Behavior and Classroom Management
By Jerry Webster, About.com Guide
Behavior is one of the greatest challenges a special education teacher faces, especially when students getting special education services are in inclusive classrooms. These resources help the special education teacher support their students in inclusive settings as well as help general education teachers and special ed teachers in self contained classrooms guarantee classroom success.
These resources are organized around first providing structure in the classroom, to addressing behavior generally, and finally assessing problems behaviors and providing structured interventions as prescribed by federal law.
- Classroom Management
- Behavior Management Strategies
- ABA Applied Behavior Analysis
- Behavior Management Documents
The most effective way to deal with difficult behavior is to prevent it. Simple as that. Creating a classroom environment that reinforces positive behavior, stimulates attention and imagination and makes teacher expectations clear to the students.
- Positive Behavior Support
- Classroom Routines
- Token Systems for Behavior Management
- Organizing Students for Success
- Tootling, Not Tattling -- Positive Peer Review
- Classroom Management for the Inclusion Classroom
- Reinforcement Ideas for Successful Classroom Management
- A Classroom Management System
- A Point System for Classroom Reinforcement
Behavior Management Strategies
Before you have to put an FBA and BIP in place, there are strategies that will help refocus behavior and avoid those higher, official levels of intervention.
- Behavioral Triage -- Choosing Strategies for Behavior Intervention
- Handling Typical Classroom Problems
- Understanding Misbehavior
- Strategies for Dealing with Problem Behaviors
- Creating Behavior Contracts
- Printable Behavior Contracts
- Response Cost in Behavior Management
- Behavior Disorders in Children
- Behavior Disorders
- 6 Books Recommended for Discipline
- Best Practices for Behavior Disabilities
ABA Applied Behavior Analysis
ABA, or Applied Behavior Analysis, is a research based therapeutic system based on Behaviorism, the science of behavior, first defined by B.F. Skinner. It has been proven to be successful in managing and changing problematic behavior, as well as providing instruction in functional and life skills, and academic programming.
- ABA - a Definition
- Discrete Trial Training in ABA
- The Function of Behavior in ABA
- Learning to Learn Skills in ABA
- Reinforcer Assessment to Create Reinforcement Schedules in ABA
- Writing a Functional Behavioral Analysis
- The FBA - the Functional Behavioral Analysis
Behavior Management Documents
When behavior effects a student's academic performance, it is noted in the IEP. A Functional Behavior Analysis should be conducted and written by a special education professional, a psychologist or behavior specialist. Then a Behavior Intervention (or Improvement Plan) is written. Descriptions and directions for those documents can be found here.
- The Functional Behavioral Analysis
- Defining Behavior for the FBA
- How To Prepare a Behavior Intervention Plan
- The Behavior Intervention Plan