When it comes to classroom management, prevention is the key. The more preventative maintenance that
can be done through the use of proactive strategies, the less likely teachers will be to encounter problem behavior. But even
the most well run classrooms will experience problems from time to time.
When challenging behavior
does occur, teachers must be equipped with the necessary tools to handle such challenges in a professional, mutually
respectful way that still holds students accountable while minimizing disruptions to learning. It can
be achieved in all but the most extreme circumstances through the use of some very powerful reactive strategies.