NEW--Step-by-step technology is presented through a new supplemental online book, Graphing in Excel for the Classroom: A Step-by-Step Approach–Brings educational applications to data collection and graphing, a cornerstone of behavior management.
o This supplemental book can be downloaded online at http://www.prenhall.com/alberto and is directly tied to text content.
NEW-- An expanded Companion Website provides more opportunities for application, activities, and resources. http://www.prenhall.com/alberto
o Margin notes integrate technology with the text and cue readers to look for more information or resources on the website and gauge their understanding of chapter content through interactive self-quizzes and web-based activities for reflection and problem solving.
NEW-- Chapter 13, Putting It All Together–Ties all of the cases and classroom “snapshots”– anecdotes that show teachers implementing principles of applied behavior analysis in a variety of settings–together in relation to the content presented in the text.
o Concepts are grounded and supported by in-depth classroom examples or snapshots–showing readers what it’s like to be a teacher using these principles and the powerful effects they can produce.
NEW--Coverage of cultural and linguistic–Diversity is expanded to reflect our changing times and environment and prepare pre-service teachers for the classrooms they will encounter in their future teaching professions.
NEW--More general education examples are integrated throughout the text to show the benefits and necessities of inclusion.
NEW–Reauthorization of IDEA–includes the latest information of the law as amended in 2004.
NEW--Chapter Outline at the start of every chapter and Key Terms at the end of every chapter.
NEW--Part of the Merrill Teacher Prep Textbook Series. Your students' textbook is now the ultimate resource for applying learned strategies to classroom practice.
o "Things to Take Into Your Classroom" featured on the inside front and back covers of every Teacher Prep text lists page references for the book's strategies, plans, activities, lessons, and other resourceful materials for students to use in the classroom--making this text not just a book for learning, but a book for teaching.
Expanded coverage of functional assessment and functional analysis–Iincluding new behavior support plans that provide teachers with powerful strategies to deal with challenging student behaviors without resorting to traditional, aversive, or punitive methods.
Example instruments and strategies that have been classroom-tested–Demonstrate the ease of data collection in today's educational settings.
Functional assessment and analysis chapter–Bridges the gap between development of a hypothesis and selection of an intervention strategy; facilitates understanding of the behavior change paradigm.
Classroom examples throughout–Create a vision of applied behavior analysis that is immediate, accessible, and relevant to both student and teacher
Sheets, charts, and tables for actual data recording–Shows students “how it's done.”
Professor Grundys (entertaining stories from the life of the imaginary Professor Grundy)–Illustrative and sometimes light-hearted examples throughout the text show a teacher in action in different situations relating to chapter content and concepts.
o Exemplify text principles with humor that's effective and empowering.