Strategies for Redirecting Barometer Behaviors


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Children exhibit barometer behaviors for a variety of reasons—special needs, trauma, stress, or even to seek attention. How can we identify, support, nurture, and help reshape those behaviors in a knowledgeable way?

There are many strategies that will help us help them. They vary, depending on the age of the student and the underlying cause of the behaviors. However, they all have the potential to help us support students who are learning new ways of functioning. Students who are given proper guidance in self- and classroom management have better opportunities to be successful throughout their lives. Check out the following articles for more information. 

How to Help a Traumatized Child in the Classroom—This article provides strategies for responding appropriately to students who have experienced complex trauma.

Classroom Management Strategies for Difficult Students—Directed toward middle school students but applicable to all, this article provides four strategies for building relationships as a means to manage classrooms.

How Poverty Affects Classroom Engagement—Read seven reasons why students from low-income households may struggle, and what we can do to help them.

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