Ch 3: Behavioral Interventions for Teachers

About This Chapter

If you're struggling to deal with difficult behavior in the classroom, the behavioral interventions provided in this engaging teacher resource chapter can help. The strategies given here apply to a variety of issues to help you deal with tough situations.

Behavioral Interventions for Teachers - Chapter Summary

Our instructors provide you with behavioral interventions for several different types of issues in this helpful chapter. Age-and situation-specific behavioral interventions are laid out to cover a multitude of issues in one chapter, including extreme weight loss and inattention. If at any time you have questions as you work through the chapter, feel free to reach out to an instructor for help.

How It Helps

  • Addresses sensitive issues: With help from the intervention strategies laid out in this chapter, you'll be able to address any behavioral issues you experience in the classroom.
  • Covers multiple ages: These interventions can be used in preschool, with children and with students with specific issues or concerns.
  • Boosts your confidence: Because these strategies have been written by professional instructors, you can feel confident that you're making the right choices and taking the best action for the situation.

Skills Covered

In this chapter, you'll learn about different strategies for both parents and teachers to use to intervene in situations involving:

  • Children
  • Students with Pica Disorder
  • Student inattention
  • Students who have lost extreme amounts of weight
  • Preschoolers

28 Lessons in Chapter 3: Behavioral Interventions for Teachers
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Behavioral Interventions for Children

1. Behavioral Interventions for Children

Helping children learn to behave in school can be one of the hardest aspects of teaching. This lesson offers you an overview of different possibilities for intervention.

Consequence Intervention: Definition, Strategies & Examples

2. Consequence Intervention: Definition, Strategies & Examples

In this lesson, we will define and provide examples of strategies that teachers may use to implement consequence intervention when dealing with students who exhibit problematic behaviors.

Behavioral Interventions for Students with Pica Disorder

3. Behavioral Interventions for Students with Pica Disorder

Do you have students who put everything they can reach in their mouths? If so, they may have pica disorder, which we will review in this lesson. We'll also explore behavioral interventions for students with pica.

Behavior Intervention Strategies for Parents

4. Behavior Intervention Strategies for Parents

Are you having trouble with your child's behavior at home? This lesson looks at some behavior intervention strategies that work for most children who are engaging in challenging behaviors.

Behavioral Interventions for Student Inattention

5. Behavioral Interventions for Student Inattention

Inattentive behavior in the classroom can disrupt the learning process. This article will define problematic inattention, discuss some causes, and focus on providing behavioral interventions that can be used to address student inattention.

Behavioral Interventions for Extreme Student Weight Loss

6. Behavioral Interventions for Extreme Student Weight Loss

In this lesson, we will look at some of the behavioral interventions and therapeutic treatments for students with extreme weight loss that is likely attributed to an eating disorder.

Behavioral Interventions for Students with Depression

7. Behavioral Interventions for Students with Depression

In this lesson, teachers will learn how to recognize signs of depression in children and adolescents and explore methods of developing an intervention plan to help students with depression succeed in school and beyond.

Interventions for Preschool Behavior Problems

8. Interventions for Preschool Behavior Problems

Due to the age of the child, preschool behavioral problems can be challenging to deal with. This lesson will discuss some of the interventions that can be used for behavior problems with pre-schoolers.

Consequence Strategies for Escape Behavior

9. Consequence Strategies for Escape Behavior

There are several different types of escape behavior including running away and withdrawal. For each type of escape, there are a couple of consequence options that can discourage future behaviors, regardless of the age of the student.

Strengths & Weaknesses of Positive Behavior Supports

10. Strengths & Weaknesses of Positive Behavior Supports

Are you considering using positive behavior supports (PBS) in your classroom? This lesson will explain the PBS system, the pros and cons of using it, and provide some real life examples.

PBIS Pyramid Template

11. PBIS Pyramid Template

Data, research, and a growing success rate has shown that positive behavior intervention support is the best way to handle behavior at both the school and classroom level. This PBIS pyramid template will help you implement this model.

