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Effective Behavior Management

Attention or Detention?


Children come in their individualized packages and you get a variety of behavior types inside and outside of the classroom. The rules for effective management seem simple - conistency, postitive reinforcement and logical consequences - easier said than done.

Each of the following articles provides strategies to help you deal effecitively with all behavior types.

The Tattletale
Tattletales in the classroom are seldom helpful and more often a nuisance. Find out how to curb the inappropriateness of tattling.

The Aggressive Child
Aggression is found in most classrooms. Understand why a child is aggressive and implement effective strategies to change the inappropriate behaviors.

The Teaser and the Teased
Children who teased have often been teased themselves. Teasing is a behavior that is also found in most classrooms. However, there are some very effective tips and strategies to help curb teasing in the classroom.

The Child Who Lies
Most children lie to get attention. This child will need to be taught effective methods of gaining attention. With patience and persistence, helping the child curb the habit of lying will soon be the outcome.

The Attention Seeker
Finding the root cause often helps the child who seeks attention. A child who doesn't get attention by behaving appropriately will often begin to behave inappropriately. Find out how to help the child who is constantly seeking attention.

The Bully
Bullying is a big issue today is most classrooms. Most educational jurisdictions have anti-bullying plans and programs in place to support teachers with the issues of bullying. Find out how you can curb habits of bullying.

The Lacking in Motivation Child
Teachers need to seek out the root cause to determine why a child isn't motivated. Sometimes it will be a result of boredom but in some cases it can also be a direct result of depression. It's important to look for understanding when a child lacks motivation.

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