Reframing "Challenging" Behavior and Why Our Response Matters (Teachstone Podcast)


Guiding positive behavior is a learning process for young children as their brains are growing and developing the ability to regulate behavior, emotions and manage impulses. Creating safe, warm and supportive environments motivate children to learn and practice positive behaviors when adults are responsive and consistent. As a Specialist in Early Education with 6 years of experience as a CLASS coach, Michelle Galindo has supported many educators in classrooms with infants, toddlers and preschool children with positive behavior strategies. Here are three she shares in this episode:

  • Modeling Composure to support self regulation
  • Creating a safe space to release strong emotions
  • Acknowledging Feelings while stating a boundary: