Solving Behavior Problems in Math Class: Academic, Learning, Social, and Emotional Empowerment, Grades K-12, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Solving Behavior Problems in Math Class

Academic, Learning, Social, and Emotional Empowerment, Grades K-12, 1st Edition

By Jennifer Taylor-Cox


152 pages

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Reduce the number of discipline issues that arise in your math classroom with ideas from math education expert Jennifer Taylor-Cox. In this book, you'll learn a variety of ways to handle disruptive, disinterested, avoidant, and/or disrespectful students in K-12 math classrooms.

Using realistic, case-by-case examples, the author reveals practical strategies for eliminating teacher-student tensions related to power struggles, bullying, disengagement, and more.

Contents include:

  • Theories of Blame and Remedy
  • A New Perspective: Empowering Students
  • K-5 Students and Situations
  • Middle School and High School Students and Situations
  • Smart Moves

Emphasizing a positive, constructive approach to discipline, this book is perfect for teachers implementing MTSS and for any teachers who want to solve behavior problems by empowering students academically, socially, and emotionally.

Table of Contents

About the Author



  1. The Past

    Theories of Blame

    Theories of Remedy

  2. A New Perspective - Empowering Students

    Academic Empowerment

    Learning Empowerment

    Social Empowerment

    Emotional Empowerment

  3. K-5 Math Students and Situations

    Tonya Tantrum

    Raymond the Runner

    Screaming Scott

    Booker the Bully

    Lizbeth the Lifter

    Disinterested Diondre

    Mouthy Maria

  4. Middle School and High School Students and Situations

    Daydreamer Dewain

    Texting Tashi

    Felix the Fighter

    Rude Rashanda

    Carlos the Clown

    Sleepy Susanna

    Arrogant Anna

  5. Smart Moves

    Creating Shared Classroom Expectations

    Avoiding Power Struggles

    Preventing Bullying

    Having a Crisis Plan

    Holding Class Meetings

    Empowering Decision Makers

    Building Respect Among Class Members

    Working Effectively with Parents

    Monitoring Progress and Making Adjustments

    Final, Final Thoughts


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