Behavior Management

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School Climate & Safety Explainer What Is Restraint and Seclusion? An Explainer
Restraint and seclusion are dangerous practices that are used to control students with disabilities, experts say.
Eesha Pendharkar, November 14, 2023
8 min read
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A student raises her hand to share her work with her teacher.
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Teaching Video Tips From Acclaimed Teachers: Classroom Management
State teachers of the year share their tips for new teachers on how to establish classroom norms and expectations.
Kaylee Domzalski, August 3, 2023
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Student Well-Being Kids' Mental Health Can Decline in the Summer. What Schools Can Do to Help
Without access to regular routines or mental health supports, some students can regress during the summer months.
Caitlyn Meisner, August 3, 2023
5 min read
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Teaching What the Research Says Targeting Training to Just a Few Teachers Could Help Cut Racial Discipline Gap in Half
Researchers find a small number of teachers are driving up the disparities in discipline referrals.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 16, 2023
3 min read
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Teaching Opinion How to Manage Emotional Distress in the Classroom
Four strategies for bringing student-centered instruction to your classroom.
Kareem Farah, May 30, 2023
5 min read
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Student Well-Being Opinion How to Fix Classroom Misbehavior
An insight from the science of habit can make all the difference between continued misbehavior and good conduct.
Asaf Mazar, May 3, 2023
1 min read
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Student Well-Being Student Behavior Isn't Getting Any Better, Survey Shows
Three years in and the pandemic is still affecting students' behavior, according to a survey of educators.
Arianna Prothero, April 20, 2023
1 min read
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Curriculum When It Comes to SEL, Administrators and Teachers See Things Differently
There is a yawning gap between administrators and teachers in how thoroughly they think SEL programs are being put to work in schools.
Arianna Prothero, March 10, 2023
7 min read
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Student Well-Being Subtle Ways to Check on Students' Well-Being
Students sometimes don’t get help because they don’t want to stand out.
Denisa R. Superville, December 6, 2022
3 min read
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Classroom Technology 4 Tips for Tackling TikTok Challenges That Disrupt School
It's easy to see why teens and preteens are drawn to TikTok challenges, which combine social media with peer pressure and risky behavior.
Alyson Klein, October 13, 2022
2 min read
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Classroom Technology TikTok Challenges Are a Nightmare for Schools. How Should Educators Respond?
Digital citizenship lessons and parent communication can help blunt the impact of destructive TikTok challenges.
Alyson Klein, October 6, 2022
7 min read
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Student Well-Being Opinion Why Students Give In to Peer Pressure. Here’s How to Help Them Resist It
Punishments like suspension don’t solve behavior problems. These tools are more effective.
Geoffrey L. Cohen, September 28, 2022
2 min read
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Professional Development Opinion Here's a Way Forward With Challenging Students
Giving teachers a chance to use their expertise can have stellar results, write two researchers.
Bryan Mascio & Hunter Gehlbach, September 7, 2022
4 min read