Supporting Students with Behavioral and Emotional Needs

A teacher speaks with a group of young students in class

Student behavioral challenges aren’t a new phenomenon. In recent years, however, student needs have grown.

In a national survey, more than 8 in 10 public schools reported that students’ behavioral and socio-emotional development had been stunted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools and educators have also observed increases in student misbehavior, including classroom disruptions and tardiness, since the onset of the pandemic.

These developments have shined new light on the need for effective, evidence-based supports for students dealing with behavioral challenges.

In the latest episode of The SRI Homeroom podcast, Senior Principal Education Researcher Carl Sumi joins host Kori Hamilton Biagas to discuss strategies, interventions, and recommendations for educators, schools, and researchers hoping to meet that need head-on.

Sumi also discusses effective interventions like BEST in CLASS, which are being used to enhance teachers’ use of proven practices to prevent and address behavior problems and support student learning.

Listen to the full episode:

Access a transcript of the episode here.

Fine more resources centered on student mental health and behavior on the Student Behavior Blog.

  • Carl Sumi is a Senior Principal Education Researcher with SRI Education.

Learn Carl and his work here.


May 17, 2024


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