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Refresh Your Mindset on Challenging Behavior

“I can forgive past mistakes.” “I can start fresh each day.” Those two simple yet powerful statements are part of this month’s free download, a 10-sentence mantra that can help you reflect on and refresh your mindset on challenging classroom behavior (adapted from The Paraprofessional’s Handbook for Effective Support in Inclusive Classrooms). Read More

8 Ways to Help Students Accept and Follow Behavior Standards

You can help establish continuity between school and home by sharing the rationale for classroom behavior standards with students’ families. That’s one of eight practical suggestions featured in this tip sheet on helping students follow behavior guidelines, adapted from the upcoming book Understanding and Supporting Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Read More

5 Key Principles for Preventing Challenging Behavior

Challenging behaviors that begin in preschool classrooms often continue through adulthood. To combat this, more early childhood programs are adopting preventative strategies for coping with challenging behavior. This article examines 5 principles—adapted from Early Social-Emotional Development—to keep in mind when developing a proactive approach to promoting social-emotional growth for all children. Read More