K-12 Behavior Management Blog

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How to Better Understand the Four Functions of Behavior

There’s a reason why we act how we act. Our behaviors make sense and have functions, even if that isn’t always clear. If a child is behaving in an unfavorable way, it’s because the behavior is meeting a specific need. Learning about the four functions of behavior is important for teaching children and becoming a ... Read more How to Better Understand the Four Functions of Behavior

10 Classroom Management Tips for Students Who Need Extra Help

Even the best teachers can struggle with controlling their classrooms. This is especially true if they must deal with difficult student behavior on a regular basis. A teacher can plan a fun, creative lesson, but without a behavior management plan in place, it can go downhill very quickly. Managing a classroom well is the first ... Read more 10 Classroom Management Tips for Students Who Need Extra Help

Why Do Children Misbehave? Finding the Root Causes of Classroom Misbehavior

As educators, you know there are just some kids who walk into a classroom and they’re not going to follow the norms of the classroom. You think they hear you, yet disregard directions. Create disruptions. Prevent other students from learning. Teachers could recite this list in their heads. They also spend a good part of ... Read more Why Do Children Misbehave? Finding the Root Causes of Classroom Misbehavior

Effective Research-Based Behavior Management Strategies for Children With Autism

Whether you’re a teacher, social worker, behavior interventionist, or school counselor, working with children can be difficult. While these are some of the most rewarding jobs, sometimes you’re just left scratching your head and wondering how to manage negative behavior. If you work with children with autism, this can be an even trickier topic to navigate, ... Read more Effective Research-Based Behavior Management Strategies for Children With Autism

5 Behavior Management Strategies for Students With Challenges

Do you work with K-12 students on a daily basis? In addition to teachers, this group also includes instructors tasked with providing support outside of the classroom. It’s comprised of school counselors and psychologists, as well as special education directors and behavior interventionists. All of these educators will encounter myriad different types of learners during a typical workday. ... Read more 5 Behavior Management Strategies for Students With Challenges

Research-Based Strategies for Dealing With Disruptive Students

Over 50 million students attend a public school in the United States, taught by 3.2 million full-time teachers. However, the teaching profession has a very high turnover rate. About 8% of teachers quit and pursue a new profession, or retire, each year. And in some states, as many as 40% of teachers leave the job after five years. ... Read more Research-Based Strategies for Dealing With Disruptive Students