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Author: Kenton Levings

How to Deal with Student Aggression in an Online Classroom

Are you having issues with aggressive or defiant students in your online classroom? Virtual learning has thrown many, if not all, teachers for a loop. And with the guidelines for safe and effective education constantly shifting (and very little consistency from one state to the next), it’s understandable that even one student being defiant in class could be ... Read more How to Deal with Student Aggression in an Online Classroom

Turning Education on Its Head: How to Teach Using a Flipped Classroom

Experimenting with a new teaching strategy can be frightening. Still, your students’ needs and changing circumstances in the world demand innovation. Knowing that other teachers have been successful with a particular teaching method can make innovation less intimidating. Having concrete steps you can take to replicate their success in your classroom makes it even more manageable. Popular ... Read more Turning Education on Its Head: How to Teach Using a Flipped Classroom

7 Tips to Enhance Social-Emotional Learning in a Virtual Classroom

Even before the pandemic, school-aged children struggled with social and emotional health. Between 2014-2018, the CDC found that one in six children experienced symptoms of mental illness. The stresses of pandemic and distance learning have only increased concerns about young people’s mental health. Almost 30% of parents reported that their children were struggling during the pandemic. Under normal ... Read more 7 Tips to Enhance Social-Emotional Learning in a Virtual Classroom

Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): The Four Functions of Behavior

Every teacher has experienced it. You watch a student engage in some unconscionable behavior, and you ask yourself, “Why?” Why would a student chew on her own shoe? Why would a student chase the classmate he likes so incessantly that he brings her to tears? Why would a student who is lonely lash out at classmates ... Read more Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): The Four Functions of Behavior

How Do I Know If My Child Needs a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)?

The Environmental Advisory Board estimates that, on average, teachers lose about 2-1/2 hours of instruction time every week due to behavioral problems in the classroom. This means that there is almost three weeks’ worth of learning time lost during an academic year. Correcting disruptive behavior is important for both children and teachers. Understanding the underlying cause ... Read more How Do I Know If My Child Needs a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)?

CARES Act: A Guide to K-12 Emergency Relief Funds for Your School

School districts already faced budget shortfalls before the coronavirus pandemic hit. The pandemic added significant new expenses and reductions in tax revenue. In doing so, it created a dire situation for schools and state and local governments. To address this situation, the federal government passed the CARES Act. The CARES Act provides emergency relief to ... Read more CARES Act: A Guide to K-12 Emergency Relief Funds for Your School

Classroom Management: The Most Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Almost half of all teachers feel unprepared to manage their classrooms. This number includes teachers with significant classroom experience. In fact, classroom behavior management can be a struggle for new and veteran teachers. As expectations increase and class sizes grow, this struggle becomes more difficult. At the same time, it becomes even more important. Read on to learn ... Read more Classroom Management: The Most Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Common Obstacles Students Face in a Virtual Classroom and How to Manage Them

The COVID pandemic has turned the world—and the world of education—upside down. In a matter of days and, in some cases, overnight, students and teachers were forced to upend the way they taught, learned, and interacted. This new environment poses unique challenges to students, teachers, and parents. In the face of these challenges, each of ... Read more Common Obstacles Students Face in a Virtual Classroom and How to Manage Them

Revolutionary K12 behavior management company, Insights to Behavior, becomes one of the fastest-growing privately held companies according to Inc. 5000

“We’re proud to be recognized among Inc.’s respected list of fastest-growing private companies,” says Insights to Behavior CEO Kenton Levings. “We’ve placed significant focus over the past several years on growing our business, supporting our customers, and building the most robust behavior management system in the market today.”

Special Education Classroom Behavior Management Strategies for K12

If you work in education or specifically special education, you know how challenging it can be to manage a classroom with a variety of unique needs. Often those behaviors can be distracting and frustrating for both teachers and other students. It probably would not surprise you to learn that on average, 144 minutes per week ... Read more Special Education Classroom Behavior Management Strategies for K12

How to Successfully Manage Behavior in K12 During Virtual Schooling

Are you familiar with the “ripple effect” and its relationship to classroom behavior management? It refers to the tendency for students to act out after a peer gets chastised for misbehaving. Two psychologists, Paul Gump and Jacob Kounin discovered the phenomenon in the 1950s. Despite the passage of time, the “ripple effect” remains alive and well today. This fact is confirmed by more recent studies. ... Read more How to Successfully Manage Behavior in K12 During Virtual Schooling

Dealing With Chronic Absenteeism in K12 Schools During the 2020/2021 School Year

Abby dropped out of school when she was 16. She hadn’t attended school regularly for the previous two years. Her priorities had shifted from attending marching band practice and studying for chemistry to caring for her sister as her mom looked for her next prescription drug high. Abby’s absenteeism did not result from a lack of desire to ... Read more Dealing With Chronic Absenteeism in K12 Schools During the 2020/2021 School Year