Quotes and Advice for working with students who have behavioral issues:

If you show the student your expectations for behavior with modeling and examples, followed with high-fives or compliments (positive behavior supports), you will have more success than with disciplinary measures alone. I understand that discipline is part of any behavioral plan, but positive reinforcement must come first and must come often. Positive behavior must become a habit for a student and positive reinforcement must become a habit for a teacher, with an expectation that all students have bad days, and we can work with that. (Tonya)

When working with other teachers with students who are behaviorally challenged, I remind them that, for some students, academics are not the priority at this particular time in their lives. Sometimes a teacher who teaches one core subject puts so much emphasis on a student's performance in that subject area that they lose sight of what the student's priorities are. (Katie)