What is the purpose of behavior management in early childhood education settings, and why it is important to think proactively?

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In the classroom setting, behavior management is also sometimes called "classroom management." Regardless of what you call it, the end goal is the same: an educator seeks to manage student behavior so that effective learning can happen. There is no one way to effectively implement behavior management strategies. Behavior management can be accomplished through modeling, rewards, or punishments. In early childhood education, behavior management is mostly about how to behave and operate in a classroom setting. It teaches students what is and what isn't appropriate classroom behavior.

Regarding the proactive part of the question, I see two possible answers. It's important for a teacher to be proactive with behavior management because it shows intentionality on the part of the educator; being proactive means that you are working in anticipation of potential problems. Proactive behavior management allows a teacher to avoid...

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