Growth Mindsets for Better Behavior in the Classroom

Written by Dan St. Romain

Release Date June 13, 2018


Good behavior is a skill that can be taught – and developed through practice. It just requires a shift in our perspective.

If you have tried behavior folders, clip systems, or other interventions based on punishments and rewards, you’ve probably discovered these one-size-fits all approaches to behavior management all too often prove to be ineffective with the very students they were designed to help.

Teach Skills and Build Habits explores the reasons why what we’ve been doing isn’t working, and how to find a new path and process that will lead to better behavior in the classroom, as well as success for students beyond their school years.

This book is for you if:

  • You are an educator looking for help with student behaviors
  • You spend more time managing behaviors than teaching
  • Your current methods don’t seem to be working
  • You are looking for practical behavior strategies that can be used in a variety of settings

You will be empowered to:

  • Focus on behavior change as a process of continual improvement
  • Use behavior concerns as an opportunity to teach your students skills
  • Help your students build on their gifts, accept their challenges, and practice areas of concern
  • Build a foundation of good behavior in your students by establishing healthy relationships and creating a positive classroom climate

Click on images below for samples of the book


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Want to dive deeper?

Check out the Teach Skills and Break Habits Resource Bundle that allows you to take the explore the lessons taught in the picture book further. The downloadable Resource Bundle includes:

  • Gifts and Challenges Worksheet
  • Behavioral Skills Screener
  • Documentation Log
  • Goal Setting Log
  • Behavioral Practice Log
  • Tracking Sheet

About the Author

DAN ST. ROMAIN is a national independent educational consultant who provides staff development and consultative services to educators working with students at all levels. Dan is passionate about helping educators shift their perspective on discipline, understanding the best ways to provide support given the challenges posed in today’s society.

After receiving his Master’s degree in Education, Dan worked in both private residential and public school settings. His work as a self-contained behavior unit teacher, Educational Diagnostician, and Director of a Learning Resource Center has afforded him experience at all levels, in both general and special education settings.

Currently, Dan is a behavior consultant for the Alamo Heights Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas, working directly with students, while also providing support to the staff, at large. Though Dan travels a great deal presenting nationally throughout the school year and during the summer, he looks forward to spending holiday time with family and their yearly beach vacation with close friends.