Responsive management: Practical strategies for avoiding overreaction to minor misbehavior

R. Allan Allday

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Minor misbehavior causes frustration for many teachers and can serve as the catalyst for escalating into a public confrontation between student and teacher. This confrontation can be caused by teacher overreaction to minor misbehavior. When teachers take the initiative and predetermine their response to misbehavior, they reduce and possibly eliminate some minor misbehavior. This article suggests six simple strategies that teachers can implement to respond more positively to minor misbehavior, which helps reduce misbehavior and avoid a confrontation with students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-298
Number of pages7
JournalIntervention in School and Clinic
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2011


  • behavior management
  • classroom management
  • strategies for challenging behaviors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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