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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

Teaching With Compassion: A Guide to the Trauma-Informed Virtual Classroom

Change is traumatic. When the World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020, the world changed, and trauma ensued. Businesses shut down. Schools sent kids home, believing they’d come back eventually. Instead, they ended up shutting down for the entire school year, many going virtual for their final academic quarter. Many kids were ... Read more Teaching With Compassion: A Guide to the Trauma-Informed Virtual Classroom

How to Address Chronic Absenteeism in K12 Schools

One of the biggest challenges educators are facing today is absenteeism. While children are in the classroom, even the most mischievous are learning something. They are also benefiting from social exposure, exercise, and potentially school meals. For children who are in abusive households, school time is the time that they are spending in a safe ... Read more How to Address Chronic Absenteeism in K12 Schools

The Impact of Classroom Management on Social-Emotional Learning

It’s impossible to deny the effects of students’ emotions, relationships, and decision-making skills on their learning skills. While nobody – no matter their age – can live their life by their emotions, there are ways to tailor lesson plans in an effort to make everyone a success. Classroom management ties inextricably into social-emotional learning (SEL) ... Read more The Impact of Classroom Management on Social-Emotional Learning

Behavior Management: Addressing Disproportionality in K-12 Schools

Disruptive behaviors have rapidly increased in K-12 schools, especially in elementary schools. From tantrums to bullying, there has been an increase in several different kinds of rambunctious behavior patterns. Schools have had a hard time keeping up with so many behavioral issues, and this tends to cause disproportionality over time. Schools need disproportionality behavior intervention plans. ... Read more Behavior Management: Addressing Disproportionality in K-12 Schools

Trauma-Informed Classroom: Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Children act out all the time, but “naughty” behavior does not indicate naughty kids. When children deal with stress, their brains move into a fight-or-flight mode. All of our brains do this. It’s the brain’s way of saying, “you’re in trouble, and you better do something about it.” Children exposed to dangerous situations repeatedly, though, ... Read more Trauma-Informed Classroom: Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

What Is ABA: Everything You Need to Know About Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of behavior therapy. It focuses on improving specific types of behavior, such as communication skills, social skills, fine motor skills, and more. ABA is an effective therapy for many children and adults. It’s a standard therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual handicaps, and various disabilities. ABA ... Read more What Is ABA: Everything You Need to Know About Applied Behavior Analysis

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