Category: Adolescents

Patricia Stansfield

Supporting Students with Emotional Disabilities in the Classroom

Students with emotional issues can exhibit challenging and disruptive behaviors in the classroom environment.  In an attempt to curb some of these behaviors, educators need to take a positive approach to reach a successful resolution.  The use of positive reinforcement in a structured classroom where students clearly understand what is expected of them is absolutely essential.  It is also important to embrace student diversity, encourage cooperation, emphasize acceptance and teamwork, and provide quality instruction that allows all students to succeed. 

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