One of the primary goals of education is to ensure that children learn varied and complex self-management skills to become more self assured, more self reliant, and responsible for their own behavior, as well as to succeed academically. Although learning experiences designed to actively teach self-management techniques are usually directed toward children with severe academic and behavior problems, these skills are also extremely beneficial for the general student population. An excellent resource for school-based practitioners who wish to address the needs of all school-aged children and adolescents, this book presents practical approaches for designing and implementing self-management interventions in school settings.
"Like many interventions, self-management is not widely used in classrooms even though we know it works. The gap between research and practice can sometimes be bridged by providing teachers with a resource that translates research into a practical "how-to" format. Drs. Shapiro and Cole have created such a resource in this text. They have done so through a balance of both scholarly and applied information, so that educators know the "whys" as well as the "hows" of self-management." --Charles A. Hughes, Ph.D., Penn State University "The problems educators are facing today are enormous. Traditional strategies are not sufficient to address our contemporary challenges. We need to identify and cultivate innovative strategies that hold promise for classroom use. Self-Management Interventions for Classroom Behavior Change by Shapiro and Cole does an outstanding job of presenting practitioners with a review of self-management intervention strategies. These methods enable students to play a more active role in improving their own academic achievement and classroom behaviors. The authors present in both a clear and useful manner descriptions of various self-management classroom strategies, the empirical support for these strategies, and practical issue involved in designing and implementing these strategies. These authors have done an excellent job of showing how research demonstrations of self-management technology can be translated into effective practice." --John W. Fantuzzo, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania "Students that are self-motivated, responsible, and self-directed is what everyone wants for their students, but these are characteristics that are hard to attain. These are difficult concepts to define and even more difficult to teach. Ed Shapiro's and Chris Cole's new book on self-management reads like a road map in practically teaching these skills to the most difficult students. This book is scholarly, but at the same time gives step-by-step instructions in teaching self-management for academic performance, problem solving, stress management, and social skills. I highly recommend the book for regular and special educators for classroom. It is also an excellent tool for guidance personnel who want to make a meaningful impact in educating students to be more self-directed and responsible. This book is a practical gem." --William R. Jensen, Ph.D., University of Utah .,."Shapiro and Cole's present work is well written, organized, and user-friendly. The authors have continued Shapiro's previously successful formula of giving the reader a logical, fairly well-balanced coverage of the research literature, along with practical, well-organized, easy-to-follow guidelines on the implementation of specific assessment and intervention procedures...a thoughtful, informative and practical resource for the school-based practitioner." --"Contemporary Psychology" ..."Shapiro and Cole's present work is well written, organized, and user-friendly. The authors have continued Shapiro's previously successful formula of giving the reader a logical, fairly well-balanced coverage of the research literature, along with practical, well-organized, easy-to-follow guidelines on the implementation of specific assessment and intervention procedures...a thoughtful, informative and practical resource for the school-based practitioner." --"Contemporary Psychology"