The practice guide Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom offers five recommendations to help elementary school educators as well as school and district administrators develop and implement effective prevention and intervention strategies that promote positive student behavior in kindergarten through 5th grades.
Two of these recommendations are supported by a strong level of evidence:
Address the Classroom EnvironmentView recommendation 2 to learn ways to modify the classroom environment to alter or remove factors that trigger problem behaviors. Strategies include:
Build AlternativesView recommendation 3 to teach and reinforce socially and behaviorally appropriate skills, decrease problem behaviors, and foster a positive classroom climate. The steps to implement this recommendation are: