Teacher’s Encyclopedia

Since the first edition appears in 1995, thousands of teachers have come to rely on the effective interventions presented in Dr. Randy Sprick’s Teacher’s Encyclopedia of Behavior Management to help them create and maintain productive, respectful learning environments.


2012 / 888 pp. and 75 reproducible forms for download
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Comprehensive and insightful, the Teacher’s Encyclopedia offers more than 500 easy-to-implement intervention plans, covering over 100 common classroom problems, including:

  • Arguing—Students with the teacher and students with each other
  • Blaming others/Excuses for everything
  • Cliques/Ganging up
  • Forgetting materials
  • Homework issues
  • Problems with transitions
  • Work completion—Daily work

The new second edition incorporates a more streamlined, easy-to-reference design, a new CD with 75 ready-to-use reproducibles to make intervention implementation easy (formerly Encyclopedia Tools), and 14 new problems, including misuse of electronics, cyberbullying, gambling, and skipping class.

For each misbehavior addressed, the Teacher’s Encyclopedia offers an assortment of plans that allow you to select an intervention tailored to the purpose, duration, and severity of the specific situation. A series of questions guides you through relevant considerations to help you identify the plan that best suits your situation or develop your own custom intervention.

Teacher’s Encyclopedia is listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). The online National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices was discontinued in January 2018, but a link to the Safe & Civil Schools NREPP listing can be found here.

  • Randy Sprick

    Randy Sprick, Ph.D., is an educational consultant and trainer in Eugene, Oregon. Each year, he presents practical and entertaining workshops to over 30,000 teachers and administrators throughout the United States and Canada. Much of his work involves helping teachers, principals, and other staff set up schools and classrooms that encourage student responsibility and motivation, while humanely and effectively helping misbehaving students learn to behave in more responsible ways. As the primary author for the Safe & Civil Schools series, Randy has produced numerous articles, books, audiotapes, and videotapes that assist school personnel in dealing with the issues of discipline and classroom management. In 2007, the Council for Exceptional Children honored Randy with the J.E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his work developing, advocating, and promoting Positive Behavior Support in schools.