What steps will I take to prevent or limit the known causes of misbehavior that might otherwise influence my classes? Specific Format : Write the question in bold print. Write the rest of the paragraph in regular print. Proactive behavior management is a crucial step in effectively managing student behavior. Take your time on this assignment. Think through all of the misbehaviors, minor and not-so-minor, that you might prevent from happening if you have a developed plan to address these behaviors before they start.