for the “aha” to happen.


Teaching Children Responsible Behavior: a Complete Toolkit.  Sandy Hagenbach, $43.95

Teaching Children Responsible Behavior is a flexible package that helps you manage your classes and shape positive behavior among children. Designed to help children learn to make better choices in every facet of their lives, this resources will help teachers to create a culture of respect in every classroom.

Includes a CD-ROM with visual aids, assignments, stories and other reproducible materials.


Teaching Children Who Are Hard to Reach: Relationship-Driven Classroom Practice. Michael Marlow & Torey Hayden, $39.50

How do you move beyond traditional classroom management to create a learning environment that engages our hardest-to-reach students — students who may be struggling due to emotional disturbances or disabilities or environmental circumstances? Michael Marlowe and Torey Hayden have the answer: through a relationship-driven classroom. With the help of their book, you will:

  • Gain a meaningful understanding of troubled students and how to reach and teach them effectively
  • Learn how to change inappropriate behavior rather than just control it
  • Become more reflective about teaching and learning with challenging children

Drawing on real-life stories, the authors shed new light on the challenges of working with hard-to-reach students and identify the key skills teachers need to build successful classroom relationships and facilitate learning for all.

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Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Students By Their Brains, 2nd Edition. LouAnne Johnson, $29.95

This handbook for improving morale by managing, disciplining and motivating your students includes practical suggestions for arranging your classroom, talking to students, avoiding the misbehavior cycle, and making your school a place where students learn and teachers teach. This new edition has been expanded to include coverage of the following topics: discipline, portfolio assessments, and technology in the classroom and advice for both new and experienced teachers on classroom management, motivation, and morale.


Teaching Students Who Are Disturbed and Disturbing: an Integrative Approach, 3rd Edition. Paul Zionts, Tachelle Banks & Kim Killu, $52.95

TEACHING STUDENTS WHO ARE DISTURBED AND DISTURBING prepares teachers to use specific evidence-based interventions for their students with behavioral problems. Case studies, activities, examples, and curricular exercises illustrate the interventions and engage the educator in applying the concepts. 


Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbance: a Practical Guide for Every Teacher. Bob Algozzine & Jim Ysseldyke, $21.95

When a student is inattentive, extremely anxious, or has an outright tantrum in the classroom, ascertaining the exact cause may be difficult, but it is a critical step in reaching and teaching the students who exhibit these behaviors. In Teaching Students With Emotional Disturbance, Ysseldyke and Algozzine show readers how to recognize the cognitive, academic, physical, communicational, and behavioral characteristics of several forms of emotional disturbance and offer specific strategies for responding to anxiety issues, opposition and noncompliance, tantrums, disruptiveness, inattention, task avoidance, and more.

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Teaching Tips for Challenging Behaviors. Kelly Gunzenhauser & Debra Kitzman, $14.50

Practical strategies to help teachers manage, monitor, document, and improve school success for students with and without specific disabilities. Includes tips for students with:

Underdeveloped motor skills • physical disabilities • speech issues • limited vocabulary • reading difficulties • poor organization skills • poor social skills • delayed emotional development  • aggression and anger • bullying tendencies • extreme shyness • and more …


Teaching Tough Kids: Simple and Proven Strategies for Student Success. Mark le Messurier, $51.95

Teaching Tough Kids delivers a refreshing collection of realistic ideas to sustain the organizational and behavioural transformations of all students, particularly those who learn and react differently. They are complex kids who find life tougher than most. Teaching Tough Kids pays particularly close focus on students identified with executive functioning difficulties including Learning Disabilities, ADD/ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Asperger Syndrome. ‘Tough Kids’ may also be those students who have endured neglect or too much stress and uncertainty in their lives and as a result display classic symptoms of hyperactivity, hyper vigilance and impulsivity.

Highlighting the value of promoting positive connections, the author presents ways to incorporate inclusive ideas into everyday practice and construct pathways for students to become engaged in their learning and achieve success.


