New from best-selling authors Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker, 50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior: Simple Solutions to Complex Challenges is a must-read reference for teachers, both new and experienced!

In a lively and engaging style, Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker share 50 simple, straightforward techniques for improving student behavior and increasing student cooperation, participation, and achievement. Each practical, well-defined strategy can be applied in classrooms of all grade levels and subjects. Strategies include:

  • How to make students more responsible
  • How to nip potential problems in the bud
  • Learning what to overlook
  • Establishing classroom rules and procedures
  • Teaching in small bites (It makes students hungrier!)

As student behavior improves, so too will the quality of learning in your classroom. With this book, you can begin to introduce a host of new strategies into your teaching practice today!

Companion Study Guide Available

chapter 1|3 pages

Meet and Greet

chapter 2|3 pages

A Letter of Introduction

chapter 3|4 pages

Tools for Rules and Procedures

chapter 4|3 pages

Are You All Right?

chapter 5|2 pages

Stay Near, Dear

chapter 6|3 pages

Believe in Them!

chapter 7|3 pages

Meting Out the Seating

chapter 8|2 pages

Happy Notes to Parents

chapter 9|3 pages

Their Own Notes to Parents

chapter 10|2 pages

Make Them Responsible

chapter 11|3 pages

Stress Success, Not Duress

chapter 12|2 pages

Enthusiasm Breeds Enthusiasm

chapter 13|2 pages

Pry for Why

chapter 14|3 pages

A Laugh is Half

chapter 15|4 pages

Student or Teaching Problem?

chapter 16|2 pages

Learn What to Overlook

chapter 17|3 pages

If You Sweat, They Win

chapter 18|3 pages

Defuse the Bully

chapter 19|2 pages

Hold Private Practice Sessions

chapter 20|3 pages

Speak Awfully Softly

chapter 22|3 pages

Saving "Gotcha" for Behaving

chapter 23|2 pages

Find the Gleaming and Redeeming

chapter 24|3 pages

Join the Ranks of Thanks

chapter 25|3 pages

Humiliation Breeds Retaliation

chapter 26|3 pages

Beware the 90/10 Rule

chapter 27|2 pages

We Care About Those Who Care About Us

chapter 28|2 pages

As Nice, Polite, and Motivated as YOU?

chapter 29|2 pages

Unmask the Mask

chapter 30|2 pages

Don't Let the Mood Brood

chapter 31|2 pages

Who's the Most Positive?

chapter 32|3 pages

Become Interested in Their Interests

chapter 33|3 pages

A Favor as a Lifesaver

chapter 34|2 pages

Admit Your Mistakes

chapter 35|2 pages

Seeing Eye to Eye

chapter 36|3 pages

Bell-to-Bell Teaching

chapter 37|2 pages

Smile, Smile, Smile!

chapter 38|2 pages

Teaching With Urgency

chapter 39|2 pages

Make it Doable and Chewable

chapter 40|2 pages

Brag About Them to Others

chapter 41|2 pages

The Diversion Excursion

chapter 42|2 pages

Change the Way They Think

chapter 43|2 pages

Nip It in the Bud

chapter 44|2 pages

Discover the Beams of Their Dreams

chapter 45|3 pages

Work that Body Language!

chapter 46|2 pages

No Rest for the Weary

chapter 47|3 pages

A Little Guilt Trip Goes a Long Way

chapter 49|3 pages

Listen, Listen, Listen!

chapter 50|3 pages

Only a Fool Loses His Cool