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Managing Noncompliance and Defiance in the Classroom


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Foreword by Randy Sprick Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction Part I. Understanding Noncompliant Behavior 1. Urgency of the Problem 2. Defining Noncompliant Behavior 3. Systematically Assessing Noncompliant Behavior Part II. Designing Intervention Plans for Noncompliant Behavior 4. Immediate Triggers 5. Setting Events 6. Effects of the Noncompliant Behavior 7. Putting It All Together 8. The Road Map Appendices References Index

About the Author

Geoff Colvin draws on his experience as a classroom teacher and administrator, researcher at the University of Oregon, and national public school consultant. Recognized as a national expert on the subjects of school safety and violence prevention, Colvin has provided inservice training for teachers and administrators in more than 100 school districts and agencies nationally and internationally. He recently served as research associate at the University of Oregon and independent consultant in the areas of schoolwide discipline, school climate, school safety, and violence prevention, and has also directed a juvenile detention school and a program for seriously emotionally disturbed youth. Colvin has authored more than sixty publications, books, book chapters, journal articles, and video programs on the subject of teaching and managing students with problem behavior.


"This book is an invaluable resource for teachers, behavior specialists, and school teams interested in creating a positive learning environment for students. Geoff Colvin provides practical advice for addressing student noncompliance in ways that are easy to integrate into your classroom, school, and district." -- Rachel Freeman, Associate Research Professor and Director
"Colvin addresses two of the most difficult and frustrating categories of misbehavior encountered by teachers and provides a wealth of strategies for preventing and intervening with these problems." -- From the Foreword by Randy Sprick
"Finally, a book derived from research but written with practical examples so that teachers can better understand how to develop successful interventions in addressing noncompliance in the classroom." -- Heather Peshak George, Assistant Professor and Codirector
"Colvin is a true leader education and psychology. He effectively presents research-based strategies for proactively managing noncompliance and defiance in the classroom. The strategies are supplemented with chapter summaries, case studies, and reproducible materials. This book is a must-have for teachers and school personnel seeking to effectively manage student behavior and improve student achievement." -- R. Anthony Doggett, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of School Psychology
"Colvin provides a helpful road map for school teams. The case studies provide real examples that make the information easily understood and translated into real-life situations. The book provides practical, easy-to-use, reproducible tools for assessing problem behaviors and developing effective intervention strategies. It is an excellent resource for creating a positive, safe, and productive learning environment." -- Sylvia Martinez and Laura Zeff, District Behavior Specialists
The coverage is extremely important for educators to know. The content is absolutely a must for classroom teachers and consultants. -- Sheila Raza-Self

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