Reducing Behavior Problems

Explore resources designed to help K-5 educators learn how many typical behavior problems can be prevented through classroom management, engaging instruction, and positive student-teacher relationships.

Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:

 

To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom.

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Using a Schoolwide Approach to Reduce Behavior Problems in the Classroom

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Learn about research-based strategies to implement an effective schoolwide approach to reduce behavior problems in the elementary grades.

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Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom Through Collaborative Relationships

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Learn how to use collaborative relationships for a more effective implementation of strategies to reduce problem behavior. Three types of collaboration are discussed: teacher teaming, expert...

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Teaching Social Skills to Students With Behavior Problems

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This multimedia overview describes strategies for helping students learn social skills and appropriate behaviors to promote academic and social-emotional development.

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Modifying the Classroom Environment to Reduce Behavior Problems

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This multimedia overview describes strategies teachers can use to improve their classroom environment and to foster positive behavior.

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Describing Behavior Problems in the Classroom

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This multimedia overview describes the importance of using data to inform the selection and implementation of classwide and individual behavior interventions.

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Reducing Behavior Problems in Elementary School Classrooms

Reducing Behavior Problems > Overview & Tools

Disruptive and aggressive behavior has a negative impact on students' well-being and learning outcomes. Research has shown that several practices can be used effectively to reduce behavior problems...

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The Importance of a Schoolwide Approach

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Hear Dr. Sarup Mathur talk about the ways in which a schoolwide approach can help reduce behavior problems, promote students' prosocial behavior, and consequently improve academic outcomes.

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Expert Interview

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The Importance of Teachers, Specialists, and Parents Working Together to Improve Behavior

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Hear Dr. Krista Kutash describe how teachers can learn about the importance of collaborative relationships. These relationships can help teachers as they work towards reducing behavior problems in...

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Expert Interview

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Teaching and Rewarding Positive Behavior

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Some students display aggressive behavior because they do not have the skills to interpret social situations correctly, manage their emotions, or communicate effectively with others. This expert...

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Expert Interview

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Modifying the Learning Environment to Reduce Problem Behavior

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Hear Dr. Douglas Cullinan describe ways in which educators can support positive and orderly behavior in the classroom by managing time, space, rules, and routines.  

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Expert Interview

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Examining the Causes of Disruptive Behaviors

Reducing Behavior Problems > Describe Behavior > Learn What Works

Listen to Dr. Sarup Mathur discuss how teachers can collect data about the behavior of individual students in order to better manage classrooms and help students reach behavior and academic goals.

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Expert Interview

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Reducing Disruptive Behavior: A Multifaceted Challenge

Reducing Behavior Problems > Overview & Tools

This interview features the chair of the expert panel that produced the Practice Guide, Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom. Dr. Michael H. Epstein introduces the five...

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