Teaching Channel Talks 49: Redefining Your Approach to Behavior Management

December 1, 2021 / by Teaching Channel

Too often, the focus on behavior is through a negative lens. Instead of working against misbehavior, we should start by identifying and teaching desirable behaviors and forming strong classroom relationships to support them. Join Shannon Rice and Wendy Amato as they redefine the context around behavior and give recommendations for successfully managing it in your classroom.

Our Guest

Rice_PFPCurrently in her 17th year of teaching, Shannon Rice serves the Corning Painted Post Area School District as both a special education teacher and a Chairperson for the Committee on Special Education. Through her leadership positions, involvement in various school programs, and professional development initiatives, Rice is known for showing strong dedication to her students, the school, and beyond. In 2017, she was recognized as a Teacher of Honor by Kappa Delta Pi and recently contributed to the book The New Teacher's Guide to Overcoming Common Challenges. You can connect with Shannon @SRice498 on Twitter.

Our Host


Wendy Amato earned her Master’s in Education and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. She holds an MBA from James Madison University. Wendy began teaching in 1991, has served as a Middle School Administrator, and still teaches at UVA’s School of Education. She has delivered teacher professional development workshops and student leadership workshops in the US and internationally. Wendy and her family live near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Topics: New Teachers, Class Culture, Supporting Students, Teacher-Family Engagement, Communicating with Families, Classroom Setup, Classroom Management, Podcast

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