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Educationandbehavior.com was founded in January 2014, by licensed behavior specialist and certified school psychologist, Rachel Wise.

On our site you can find answers to questions like:

  • “What will help my child focus in school?”
  • “How can I help a student who is struggling to learn the material in my classroom?”
  • “Why doesn’t my student listen to me?”
  • “What is the best way to help my child with academics at home?”
  • “What should I do about my child’s behavior?”

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3 Ways to Use Timers to Encourage Homework and Chore Completion

Sometimes getting children to do chores or complete homework can be a challenging task for the adults in their lives ...
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5 Research-Based Reading Strategies for Teaching Phonemic Awareness: An Early Reading Skill

Phonemic awareness is an important skill to teach kids who are getting ready to learn to read or who are ...
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15 Behavior Strategies for Children on the Autism Spectrum

In this article you will find 15 supportive behavior strategies for children on the autism spectrum (some strategies can be used with adults ...
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Math Strategies for Elementary School Students

4 Research-Based Strategies Parents & Teachers Can Use to Teach Basic Math

When teaching math to kids, it is important to follow the natural progression of how they learn best. When children ...
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14 Strategies to Help Children with ADHD in the Classroom or at Home

While this article discusses strategies for children with ADHD, many of these strategies can be utilized to help any child ...
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3 Research-Based Reading Comprehension Strategies Parents Can Try at Home: Chunking. Monitoring, and Listening

This article discusses how to use chunking, monitoring, and listening strategies to improve reading comprehension. What is Chunking? Chunking means ...
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How to Prevent Temper Tantrums (Home & School)

The contents of this article are based on my graduate school training as a school psychologist and behavior specialist, research ...
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How to Help Your Child with Handwriting and Pencil Grip

When learning to write, some children have difficulty developing an effective pencil grip. Holding a pencil with the right grip and appropriate ...
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3 Effective Strategies for Kids to Solve Math Word Problems

Do you know a child who needs help with math word problems? Some children need to be taught specific strategies ...
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12 Research-Based Spelling Strategies Parents Can Try at Home

Preface: In this article you will find a variety of fun and engaging ways to implement research-based spelling strategies such as teaching phonemic ...
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How to Use the Visualizing and Verbalizing Strategy to Improve Reading Comprehension

Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) is a research-based reading strategy for parents and educators to utilize with children (or adults) who ...
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How to Use Graphic Organizers to Improve Reading Comprehension, Writing, Listening, Note Taking, and Study Skills

A graphic organizer provides learners with a visual representation of information, concepts, or ideas. Graphic organizers are often used to ...
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How to Motivate Your Students and Get Them to Listen to You (39 Effective Strategies for Classroom Management)

This article (and video presentation which you will find at the end) gives you 39 effective classroom management strategies to help ...
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17 Ways to Get Your Kids to Listen to You and Show You Respect

This article gives you tips that teach you how to get your kids to listen to you, show you respect, ...
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25 Privileges You Can Let Your Child Earn for Good Behavior

Preface: The method discussed in this article may not be necessary for all children. These are suggestions to help with ...
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10 Great Educational Songs for Kids: 1st to 3rd Grade

Music is a great way to get kids excited about learning and help them remember what they learn. A catchy ...
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8 Fun Activities to Practice Social Skills with Your Child

This article gives several fun social skills activities that you can do with your child. While the activities are described ...
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10 Simple Ways to Improve Children’s Behavior (Home and School)

Parents and teachers often wonder how to discipline a child with behavior problems. Although some children truly have challenging behaviors regardless ...
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An Interactive Story about What School Is Like and How to Behave

Below you will find an interactive social story about going to school. The story can be used to help children ...
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How to Set Up the Classroom for Students with Autism and ADHD

This article gives a number of strategies that you can use in the classroom (or at home) to create a ...
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5 Great Activities to Do with Your Social Skills Group

Working in the public school system for many years, I often heard guidance counselors asking for advice about the kinds ...
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Top 10 Discipline Tips for Kids with Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Raising a child with oppositional defiant disorder can be extremely frustrating because you feel like everything is a constant battle ...
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Please Don’t Take Away My Recess-A Poem About ADHD

I got in trouble in school today. They took away my recess. They said it was because I couldn't sit ...
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9 Practical Strategies to Decrease Impulsive Behaviors in Children

Impulsive behaviors can make everyday situations challenging for your child and the people in his/her life. Impulsive behaviors are defined ...
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Printable Classroom Rules with Matching Visuals

Set Up Your Rules Having rules/expectations for behavior in the classroom is a great way to encourage positive behavior if ...
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5 Great Activities to Do with Your Social Skills Group (Adolescents/Teens)

Working in the public school system for many years, I often heard guidance counselors asking for advice about the kinds ...
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