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Mindess, Mary; Chen, Min-hua; Brenner, Ronda – Young Children, 2008
The authors advocate that every primary grade program needs a carefully planned social-emotional component. All children--those who enter first or second grade with an ability to control their emotions and make friends and those for whom these skills are more difficult--benefit from intentional teaching in this area. Some school systems adopt a…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Prevention, Grade 2, Mental Health
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Reschly, Daniel J. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2005
A broad consensus has been achieved regarding the importance of early primary and secondary interventions for children in academic domains for the purposes of improving overall academic competencies and preventing low achievement that often leads to a diagnosis of specific learning disability (SLD) and long-term special education placement. The…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Prevention, Early Intervention
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Fields, Barry – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2004
This paper focuses on a strategy--Defensive Management--designed to assist teachers to better manage non-compliance and defiance in the classroom, with the ultimate goal of reducing disciplinary referrals and flow-on suspensions and exclusions from school. Non-compliance and defiance are behaviours that teachers find particularly challenging and,…
Descriptors: Discipline, Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Compliance (Psychology)
Feldman, Sandra – Teaching Pre K-8, 2004
The thought of children barely old enough to read singling out and tormenting other youngsters is disturbing and uncomfortable to contemplate. Yet researchers have found that bullying begins among preschool children and peaks in grades six through eight. It is a reality of which elementary school teachers are acutely aware and one that no school…
Descriptors: Bullying, Behavior Modification, Prevention, Student Behavior