Temperament-Based Elementary Classroom Management. Sandee Graham McClowry, $34.95

This book presents an alternative to the “one size fits all” classroom approach. The majority of classroom management books present generic strategies as if they are applicable to all students. The underlying assertion of such books is that if teachers use such approaches, student behavior problems will seldom occur. An alternative framework, presented in this book, asserts that teachers need to incorporate knowledge about temperament into their strategies for classroom management. As studies have demonstrated, targeted temperament-based strategies succeed where global disciplinary practices have failed. Because students differ in their temperaments, variations in classroom behavior are to be expected.

Child temperament is the inborn individual characteristics that affect the way children react to different situations. It is also a social processing system through which children view and interact with the world, both altering the responses of others and contributing toward their own development. Once teachers learn the major tenets of temperament, they no longer view their students as intentionally misbehaving. Instead they understand how the temperaments of their students influence their classroom behavior. Such insights release teachers from engaging in futile battles with their students. They can redirect their energies into enhancing their relationships with their students, implementing effective temperament-based strategies, and, as a result, spend more time on instructional activities.

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3-Minute Motivators: More Than 200 Simple Ways to Reach, Teach, and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined, Revised Edition. Kathy Paterson, $24.00

This jam-packed new edition features more than 200 activities to help teachers recognize and respond to the daily needs of their students, and distract, refocus, and provide a "hit of fun" in the busy school day. New material in this practical book explores novel ways to inspire students, as well as to build and practice important life skills. New "Tech Too" motivators raise awareness, understanding, and appreciation of technology and support research techniques, communication skills, cognition, and memory. "Stress Attack" motivators are perfect for those moments when stress, anxiety, frustration, boredom, or even anger get in the way of positive behaviour — both inside the classroom and out in the world. Based on authentic therapeutic disciplines, teachers and students alike can use these simple strategies to meet daily challenges and defuse negative situations, and get back on the track of teaching and learning.


The Tough Kid® Book: Practical Classroom Management Strategies, 2nd Edition. Ginger Rhode, William Jenson & H. Kenton Reavis, $39.95 Grades 1-8

Constant and intense aggression, arguing, tantrums, noncompliance, and poor academic progress—these are characteristic of the Tough Kid. You can't "cure" Tough Kids, but you can use proactive, positive techniques to manage and motivate them. Effective management will help your Tough Kids succeed in school and make life in your classroom easier for you and for the other students.

THE TOUGH KID BOOK is for regular and special education teachers, counselors, instructional coaches, and any educator who wants effective and positively focused classrooms. Learn how to structure your classroom to ensure success for Tough Kids and use practical techniques for managing difficult students.

The Tough Kid® Tool Box: Straightforward, Classroom Tested Ready-to-Use Materials for Managing and Motivating Tough-to-Teach Students. Ginger Rhode, William Jenson & H. Kenton Reavis, $38.95 Grades K-12

THE TOUGH KID® TOOL BOX, companion to THE TOUGH KID® BOOK, supplies ready-to-use, classroom-tested materials to help motivate and manage even the toughest-to-teach students. Together in one convenient place, you will find forms, reproducibles, hints, and explanations to help you implement effective behavior management strategies. Includes CD with reproducible tools.

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The Tough Kid® New Teacher Book: Practical Classroom Management Strategies. Daniel Morgan, William Jenson & Ginger Rhode, $22.95 Grades K-12

THE TOUGH KID® NEW TEACHER BOOK is an essential resource for anyone new to teaching. It is a practical, easy-to-use guide to managing even the most challenging classroom. The book focuses on strategies you can learn quickly and implement immediately:

  • Set a positive tone for the entire school year.
  • Create a positive learning environment with classroom rules and routines.
  • Use Precision Requests to increase student compliance.
  • Establish and enforce positive and negative consequences for student behavior.
  • Deal effectively with kids who misbehave again and again.
  • Put an end to particularly bothersome behaviors such as swearing, talk-outs, disrespectful interactions, and noncompliance.
  • Reduce your own stress and frustration.

Spend your time teaching, not disciplining. THE TOUGH KID® NEW TEACHER BOOK will help you make your first year a happy and successful start to a fulfilling career.


