Every classroom teacher has them: those students who are brimming with potential, but whose classroom behavior threatens to derail their success – and take the rest of the class along for the ride!
Educators consistently ask for more professional development in this area. SIIA’s recent Vision K-20 Professional Learning survey asked educators about their professional learning practices and experience, and for PreK-12 educators, classroom management and behavior ranked at the top of the list (34%) as the most common online professional learning topic they select.
Managing challenging behaviors can be one of the most difficult parts of teaching, but fortunately, effective classroom management is a skill everyone can learn. The set of techniques including Applied Behavior Analysis, Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Positive Behavior Intervention Plans (PBIPs) can make a real difference in managing challenging behavior. Once educators understand why students are exhibiting challenging or disruptive behaviors, they can develop and implement interventions to help change the student’s behavior.
Exceptional Child includes an entire section of online courses focused on helping educators manage challenging behavior.