Guided Growth book club with Dr. Ira J. Chasnoff.
Topic: Chapter 5: Structuring the Environment for Success
Synopsis: Much of what is written and practiced in the classroom involves addressing emotional and behavioral problems that have a long history and may require direct interventions to modify. However, another important step toward addressing problems is to prevent their occurrence in the first place. In general, it is much more effective to prevent problems than it is to respond to them after they have emerged. There are two principles of preventive behavior management: promoting positive, desired behaviors and minimizing behaviors that are disruptive to the instructional process. The classroom that is prevention-focused will use procedures and techniques that focus on both components.