Johnny Doesn't Behave
Twenty Tips and Measurable BIPs
D. Bateman and Annemieke Golly
Johnny Doesn't Behave should be a required handbook for teachers
that struggle with having difficult children in their classroom.
These children could range from having difficulties with the material
being covered to children being bored and finding the work too easy.
The first part of the book has twenty tips for teachers to help
them help their students. Some of these tips include knowing your
students in order to work together with parents. The book then goes
into how teachers need to create behavior plans for their difficult
students. The last part of the book has concrete examples of measurable
behavioral intervention plans (BIPs). These intervention plans apply
for all different types of students in different grades and educational
Johnny Doesn't Behave provides some excellent ideas and tips
that might seem to be common sense but reminds teachers that each
child is different. Any teacher or paraprofessional that deal with
children in an educational setting should pick up this book and
try to implement the advice into their classrooms or offices.