Report Roundup

Behavior Problems

"Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom"

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

A practice guide Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader for teachers recommends a mix of strategies to combat student behavior problems in elementary school classrooms, including steps teachers can take on their own and by tapping resources from outside the classroom.

The guide, released by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, calls on teachers to identify the specifics of problem behavior and the conditions that reinforce it. Then they should modify the classroom learning environment to decrease such behavior, and teach and reinforce new skills to increase good behavior, the guide says.

The report also recommends that teachers draw on relationships with colleagues and students’ families for guidance on improving behavior.

Lastly, it asks teachers to assess whether schoolwide behavior problems warrant adopting broader strategies and programs in the school as a whole.

Vol. 28, Issue 06, Page 5

Published in Print: October 1, 2008, as Behavior Problems
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories