Emphasize Classroom Behavior


Externalizing Behavior

Intervention Family

Academic-Educational Interventions

Emphasize on Classroom Behavior

For students, a classroom environment that is free of behavior or disciplinary problems is one in which they are better able to learn. Fewer distractions in the classroom allow students to better focus on their academic work. In addition, teachers are better able to focus on teaching and student learning when they do not have to spend time managing student behavior or addressing disruptions in their classrooms.

Creating a distraction-free environment takes skill and effort. Teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school staff play a role in setting and enforcing normative expectations, including establishing rules about when it is appropriate to raise your hand, to take turns in speaking, to pay attention to instructors and other school staff, and how to contribute to a positive and orderly environment (i.e., not creating distractions).