The Behavior Code: Practical Tips for Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students | May 16, 2012
Please join us on May 16, from 4:00–5:00 p.m. EDT for a live online session with Jessica Minahan and Nancy Rappaport, authors of the groundbreaking new book, The Behavior Code.
Based on a collaboration dating back nearly a decade, the authors—a behavioral analyst and a child psychiatrist—reveal their systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult behaviors and how to match them with proven strategies for getting students back on track to learn.
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About the Faculty
Jessica Minahan is a board-certified behavior analyst and special educator who is currently employed in the Newton (MA) public school system as a district-wide behavior analyst.
Nancy Rappaport is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother’s Suicide (Basic Books, 2009)
About The Behavior Code
Why do some students act out in school again and again, despite educators’ best efforts to help them? Why do some students seem utterly unreachable? The culmination of ten years of research and experience with students, this book compiles all the observations and techniques used by Minahan and Rappaport to connect with challenging students and enable their academic success.
“Teaching is an art, but it's one that can be improved with science. Based on what we have learned in the field of psychology, The Behavior Code gives teachers the tools to transform the behavior patterns of some of their most challenging students. By using this essential book, teachers, instead of punishing or writing off troubled students, can get them onto a path for success."
—Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone
“The Behavior Code is truly a godsend…I predict that once teachers and principals begin to apply the authors’ approach for understanding and changing problematic behavior, they’ll never look elsewhere for help again. Buy it, read it, use it, read it again and again—and pass it on!”
— William S. Pollack, associate clinical professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
The Harvard Gazette spotlights Nancy Rappaport’s work, emphasizing the straightforward and powerful advice The Behavior Code offers teachers.
An article in The New York Times highlights the roles schools and teachers must play to evaluate troubled student behavior and the resources needed to do so.
The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at research that links bad behavior in school with lower rates of college attendance among boys.