This book shows teachers and other human service professionals working in school settings how to employ non-aversive, behavior analysis principles in classrooms and other school settings. Marked by its clear writing and multitude of real-classroom examples, this book is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher education, special education, school psychology, and school counseling. Behavior Analysis for Effective Teaching makes a perfect text for one of the five required courses for the Credentialing Exam of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). Outstanding features include:
• A classroom focus that seamlessly integrates behavior management with effective classroom instruction.
• Up-to-date research covering topics such as tag teaching, precision teaching, verbal behavior, autism, and computer-aided instruction.
• Pedagogical strategies including in-chapter quizzes and problem-solving exercises.
• A companion website featuring instructor test banks, illustrative videos, and further resources.
CONTENTS Preface AcknowledgmentsTo the Instructor PART I SCIENCE AND THE ART OF TEACHING Chapter 1 Adding Science to the Art of Teaching Chapter 2 Finding the “Causes” of Behavior in Functional Relations Chapter 3 How We Learn PART II PLANNING FOR IMPROVEMENT Chapter 4 Setting Goals to Improve Achievement
Chapter 5 Improving Sensitivity to Progress: Recording Methods Chapter 6 Making Progress Visible: Charting and Graphing Chapter 7 The Teacher as Researcher
PART III DESIGNING INSTRUCTION Chapter 8 Shaping Behavior: The Role of Postcedents Chapter 9 Teaching Concepts and Understanding: The Role of Antecedents
Chapter 10 Verbal Behavior: Teaching Language Skills PART IV ETHICAL PRACTICES AND ULTIMATE GOALS Chapter 11 Punishment and Why to Avoid It
Chapter 12 Beyond Testing: Reaching the Ultimate Goals of Education