Preventing Expulsion 5 – Describing Behavior

Challenging behavior “works” for children. Children do best when we replace the problem behavior with a new, acceptable behavior. Well-planned interventions that occur alongside nurturing relationships, high quality supportive classrooms, and targeted teaching of social emotional skills can reduce suspension and expulsion. Teachers are critical members of the team to figure out the reasons children act the way they do and to help develop and carry out a positive behavior support plan. This course discusses basic concepts for observing and describing behavior and the ABC method for observing and recording children’s behavior.