BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT IN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Behaviors Commonly Present
Puberty: self-esteem, self-doubt or emotional regulation struggles
Social Aspect: peer pressure, friendships, dating
Independence: parent-child power struggles
Confusion: body, future, self-concept, identity
Social Media Use
High Risk Behaviors
Experimentation: sexual activities, drugs, alcohol
1. Building and maintaining meaningful and positive faculty-student relationships based on trust, care, and support.
a. Match the student's language. Demonstrate interest and confidence in the student as a person. Be available. Validate feelings.
2. Find the exceptions.
3. Clearly communicate expectations, rules, procedures, etc.
4. Externalize the behavior.
a. Encourage ownership of actions and problem solve with the student.
5. Develop high expectations and promote opportunities to contribute.