Turnaround Leadership. Michael Fullan, $28.99

Turnaround Leadership expands the definition of organizational turnaround and shows how leaders can turn even the worst situation into an opportunity to shake-up and rejuvenate their schools. Indeed he goes beyond turnaround schools to show how entire systems can be transformed. Fullan examines the dynamics of what makes societies — and education systems — healthy or sick. He identifies the positive things turnaround schools do to get off the critical list, and explores what it takes to motivate large numbers of people to go beyond short-term solutions in order to achieve fundamental, sustainable reform.


The Well-Managed Classroom: Strategies to Create a Productive and Cooperative Social Climate in Your Learning Community, 2nd Edition. Michele Hensley, Walter Powell, Susan Lamke & Scott Hartman, $29.95

How can the school experience be humanized so that students feel connected, valued, and motivated to learn and achieve? How can the school environment be improved so that teachers and staff feel confident, respected and safe? The Well-Managed Classroom can show you how to overhaul or enhance the social climate and build a true "community" in your school. The authors describe the Girls and Boys Town Education Model, a school-based intervention strategy that emphasizes behavior management practices, relationship-building techniques, and social skills instruction. It offers you the structure and strategies needed to reduce disruptive behaviors and empower students with self-management skills.”

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What If It Happens In My Classroom? Developing Skills for Expert Behaviour Management. Kate Sida-Nicholls, $37.50

Chewing gum, dropping litter, swearing, late homework and disruptive behaviour in class – these are just a few of the issues that teachers have to face every day in the classroom. How you choose to respond to these incidents can have a dramatic impact on the overall quality of your lessons. There is no one answer to behaviour and classroom management as different approaches have to be taken depending on the lesson, the groups of students and even the time of day.

Dealing with the nitty gritty reality of behaviour management, this highly practical book covers the common problems teachers encounter on a day to day basis and provides a series of realistic and practical solutions and their likely outcomes. Placing you at the centre of the decision making process, it allows you to experiment with a range of options in a reflective and engaging manner to see which of your choices may work and why others may not. This scenario-based approach not only lets you explore the various options available to you, but also enables you to see the consequence of your actions.

This fun and interactive book is essential reading for all trainee and qualified teachers who want a fresh approach to behaviour management in their classrooms.


What to Do with the Kid Who ... Developing Cooperation, Self Discipline and Responsibility in the Classroom, 3rd Edition. Kay Burke, $58.75

Kay Burke offers proven disciplinary ideas and strategies for the diverse classroom. This revised edition provides the foundation teachers need to help students take responsibility for their own behavior, resolve their own conflicts and celebrate their own learning.


When Nothing Else Works: What Early Childhood Professionals Can Do to Reduce Challenging Behaviors. William DeMeo, $32.95

Research shows that children do not outgrow challenging behavior, making early intervention essential. But what can early childhood educators do to reduce challenging behaviors when nothing seems to work? From aromatherapy to affirmations, WHEN NOTHING ELSE WORKS is filled with creative strategies and techniques to address and adjust problematic behavior in the classroom, while also promoting resilience and active engagement in learning.

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Complete Booklist

Addressing the Unproductive Classroom Behaviours of Students with Special Needs. Steve Chinn, $32.95

Assertive Discipline: Positive Behavior Management for Today’s Classroom, 4th Edition. Lee Canter, $20.50

Classroom Discipline Problem Solver: Ready-to-Use Techniques & Materials for Managing all Kinds of Behavior Problems. George Watson, $44.95

Classroom Management: a Thinking and Caring Approach. Barrie Bennett, $38.95

Classroom Management: 24 Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Know, Grades 3-8. David Adamson, $21.99

The Classroom Teacher’ s Survival Guide, Grades K to 12. Ronald Partin, $35.95

Counseling Toward Solutions: a Practical Solution-Focused Program for Working with Students, Teachers and Parents, 2nd Edition. Linda Metcalf, $35.99 Grades K-12

Difficult Students and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom: Teacher Responses That Work. Vance Austin & Daniel Sciarra, $39.95

Direct Behavior Rating: Linking Assessment, Communication, and Intervention. Amy Briesch, Sandra Chafouleas, T. Chris Riley-Tillman, et al, $48.50

