Behavioral Management Strategy Strategy: Reinforce on-task behaviors Appropriate Grade Level: K-12 Procedures/Steps: This strategy helps to increase appropriate behavior by utilizing reinforcements when students are clam and on-task. Talk to student with a smile. Provide students with positive remarks. Use frequently and consistently. Provide students with positive attention with a gesture. Easy to implement. Comments and/or tips: Increases students’ self-esteem. Strengthens student-teacher relationship. Creates respect. Powerful modeling tool. No cost involved to use this strategy. Source: Shukla-Mehta, S. & Albin, R.W. (2003). Twelve practical strategies to prevent behavioral escalation in the classroom. Preventing School Failure. 47, 156-161.