Educators educating Educators

Jul 21

Factors of Behavior

“I love kids who challenge me. I love the kids who don’t get it, don’t get it, and then suddenly their whole face changes. My philosophy is any child can learn.”

Kim Muller

F.L. Walther School, Lumberton School District, NJ

2009 Presidential Award for Excellence Recipient


12 Factors Influencing Behavior in the Classroom

~ Student/teacher interaction (social/academic)


~ Developing & setting expectations


~ Motivational attributes


~ Providing a stable learning environment


~ Teaching style


~ Knowledge of Students’ Learning style


~ School & classroom culture


~ Classroom management


~ Metacognition & cognitive processes


~ Home environment & parental support


~ District demographics & policies


~ Developmental theory



In case you get bored with the lazy days of summer and want to get a jump preparing for the coming school year, I added to Stuff4Educators a section called How to Study Better based on research from Harvard Medical School that highlights four science-backed ways towards better learning (Hint: drop the highlighter). Additionally, I posted a YouTube video under exercise from the Dana Foundation that won the Northwest Emmy award called Exercise and the Brain that explores the benefits of exercise on the brain and learning. Finally, some books that I have read this past year and found to be stimulating are listed.