With the pandemic keeping kids at home most of this year, experts expect challenging behaviors to intensify when kids return to school. Chronic behaviors such as crying, hitting, or even biting can create a cycle where teachers may react negatively to disruptive behavior—leading to fewer learning opportunities. Maureen Conroy, PhD, an Anita Zucker Endowed Professor at the University of Florida, co-developed the Best in Class intervention to help address these behaviors. It teaches children behavioral expectations and rules and routines that apply to any setting: a friend’s house, the grocery store, or a library.
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