Classroom Management
A Behavioral Approach

Citation: Huitt, W. (1996). Classroom management: A behavioral approach. Educational Psychology Interactive. Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University. Retrieved [date], from

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A behavioral approach to classroom management focuses on establishing clear expectations for appropriate behavior, monitoring behavior, and then reinforcing appropriate behavior and redirecting inappropriate behavior. It is especially important to create the desired classroom climate during the first several weeks of the school year.

Structuring/Selecting and Arranging Activities

Monitor Student Behavior

Reinforce Positive Behavior/Redirect Inappropriate Behavior

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Dr. William G. (Bill) Huitt
Dept. of Psychology, Counseling & Guidance
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA 31698-0001

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