behaviour support

Search this site by keywords using the advanced search

Behaviour support is a proactive, team-based approach to improve the behavioural patterns of students, and to tackle underlying causes and reasons of problematic behaviour. A school-wide behaviour support emphasises the importance of examining and understanding the roots and the hidden function of specific behavioural issues. Problematic behaviour can be a result of a variety of underlying issues, such as low self-confidence, psychological factors linked to the students’ home environment, distracting elements in the classroom, being uninterested or not intellectually challenged by the curriculum, etc. To achieve meaningful and durable change in behaviour, these underlying factors that trigger the problematic behaviour have to be identified first. Effective behaviour support values positive change, builds on students’ strengths and interests, and helps students to build necessary skills to develop alternative, more constructive behaviours.

Back to glossary

The European Learning Space for ESL uses cookies to give you the best possible experience.
 Continuing to use this website means you agree to our use of cookies. Read our Privacy Policy to learn more.