Chapter 10

As you read in chapter 2 these applications have

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Unformatted text preview: listen to one group, while I look around the room at the others.” Behavioral Learning Theory and Classroom Management Behavioral learning theory provides classroom management applications for modifying students’ behavior. As you read in Chapter 2, these applications have their critics (Kohn, 1993). However, they also have a long history of effectiveness, especially for special needs learners (Simpson, 1998; Walker, Colvin & Ramsey, 1995). Our discussion of behavioral classroom management applications is organized around the behavioral learning principles introduced in Chapter 2. Principle 2.1: Learning is Measurable and Observable 12 In designing a systematic behavioral approach to classroom management, , you would need to identify the specific behaviors you want to change, an intervention to change those behaviors, and a way to evaluate whether or not your intervention produced the desired changes in those behaviors. This systematic approach is referred to as applied behavior analysis, and it is implemented through a sequence of four steps (Birnbrauer, Burchard & Burchard, 1970; Porter, 2000; Sulzer-Azaroff & Mayer, 1991). (1) Select and define specific behavio...
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