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Motivating Defiant and Disruptive Students to Learn Positive Classroom Management Strategies by Richard D. Korb

Motivating Defiant and Disruptive Students to Learn Positive Classroom Management Strategies


Motivating Defiant and Disruptive Students to Learn Positive Classroom Management Strategies by Richard D. Korb

Motivating Defiant and Disruptive Students to Learn gives teachers solutions to a broad spectrum on behavioral issues, from preventative methods to intervention best practices. This accessible, step-by-step guide will be an indispensible resource for new and veteran teachers, offering easy-to-implement methods for classroom management and student engagement tailored to individual student needs. With increasing class size and ever increasing student diversity, this book provides teachers with the strategies and scaffolding needed to have confidence and control, allowing them to focus on instruction and learning and avoiding burnout.


This book offers very specific ways a classroom teacher can implement behavior modifications when the school does not have a strong behavior system in place. The detailed, step-by-step methods of implementing the behavior modification provide teachers something they can read and begin using immediately. -- Michelle Strom, Middle School Language Arts Teacher Rich Korb has a wealth of experience in dealing with the defiant and alienated students who disrupt classes and other students
learning. This valuable book provides strong support on important cultural changes and student behavior management that will provide an inclusive and engaging school environment for all students.

-- Neil MacNeill, Principal

About the Author

Rich Korb has thirty-three years of educational experience as a successful educator and consultant working with difficult and at-risk students. He has taught both general and special education at all levels and has served as Youth Ranch Director of Education for delinquent youth. His experience in working with difficult and defiant students has led him to develop a wealth of practical ideas that teachers and administrators can put to use immediately. He knows what works and what doesn't work when dealing with disruptive and defiant students. Rich is also a sought-after presenter, and author of Motivating Defiant and Disruptive Students to Learn, Powerful Strategies for Working Effectively with Difficult, Noncompliant Students, and Accelerating Achievement Through Purposeful Assessment. Rich is an adjunct faculty member for Seattle Pacific University and Brandman University Chapman University Systems, where he teaches a course in how to work with defiant and disruptive students.

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Book Info

Publication date

14th March 2012


Richard D. Korb

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Corwin Press Inc an imprint of SAGE Publications Inc


184 pages


Teaching of students with emotional & behavioural difficulties
Teaching skills & techniques



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