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1st Edition

Improving Student Behavior
The Success Diary Approach

ISBN 9781138362826
Published March 5, 2019 by Routledge
95 Pages

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Book Description

What if you could use a handpicked set of tools to help children redirect their classroom behavior from dysfunctional to positive? Improving Student Behavior: The Success Diary Approach is a step-by-step guide to promoting your students’ personal development. This book introduces The Success Diary, a novel, easy-to-use method for involving students in their own behavior modification plans. Designed by an experienced school psychologist, this guide consolidates approaches from various schools of behavioral intervention and integrates them into a streamlined, adaptable framework for teachers looking to engage with children’s unique personalities, skills, motivations, and support systems to create lasting behavioral change. Through these flexible, common-sense guidelines and activities, you can empower your students to participate in working towards better behaviors and healthy social-emotional development.

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Table of Contents

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Introduction: Modifying Dysfunctional Behaviors: Injecting Personality into the Intervention

Chapter 1. Approaching Dysfunctional Behavior as a Team: Form a Collaborative Triangle

Chapter 2. Agreeing on the Dysfunctional Behavior: Name the Problem

Chapter 3. Consider the Cause for the Behavior: Postulate a Theory About the Motivation

Chapter 4. Finding Alternatives to Dysfunctional Behavior: Define a Required Skill Set

Chapter 5. Time to Address the Dysfunctional Behavior: Make a Success Diary

Chapter 6. Improving Behavior: Encourage a Sense of Capability

Chapter 7. Changing the Dysfunctional Behavior: Monitor for Success

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Ami Braverman, PhD, is an experienced School Psychologist and Behavior Intervention Specialist. He is the creator of, a back-to-basics self-help toolbox for teachers.

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