‘Love Your Classroom Again’ Guidebook: How To Redesign Behavior In Preschool And Elementary School Students

By KJ Williams, Parent Herald October 15, 06:34 pm

For the past five years, behavioral problems in the classroom have reportedly increased. Based on the report sent to Parent Herald via an email, 68 percent of elementary school teachers reported occurrences of behavioral issues.

Fortunately, educators and parents can now finally address these behavioral problems both in school and at home through the help of Dr. Marcie Beigel aka "The Behavior Whisperer." In her guidebook titled, "Love Your Classroom Again," the New York-based behavior specialist and the founder of Behavior + Beyond outlined some realistic and sensible strategies that could assist parents and teachers in redesigning behavior in preschool and elementary school students.

Based on an interview about her book, "Love Your Classroom Again," Dr. Marcie Beigel revealed that she wrote her book after a publisher asked her to create a material for teachers. She also candidly spoke about the biggest problem that educators are facing today and that is teaching children the basic behavior skills such as to sit, to listen to learn.

By teaching children these skills, Beigel believes they can be taught anything. However, teachers should also learn the skills to do it. Through her "Love Your Classroom Again" book, she is hopeful that teachers would be more successful in teaching while parents would be equipped with better skills to handle the challenging and often unpredictable behaviors of a child.

When asked about her thoughts on the government efforts and contributions to help teachers, Beigel said they could do something more by adding information on behavior on teachers training. As for parental support, she stressed that parents and teachers should be on the same team and should undergo more and better training, especially when the behavioral issues are different in school and at home.

Beigel also highlighted the fact that a teacher-parent relationship is a two-way street. She said teachers should reach out to parents with good news and not just problems. Parents, on the other hand, should reach out to the teachers to discuss their questions and concerns regarding their child's behavior and accomplishment.

Dr. Marcie Beigel also revealed that through her book, "Love Your Classroom Again," teachers and parents could benefit from her book as it provides them with practical solutions to common behavioral issues. Meanwhile, Beigel has helped a lot of parents overcome what they have feared for when it comes to their children's condition especially the ones who have been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and Autism.

Dr. Beigel has a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctorate, Doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University and New York State Certification as a Special Education Teacher and Administrator. She has over 15 years of experience and still continues to broaden her knowledge by studying children, Aside from her doctorate degrees, she also studies mind-body connection and she has earned certifications in yoga, Reiki and cranio-sacral therapy, according to Behavior+Beyond.

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