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Behavior/Classroom Management

General Information and Classroom Management Strategies

Behavior Managemant Newsletter (CSMH)
A newsletter created by the CSMH for the Prince George's County School Mental Health Initiative, on the topic of behavior management.  General information on conducting a functional behavior assessment, addressing aggressive behaviors in the classroom, and quick tips and suggestions for managing student behavior is discussed.

Behavior Modification in the Classroom (LD Online)
A great resource for teachers and parents on popular approaches in successful management of student behavior in the classroom.

Children's Mental Health Disorder Fact Sheet for the Classroom (CAST)
This chart is designed for educators to be able to quickly reference a mental health disorder and find information about the disorder, its symptoms, instructional implications, and ways to accommodate the child.

Classroom Management Fact Sheets by Disorder (MACMH)
A list of fact sheets providing general information, educational implications, and strategies and accommodations for educators teaching children with mental disorders.

Classroom Management: Information for Educators (MSMHA)
A quick sheet identifying ways educators can address classroom management difficulties.  A list of links to additional resources is also provided.

Common Behavior Problems at School: A Natural Opportunity for Social and Emotional Learning (UCLA SMHP)
Discusses steps to take before and after misbehavior occurs to enhance the social and emotional learning experience of the student.

Communicating with Students to Increased Academic Success (CSMH)
This PowerPoint presentation is designed to help school staff communicate posivitely and effectively with students.

Dodging the Power-Struggle Trap: Ideas for Teachers (Intervention Central)
Provides practical stategies for helping teachers to avoid power struggles with students

Effective Classroom Management (CAMHPS)
Provides detailed instructional tips on how to arrange the classroom, build positive student/teacher relationships, save class time, create a positive environment, prevent misbehavior, and handle student discipline situations.

Effective Strategies to Address Disruptive Behaviors (CSMH)
This PowerPoint presentation provides information on effectively addressing disruptive students at each level of the Acting Out Cycle.

Evaluating the Educational Needs of Children with Mental Health Conditions (Schoolpsychiatry.org)
Provides detailed information on performing an education evaluation, including a sample evaluation request letter, and specific guidelines for families, school staff, and school clinicians.

Ideas for Low-Cost/No Cost Incentives (CSMH)
This document offers a wide range of ideas on how to provide affordable incentives to encourage good behavior in the classroom.

School-Based Interventions: Symptoms and Strategies (Schoolpsychiatry.org)
A very useful website that guides educators on how to select and apply interventions in the classroom that address specific symptoms of mental health disorders.

Strategies to Deal with Aggressive Children: Information for Educators (MSMHA)
This sheet provides several strategies and a list of resources about working with aggressive students.

Targeting Home-School Collaboration for Students with ADHD (LD Online)
Information on how to successfully collaborate with the school in supporting your child's IEP goals in the classroom and at home.

Teaching Young Children Self-Control Skills (NASP)
A guide for families and educators on how to teach young children how to know their feelings, deal with feeling mad, and deal with not being able to have something they want.

Temper Tantrums: Guidelines for Parents and Teachers (NASP)
Provides useful information on temper tantrums, types of temperaments, developmental issues, and prevention and intervention strategies for teachers and parents.

Creating a Daily Report Card
A daily report card is a tool to designed to decrease unwanted behavior by setting up daily and long-term goals and rewards to motivate children to behave correctly.

Creating a Daily Report Card for the Home (Center for Children and Families)
This guide is designed for parents to use with children who have ADHD, or who have behavioral difficulties in the home.

Daily Report Cards: Information for Educators (MSMHA)
A guide developed by the CSMH in collaboration with MSMHA that introduces educators to the daily report card for behavior difficulties in school.  Examples and resources are provided.

How to Establish a Daily Report Card (American Academy of Pediatrics & NICHQ)
This guide on establishing a daily report card provides excellent details for each step of the process.  Possible problems and suggested solutions are also discussed.

School-Home Daily Report Card Resource Packet (Center for Children and Families)
This ten-page worksheet is designed to help clinicians and educators set up a school-home daily report card for students with ADHD.