Behavior Management for Improving Academic and Classroom Behavior

Many educational and behavioral interventions have been designed to increase appropriate classroom behavior and academic performance in school-age children. Teachers, psychologists, and other professionals have implemented a number of classroom management techniques to improve students' academic and social behavior. For example, teachers have altered children's behavior through the contingent application of praise, reprimands, rewards, time-out, or withdrawal of privileges. The procedures have been applied to single students in the classroom as well as classwide. Also, students have been trained to implement self-managed interventions by observing, monitoring, evaluating, and/or rewarding their performance of target behavior. Common targets of intervention include on-task, work completion, work accuracy, homework completion, adherence to classroom rules, and following directions. Disruptive behaviors such as talking, being out of a seat, playing ...

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