The first section of Early-Stage Interventions: Behavior Strategies for Every Teacher focuses on general classroom management and academic support. Academic difficulties and classroom climate may contribute to behavior problems and should be investigated before any further interventions take place.
The second section presents a continuum of early-stage interventions that are easy for a classroom teacher to plan and implement. The teacher starts with the simplest one first, and continues on only when the student’s behavior doesn’t improve. Step-by-step directions guide teacher through each of these interventions:
- Planned Discussion
- Correction Planning
- Increasing Positive Interactions
- Data Collection and Debriefing
- Goal Setting
- Building a Supportive Relationship
- Function-Based Intervention
When teachers address misbehavior in the classroom in its early stages, a school’s more intensive Tier 2 and 3 resources can be focused on intervening with more intractable behavior problems (discussed in detail in Interventions [3rd ed.]).