Reducing Problem Behaviors Through Good Academic Management

10 Strategies

Introduction

Students who are confrontational or non-compliant frequently have poor academic skills, a low sense of self-efficacy as learners, and a very negative attitude toward school (Sprick, et al., 2002). Misbehavior often stems from academic deficits. Educators who work with these behaviorally challenging learners, however, often make the mistake of overlooking simple academic strategies that have been shown to shape student behavior in powerful and positive ways (Penno et al., 2000).

This issue of The Practical Teacher provides ten research-based ideas on academic management that no teacher of difficult-to-manage students should be without!

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