Behavior Management Plan Template

12. Behavior Management Plan Template

A positive learning environment is the goal of any behavior management plan. The first days of school set the tone for the rest of the school year. Create your plan using the template provided to ensure a successful school year and peace of mind.

Self-Management Behavioral Contract: Example & Template

13. Self-Management Behavioral Contract: Example & Template

Helping students learn to manage their behavior is one of the most important things you can do to teach them to be independent. This lesson offers a template and example of a behavioral contract for self-management.

Student Behavior Contracts for High School: Template & Examples

14. Student Behavior Contracts for High School: Template & Examples

It can be challenging to get high school students to change their behaviors, especially if they have already established patterns. This lesson offers a template and some examples for behavior contracts you can use with high school students.

Behavior Contract Template for Mental Health

15. Behavior Contract Template for Mental Health

If you are a mental health professional working with a client's on their behavior, you might want to use a contract to help make changes. This lesson offers a template for a contract you can use to work through issues related to mental health.

Behavior Scenarios for Elementary Students

16. Behavior Scenarios for Elementary Students

Helping elementary students learn behavioral expectations can be challenging. This lesson offers some scenarios you can use for role plays that make behavioral education more fun.

Class Behavior Contract Template

17. Class Behavior Contract Template

Class behavior contracts are effective tools for setting expected classroom behaviors. They are applicable to elementary, middle, and high school students. The following template is ready to use in your classroom.

Behavior Support Plans for Adults

18. Behavior Support Plans for Adults

Though we often think of behavioral modification interventions for children, they can also be very useful for adult learners. This lesson provides a template and example of a behavior support plan for adults.

Behavior Journal Template

19. Behavior Journal Template

A behavior journal can be a really important way for teachers, other school professionals, and families to communicate about a child's behavior. This lesson offers a template you can use when developing a behavior journal.

Behavior Strategies for Preschoolers

20. Behavior Strategies for Preschoolers

In this lesson, you will learn about general principles for intervening in problem behaviors. You will also learn five specific strategies for combating a range of these sorts of behaviors in preschool students.

Behavior Strategies for Kindergarten

21. Behavior Strategies for Kindergarten

Entering kindergarten is both an exciting and challenging time for young children. This lesson will provide some behavior strategies that can be used with kindergartner's to help them adjust to the expectations of formal education.

Good Behavior Tickets Template

22. Good Behavior Tickets Template

Good behavior tickets can be a great way to motivate students to try their hardest. This lesson offers templates to help you understand what a good behavior ticket might involve.

Good Behavior Reward Ideas

23. Good Behavior Reward Ideas

As teachers, we often want to reward students for positive behavior. This lesson gives you some good ideas for creative rewards that students might feel incentivized by.

Using Behavior Cards in the Classroom

24. Using Behavior Cards in the Classroom

Behavior Cards are a common classroom management strategy in elementary school classrooms. This lesson looks at the pros and cons of using Behavior Cards in the classroom.

Behavior Plan for Homework Completion: Intervention & Incentives

25. Behavior Plan for Homework Completion: Intervention & Incentives

Homework is given in schools to reinforce concepts for students. When students don't complete assignments, they suffer consequences. Learn strategies to create a behavior plan for homework completion.

Behavior Letter to Parent Template

26. Behavior Letter to Parent Template

Writing a letter to parents about student behavior can feel a bit daunting. This lesson provides a template for what such a letter should contain to maximize its effectiveness.

Daily Behavior Report Card Template

27. Daily Behavior Report Card Template

Daily behavior report cards are tools used by teachers to monitor specific behavior problems and track progress toward positive goals. This template will provide a general setup that may be adapted based on student needs.

Family Behavior Contract Template

28. Family Behavior Contract Template

Getting family involved in any behavior modification program can make a big difference. This lesson offers a template of a behavior contract that helps families work together to make changes in their behavior in a constructive and mutually respectful way.

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