Discipline in the Secondary Classroom: a Positive Approach to Behavior Management, 3rd Edition. Randall Sprick, $47.95

Disruptive, Stubborn, Out of Control? Why Kids Get Confrontational in the Classroom and What to Do about It. Bo Hejlskov Elvén, $19.95

The Field Guide to Counseling Toward Solutions: the Solution-Focused School, K-12 . Linda Metcalf, $26.99

Helping Students Fix Problems and Avoid Crises: an Easy-to-Use Intervention Resource for Grades 1-4. Lawrence J. Greene, $49.95

I Just Want to Do It My Way! Julia Cook, $14.95; Activity Guide for Teachers, $27.95

Improving Behaviour Management In Your School: Creating Calm Spaces for Pupils to Learn and Flourish. Tim Dansie, $62.90

Interventions for Disruptive Behaviors: Reducing Problem Solving Skills. Gregory Fabiano, $48.50

A Kit Bag for Promoting Positive Behaviour in the Classroom. Nicola Morgan & Gillian Ellis, $29.95

Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors: Using the Building Blocks Model to Guide Intervention and Classroom Management, 3rd Edition. Nancy Mather, Sam Goldstein & Katie Eklund, $89.95

Lee Canter’s Classroom Management for Academic Success. Lee Canter, $59.35

Moment to Moment: a Positive Approach to Managing Classroom Behavior. Joey Mandel, $24.95

Motivational Interviewing for Effective Classroom Management: the Classroom Check-Up. Wendy Reinke, Keith Herman & Randy Sprick, $35.95

The No-Fault Classroom: Tools to Resolve Conflict & Foster Relationship Intelligence. Sura Hart & Victoria Kindle Hodson, $27.95

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Managing Behaviour. Johnnie Young, $24.00

1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom: Effective Classroom Discipline Pre-K through Grade 8. Thomas Phelan & Sarah Jane Schonour, $22.50

Outrageous Behavior Modification, 2nd Edition. Barry Christian, $49.95

The Paraprofessional's Guide to Effective Behavioral Intervention. Betty Ashbaker & Jill Morgan, $53.95

Positive Alternatives to Suspension: Procedures, Vignettes, Checklists, and Tools to Increase Teaching and Reduce Suspensions. Catherine DeSalvo, Mike Meeks & Matthew Buckman, $46.95

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Positive Discipline in the Classroom: Developing Mutual Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in Your Classroom, 4th Edition. Jane Nelsen, Lyn Lott & Stephen Glenn, $19.00

Positive Strategies for Students with Behavior Problems. Daniel Crimmins, Anne Farrell, Philip Smith & Alison Bailey, $44.50

POWER PLAYS: Moving from Coping to Cooperation in Your Classroom. Barrie Bennett & Peter Smilanich, $52.95

Power Struggles: Successful Techniques for Educators, 2nd Edition. Allen Mendler & Brian Mendler, $20.50

Preschool ABCs: Assessment, Behavior & Classroom Management. Joanie Oliphant, Editor, $13.95

Prevent, Teach, Reinforce: the School-Based Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support. Glen Dunlap, et al, $68.95 (K to 8)

Preventing Challenging Behavior in Your Classroom: Positive Behavior Support and Effective Classroom Management. Matt Tincani, $27.95

Preventing Problem Behaviors: School-wide Programs and Classroom Practices. Bob Algozzine, Ann Daunic & Stephen Smith, $23.99

Pyramid of Behavior Interventions: Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment. Tom Hierck, Charlie Coleman & Chris Weber, $33.75

Recognize and Respond to Emotional and Behavioral Issues in the Classroom: a Teacher’s Guide. Andrew Cole & Aaron Shupp, $22.95

Reluctant Disciplinarian: Advice on Classroom Management from a Softy Who Became (Eventually) a Successful Teacher. Gary Rubinstein, $13.95

Remember Your Manners. Jo Browning Wroe, $21.95

Reversing Suspension: Tools for Implementing Innovative Alternatives to Home Suspension. Catherine Pardue & Ed Orszulak, $43.50 (GR 3-8)

