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Managing the Cycle of Acting-Out Behavior in the Classroom

Managing the Cycle of Acting-Out Behavior in the Classroom provides practical and safe strategies for managing and preventing acting-out behavior such as defiance, tantrums, threats, resistance, avoidance, and classroom disruption at various levels. This book presents and insightful model that depicts acting-out behavior in terms of seven phases.

The book describes the characteristics of each phase, providing many clear and detailed examples. Each chapter is filled with comprehensive strategies for interventions that can be used for each phase. In addition, the book contains case studies to increase your understanding of this type of classroom behavior.


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  181 pp.
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  Geoff Colvin and Terrance M. Scott
Price: $28.00

Geoff Colvin, Ph.D.

Dr. Geoff Colvin


Geoff Colvin draws on his experiences as a teacher (both in special education and in general education), school administrator, and research associate at the University of Oregon.

Dr. Colvin is a nationally recognized educational consultant who has assisted personnel in more than 200 school districts and agencies managing problem behavior, teaching challenging students, and planning for school safety. He has authored more than 80 publications, including books, book chapters, articles, and video programs, on teaching and managing students who exhibit the full range of problem behavior. His video program Defusing Anger and Aggression received national recognition by winning the 2000 Telly Award and Communicator Award of Distinction.

As an administrator, he directed a juvenile detention school for five years and was the principal for a countywide school for seriously emotionally disturbed youth for five years. He also served for several years as a supervisor of special programs with Bethel School District in Oregon.

Presently, Dr. Colvin serves as a national educational and behavioral consultant and author.


Geoff Colvin is a pioneer in the field of behavior management. His effective strategies, based on years of research and practice, WORK. This book is a must-have guide for all principals and teachers.

—Patricia McRae,
Executive Director of Elementary Education,
Anchorage School District, Anchorage, Alaska