Interventions and Treatment

Research: Training Teachers to Focus on Positive Behavior Improves Student Outcomes

July 25, 2018 | Emily Taylor

A recent study, Supporting Teachers and Children in Schools (STARS), led by the University of Exeter Medical School and published in Psychological Medicine, evaluated the impact of a teacher training program that focused on relationship building and ignoring “low-level” unwanted behavior. Based on evaluation of survey responses from teachers, parents and students, the researchers measured improved mental health, behavior and concentration among students.

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