Managing Challenging Behavior: Part 1 - Antecedent Strategies

Managing Challenging Behavior: Part 1 - Antecedent Strategies

All teachers know there’s more to the job than just teaching. You also have to prevent and address disruptive behavior so your students can focus on learning. Fortunately, effective classroom management is a skill everyone can learn. This course focuses on antecedent strategies from tier one of the Positive Behavior Support framework. Tier one antecedent interventions take place before problem behavior occurs, building a foundation that benefits all students and preventing the onset of problem behavior among low-risk students. We’ll explore three critical tier one components: (1) Expectations, Procedures and Routines, (2) Environmental Design and (3) Instructional Design.

Course Authors
Kaye Otten, M.Ed., Ph.D.
Dr. Kaye Otten is a nationally recognized behavior and autism specialist. She has worked with students with behavior challenges for more than 25 years as a classroom teacher, special educator and behavior specialist. Kaye is the co-author of How to Reach and Teach Children with Challenging Behavior: Practical, Ready-to-Use Interventions That Work and is also a popular presenter nationally and internationally, providing professional development workshops and speaking at professional conferences. Dr. Otten is currently an assistant professor of special education at the University of Central Missouri.


43 minutes