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4 Steps to Managing Off-Task Behavior

Keeping students on task is a major concern for teachers and managing classroom behavior remains a constant challenge.¬† This guide provides teachers with a quick reference to keep students who are off-task from disturbing the rest of the students and get back on track.…

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support: Words of Guidance

Here’s an image: class trip to Washington, DC without a tour guide! What if you, as the teacher, don’t have the experience or expertise to offer insights into the many historical landmarks located there?  An experienced tour guide would lead your students toward a greater understanding of the city and its significance.…

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support: Words of Accountability

Positive Behavior and Intervention Support (PBIS) programs will be weakened if educators perceive them as only a “warm and soft” approach to handling discipline in their school. Warmth, care, and encouragement are absolutely essential in dealing with student behavior issues; however, these perceived “softer” social qualities must be combined with a respectful and appropriate measure of accountability.…