Friends revise together #3Teaching students to manage and monitor their own behavior is considered an evidence-based practice. Self-management involves a range of procedures, typically consisting of self-monitoring, self-evaluation, goal setting, and reinforcement.

The Importance of Self-management:
(Adapted from Young, et al., 1991)

  1. A student who learns to manage his/her own behavior (social and academic) allows teachers to focus more on teaching than classroom management.
  2. Self-management skills are valued by our society.
  3. Teachers cannot always be present or observe everything a student does. With teacher-managed interventions, students may learn to behave appropriately only when teachers are watching.
  4. Evidence supports the use of self-management to promote generalization of skills learned in one setting to the use of those skills in other settings and to help to maintain the use of those skills over time.

Academic self-management is designed to teach students to track their academic performance, and includes turning in assignments on time, studying for tests, and coming to class prepared and on time.

See Self-Management references for more information.