Teaching Children with Challenging Behaviors provides early childhood educators with a guide to developmentally appropriate practice for working with children who exhibit challenging behaviors, as well as perspectives for experienced teachers to reflect upon best practices in today’s complex world. This highly practical book addresses systemic issues such as classroom management techniques; social, emotional, and behavioral support strategies; curriculum, assessment, and utilization of technology; and bridging the existing gap between mental health providers, families, and early childhood professionals. Written in nontechnical language with support from current research, this book will help you navigate the sometimes treacherous terrain of teaching children with challenging behaviors.
This volume’s authors bring to life a constructivist approach to addressing challenging behavior that is inclusive, reflective and collaborative. Their proactive orientation speaks to the classroom environment, teaching practices, curriculum approaches, specialized strategies and all-important partnerships with families. Through the book’s scenarios and invitations for reflection, early childhood educators will gain insights and practical guidance for using strategies that support all children’s learning.
— Janet Thompson, Director, Early Childhood Lab School, University of California, Davis
Gayle Mindes and her colleagues have provided an impressive and much needed service to the early childhood profession with the publication of Teaching Children With Challenging Behaviors. They have crafted an engaging, comprehensive, practical, and applied approach to guiding the behaviors of difficult to manage children. Professionals in all early childhood settings will benefit from their wise counsel and sound advice. As a result, they have earned the profession's gratitude and thanks.
—George S. Morrison, Ed.D, Emeritus Professor of Early Childhood Education, The University of North Texas
1. Supporting Behavior and Learning for all Young Children 2. Setting the Stage for Success 3. Implementing Effective Curriculum 4. Classroom Management with Special Techniques for Managing Challenging Behaviors 5. Collaborating for Success