Self-Regulation for Kids K-12: Strategies for Calming Minds and Behavior. Patricia Tollison, Katherine Synatschk & Gaea Logan, $53.95

Setting Limits in the Classroom, 3rd Edtition. Robert Mackenzie & Lisa Stanzione, $23.95

Seven Skills for School Success: Activities to Develop Social & Emotional Intelligence in Young Children. Pam Schiller, $19.95

Stop The Stress In Schools: Mental Health Strategies Teachers Can Use to Build a Kinder Gentler Classroom. Joey Mandel, $24.95

Supporting Behavior for School Success: a Step-by Step Guide to Key Strategies. Kathleen Lynne Lane, Holly Mariah Menzies, Robin Parks Ennis, and Wendy Peia Oakes, et al, $48.50

Surviving and Thriving: Making classroom management and organization work for you and your students. Maria Carty, $12.95

The Teachable Moment: Seizing the Instants When Children Learn. Rebecca Branstetter, Editor, $16.95

The Teacher’s Encyclopedia of Behavior Management. Randy Sprick & Lisa Howard, $73.95

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Teaching Children Responsible Behavior: a Complete Toolkit.  Sandy Hagenbach, $43.95

Teaching Children Who Are Hard to Reach: Relationship-Driven Classroom Practice. Michael Marlow & Torey Hayden, $39.50

Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Students By Their Brains, 2nd Edition. LouAnne Johnson, $29.95

Teaching Students Who Are Disturbed and Disturbing: an Integrative Approach, 3rd Edition. Paul Zionts, Tachelle Banks & Kim Killu, $52.95

Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbance: a Practical Guide for Every Teacher. Bob Algozzine & Jim Ysseldyke, $21.95

Teaching Tips for Challenging Behaviors. Kelly Gunzenhauser & Debra Kitzman, $14.50

Teaching Tough Kids: Simple and Proven Strategies for Student Success. Mark le Messurier, $51.95

Teaching Toward Solutions: Step-by-Step Strategies for Handling Academic, Behavior & Family Issues in the Classroom. Linda Metcalfe, $50.50

Temperament-Based Elementary Classroom Management. Sandee Graham McClowry, $34.95

3-Minute Motivators: More Than 200 Simple Ways to Reach, Teach, and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined, Revised Edition. Kathy Paterson, $24.00

The Tough Kid® Book: Practical Classroom Management Strategies, 2nd Edition. Ginger Rhode, William Jenson & H. Kenton Reavis, $38.95 Grades 1-8

The Tough Kid® New Teacher Book: Practical Classroom Management Strategies. Daniel Morgan, William Jenson & Ginger Rhode, $22.95 Grades K-12

The Tough Kid® Tool Box: Straightforward, Classroom Tested Ready-to-Use Materials for Managing and Motivating Tough-to-Teach Students. Ginger Rhode, William Jenson & H. Kenton Reavis, $38.95 Grades K-12

Transformative Classroom Management: Positive Strategies to Engage All Students and Promote a Psychology of Success. John Shindler, $35.95 Grades K to 12

Turnaround Leadership. Michael Fullan, $28.99

The Well-Managed Classroom: Strategies to Create a Productive and Cooperative Social Climate in Your Learning Community, 2nd Edition. Michele Hensley, Walter Powell, Susan Lamke & Scott Hartman, $29.95

What If It Happens In My Classroom? Developing Skills for Expert Behaviour Management. Kate Sida-Nicholls, $37.50

What to Do with the Kid Who ... Developing Cooperation, Self Discipline and Responsibility in the Classroom, 3rd Edition. Kay Burke, $58.75

When Nothing Else Works: What Early Childhood Professionals Can Do to Reduce Challenging Behaviors. William DeMeo, $32.95

With All Due Respect: Keys for Building Effective School Discipline. Ronald Morrish, $21.95

You Can Handle Them All: a Discipline Model for Handling 124 Student Behaviors at School and at Home, 2nd Edition. Robert DeBruyn & Jack Larson, $38.00

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For related resources please see our other booklists: Affective Education, Contemporary Teaching & Learning, Professional Development for Educators, School Social Work & Psychology

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