Through our research, we have found that when teachers increase and enhance their use of the BEST in CLASS practices, they can support children with challenging behavior to develop more positive interaction patterns with their teachers and other adults in their lives; improving outcomes for them, and enhancing the overall classroom atmosphere in the process. As a result, we view teachers as change agents in their classrooms; by using the BEST in CLASS instructional practices, teachers can change the behavior patterns of children at risk for social, emotional, and behavioral disorders in their classrooms. BEST in CLASS (via training and coaching) impacts teacher instructional practices by improving the frequency and quality of these effective practices, which improves teacher-child relationships and thereby enhances child outcomes.
My coach was very in tune with my classroom and my children. I had a wonderful experience!
My coach was easy to talk to which made me feel more comfortable. Whenever I felt stuck or could not think of examples, she would walk me through it. The best coach I could’ve been paired with!
My coach was always very professional and courteous of my time and schedule. She let me know when I was doing well and how to use the strategies to improve my teaching and students’ behaviors. She was knowledgeable yet still respectful of my teaching style.
[My coach] was so great and encouraging. Adults are not that different from the students and the praise and feedback I got made me want to continue to make progress and do good. [My coach] helped restore some lost self-esteem I needed to run my classroom smoothly. It was a great experience with a great coach!