Modify the classroom learning environment to decrease problem behavior.

Teachers can reduce the occurrence of problem behaviors by taking measures to modify the learning environment. They can rearrange the physical classroom environment, alter the schedule, and adapt learning activities to meet students' needs. In this way, mismatches between the setting and the student are minimized and appropriate behavior is encouraged. Problem behaviors are sometimes brought on by a mismatch between the classroom setting or academic demands and the student's strengths, preferences, or skills. Changing or removing the factors that trigger problem behaviors can effectively reduce such behaviors.

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Behavior Matrix

Staff at Hidden Hills Elementary have designed a behavior matrix which divides rules into three categories: rules that aim to promote (a) a safe school environment; (b) healthy and socially...

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07/02/2014
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Classroom Management Checklist

This tool provides a checklist for teachers who would like to improve their classroom environment. The checklist is designed to ensure that all aspects of the classroom environment are considered:...

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07/01/2014
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Behavior Feedback Cards

Use these worksheets to set behavior expectations in the classroom and provide feedback to students and their families regarding student behavior.

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07/01/2014
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Learning Together: Promoting a Positive Classroom Climate

Use this tool to provide a workshop for teachers on improving the classroom environment. Workshop participants will learn approaches to making their classroom a more positive place and brainstorm...

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07/01/2014
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Passport for Positive Behavior

Each student at Hidden Hills Elementary School receives a passport at the beginning of the school year, and every page of the passport represents a different location on school grounds. After...

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07/01/2014
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Raising Healthy Children: Coach's Checklist

Coaches at Everett Area Elementary School use this document to measure teachers' progress in implementing the key components of its schoolwide approach to reducing behavior problems. The school's...

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07/01/2014
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Observing Classroom Management and Organization Practices

Observing Classroom Management and Organization Practices

See how teachers serve as coaches and work with their colleagues to implement the schoolwide behavior program. Coaches observe teachers and help them refine their instructional practices and...

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07/01/2014
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How to Build a Positive Classroom Environment

How to Build a Positive Classroom Environment

Watch a video about the strategies one school uses to foster a positive classroom environment. Teachers at this school promote a safe classroom environment by creatively placing classroom...

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07/01/2014
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Modifying the Learning Environment to Reduce Problem Behavior

Modifying the Learning Environment to Reduce Problem Behavior

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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06/30/2014
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Modifying the Classroom Environment to Reduce Behavior Problems

Modifying the Classroom Environment to Reduce Behavior Problems

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

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06/30/2014
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