"How Can I Help You?": Reconsidering Behavior Management
Holland, A. L., & Ohle, K. A.
From the introduction: "Given that many teachers feel they are not well prepared to manage behaviors in a classroom (Pavri 2004), we have intentionally pursued this topic in our professional endeavors as teacher educators, observing hundreds of preservice and in-service teachers and providing professional development and instruction around the topic of motivation. One aspect of a modern theory of motivation that many teachers we have worked with have noted as especially helpful is self-determination theory. This article discusses how lessons from this theory can be applied in the classroom through behavior management practices that engage children more fully in school and produce long-term behavior improvements."
Holland, A. L., & Ohle, K. A. (2020). "How can I help you?": Reconsidering behavior management. Young Children, 75(2).