Proactive ApproachesMisconceptions are prevalent regarding student misbehavior. It is important for teachers to understand the various causes of misbehavior and ways to target and improve behavior through a variety of strategies and systems of supports.
- Importance of designing a safe, culturally responsive learning environment that engages all students in meaningful learning and social interactionsÂ .
- The link between challenging behavior and academics in consideration of student abilities, interests, culture, and learning environmentsÂ .
- How cultural and linguistic diversity should be considered when determining and implementing proactive preventative interventions.
- Utilizing current theories and/or strategies, such as universal screening, school wide positive behavior supports, proactive management, and a multitiered approach to behavioral interventionÂ .