Course Syllabus: Behavior Management 101


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Course Description

Are you a teacher having a behavior management problem in the classroom, or a parent with an unruly, uncooperative child? Would you like to know how behavior management works, and how it can help? Suitable for teachers, educators, parents, and college instruction, our Applied Behavior Management course gives a complete overview of behavior management and keys to controlling behavior.  

Each lesson defines and explains key terminology in a clear, easy-to-understand format. This 9-lesson course not only provides methods for dealing with problem behavior in children of all ages both at home and at school, it provides an in-depth explanation of the science of behaviorism and explores both classical and operant conditioning theories. This course also gives a complete overview of early key researchers in the field of behaviorism, and discusses their experimental methods and findings.

Information from multiple sources provides accurate, complete information, and embedded links within the chapters provide further reading and information for additional study. Each lesson concludes with a series of true/false and multiple choice questions designed to test retention of the information provided.

Classroom management techniques explored in this course include behavior modification basics for dealing with young children, techniques for the classroom, token economies, the bead system, the ticket system, strategies for parents, behavior management through positive discipline, power teaching, T.E.A.M. discipline, and functional assessments. We'll also explore the various types of aggression, including hostile aggression and passive-aggressive behavior.

Behavioral techniques are easier to implement than you think – once you know how. Our Applied Behavior Management course will help get you on your way to a calmer home and a more organized classroom.

Course Requirements

At least a high school reading and writing educational level is required.

Course Topics

Lesson 1: The Science of Behaviorism An Overview

Lesson 2: Behavior Modification Basics

Lesson 3: Managing Challenging Behavior in Young Children

Lesson 4: Behavior Management Strategies for Parents

Lesson 5: Strategies for the Classroom

Lesson 6: Using a Token Economy to Manage Student Behavior

Lesson 7: The Bead System and the Ticket System

Lesson 8: Behavior Management through Power Teaching, T.E.A.M. Discipline, and Positive Discipline

Lesson 9: Using Functional Assessments to Manage the Behavior of Hostile Aggressive Students

Course Materials

All course materials will be online and no outside purchases will be required.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz. Some of the lessons will also include an assignment. Students will successfully complete this course with an overall average of 70% or higher.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know strategies for managing behavior in the classroom setting.
  • Describe the major behavior management techniques for parents.
  • Demonstrate how to manage more challenging behaviors in young children.
  • Know the basic ideas of behavior modification.
  • Describe the bead system and how it is used to promote good behaviors.
  • Describe the Token Economy and how it is used to promote good behaviors.
  • Describe the Ticket System and how it is used to promote good behaviors.
  • Know behavior management via Power Teaching.
  • Know behavior management using TEAM Discipline.
  • Describe Positive Discipline, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Assessment Guide

An Introduction1
Lesson 1 Assignment5
Lesson 1 Exam10
Lesson 2 Assignment20
Lesson 2 Exam8
Lesson 3 Exam9
Lesson 4 Assignment20
Lesson 4 Exam10
Lesson 5 Assignment20
Lesson 5 Exam10
Lesson 6 Assignment20
Lesson 6 Exam10
Lesson 7 Assignment 20
Lesson 7 Exam10
Lesson 8 Exam11
Lesson 9 Exam10
The Final Exam46
Total Points:240
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