Online Class: Behavior Management 101

Behavior Management strategies are designed to foster appropriate behaviors in children. Parents as well as educators can use these strategies successfully to promote enviable behaviors that are socially acceptable and academically beneficial.

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Course Description

Are you a teacher having a behavior management problem in the classroom, or a parent with an unruly, uncooperative child? Would you like to know how behavior management works, and how it can help? Suitable for teachers, educators, parents, and college instruction, our Applied Behavior Management course gives a complete overview of behavior management and keys to controlling behavior.  

Each lesson defines and explains key terminology in a clear, easy-to-understand format. This 9-lesson course not only provides methods for dealing with problem behavior in children of all ages both at home and at school, it provides an in-depth explanation of the science of behaviorism and explores both classical and operant conditioning theories. This course also gives a complete overview of early key researchers in the field of behaviorism, and discusses their experimental methods and findings.

Information from multiple sources provides accurate, complete information, and embedded links within the chapters provide further reading and information for additional study. Each lesson concludes with a series of true/false and multiple choice questions designed to test retention of the information provided.

Classroom management techniques explored in this course include behavior modification basics for dealing with young children, techniques for the classroom, token economies, the bead system, the ticket system, strategies for parents, behavior management through positive discipline, power teaching, T.E.A.M. discipline, and functional assessments. We'll also explore the various types of aggression, including hostile aggression and passive-aggressive behavior.

Behavioral techniques are easier to implement than you think – once you know how. Our Applied Behavior Management course will help get you on your way to a calmer home and a more organized classroom.

Course Motivation

Human behavior is one of the most pervasive, yet varied, elements of society and interpersonal relations. Whether one interacts with others electronically, or in person, whether one isolates at home, or is a social butterfly, behavior is everywhere. Even plants exhibit behavior!

One of the biggest challenges in behavior management is shaping the behavior of young children. With such a vast array of societal influences, from older children and adults in the environment, to the ubiquitous and often overwhelming electronic world of the Internet, today's children face challenges that those who grew up in pre-computer decades did not. The prolific availability of violent and possibly destructive influences are everywhere, and despite our best efforts, it is not only impossible, but inadvisable, to isolate children from anything and everything that may harm them. Fortunately, there are scientific techniques one can use to not only manage the behavior of children, but to teach them ways of relating to the world that involve personal responsibility, self-control, and acceptance of consequences for actions. The name of this science is behaviorism.

What is behaviorism?

In order to define behaviorism, we must first define the term behavior. Basically, behavior is defined as any organism's response to a stimulus or stimuli in its environment. This definition encompasses everything from the reflexive feeding motions of deep-sea creatures as microscopic plankton float by, (innate behavior,also called unlearned behavior), to the driver of a car slamming on his brakes because the light suddenly turned red (learned behavior). Every living thing, when acted upon by any stimulus, will exhibit behavior.


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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: The Science of Behaviorism - An Overview

Human behavior is one of the most pervasive, yet varied, elements of society and interpersonal relations. 16 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Behavior Modification Basics

We will explore the basics of behavior modification, discuss application of behavior modification techniques in a non-laboratory setting, and distinguish between behavior modification and behavior management. 28 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7147.pdf
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Managing Challenging Behavior in Young Children

Misbehavior motivations are the underlying cause, or causes, of why misbehavior occurs. Additional lesson topics: What is Frustration? 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Behavior Management Strategies for Parents

It is never too early to convey to children that they, alone, are responsible for the results of their behavior. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Strategies for the Classroom

This lesson will explore the particulars of behavior management and introduce its application in the classroom. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Using a Token Economy to Manage Student Behavior

One tangible, excellent way to encourage appropriate student behavior is by implementing a token economy. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: The Bead System and the Ticket System

The bead system offers attractive, yet intangible, rewards for desired behaviors. Additional lesson topics: The Bead Reinforcement System; The Cornerstone; The Premack Principle 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Behavior Management Through Power Teaching, T.E.A.M. Discipline, and Positive Discipline

One of the biggest challenges for teachers is keeping the attention of the class. In this lesson, we will explore methods that help accomplish this. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7148.pdf
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Using Functional Assessments to Manage the Behavior of Hostile, Aggressive Students

A functional assessment defines behavior in measurable terms; results are used to design consequences associated with certain behavior(s). 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Final Exam

Final Exam 46 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Let us know what you think of this course; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize strategies for managing behavior in the classroom setting.
  • Describe the major behavior management techniques for parents.
  • Demonstrate how to manage more challenging behaviors in young children.
  • Summarize the basic ideas of behavior modification.
  • Describe the bead system and how it is used to promote good behaviors.
  • Describe the Token Economy and how it is used to promote good behaviors.
  • Describe the Ticket System and how it is used to promote good behaviors.
  • Summarize behavior management via Power Teaching.
  • Summarize behavior management using TEAM Discipline.
  • Describe Positive Discipline.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Behavior Management 101
Course Number: 8900287
Lessons Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars (1,735 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: January 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.8 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $95.00 U.S. dollars

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