Is/Are the student(s) following all rules and/or procedures? (Yes (Is it a…
Is/Are the student(s) following all rules and/or procedures?
Is it a student(s) who is always well-behaved?
Thank the student for following the rule, adding the phrase "I really appreciate it," afterwards.
If a pattern of good behavior emerges...
Praise him/her by saying "Thank you for always doing/following [rule].
Call parents and inform them of what a great student their child is, explaining the good behavior.
Give a certificate of good behavior to the student at the end of the term/half/year. Personally thank them for their effort during your time in class together.
Is most or all students in the class?
Thank them for their hard work at the end of the lesson.
Is this ongoing good behavior?
Give a no-homework day at least once a week while good behavior is consistent.
How severe is the problem?
Major disturbance. Start from step 3.
Step 1 - Calm yourself. As the teacher, focus on keeping yourself calm before attempting deescalation.
Step 2 - Ask about and actively listen to the student's reasoning for their behavior
Step 3 - Direct appeal to student to not engage in this type of behavior. Give the reasoning for why it could be dangerous.
Step 4 - If behavior recurs...
Step 1 - Ignore the behavior if you suspect it of just being attention-seeking.
Step 2 - If not merely attention-seeking, move close to and make eye contact with the student.
Step 3 - Direct Appeal. Ask the student(s) to stop the behavior.
Step 4 - Give an overcorrection task, such as cleaning the entire classroom for dirtying his/her desk or writing an apology speech for disrupting a peer.
Step 5 - Give an after school detention. During this time, attempt to communicate with the student about their behavior and focus on building a positive relationship.
1 more item...
Step 1 - Immediately stop the action.
Step 2 - Direct appeal to the student.
Step 3 - Refer student to the school counselor and take him/her there ASAP.
Final Step - Meet with parents, the student, and relevant administrators to deal with the problem.
Whole Class Issue
Step 1 - Hands up, Mouths Closed and/or One Two Three, Eyes on Me.
Step 2 - Hold class after. Inform them of their behavior and appeal to them to improve.
Step 3 - Create and begin implementing a behavior chart at the front of the class.
Step 4 - Give overcorrection tasks to the class, such as cleaning the entire English hallway for throwing things in our class or redecorating the classroom walls if they destroy a decoration.
Final Step - Call for a parent-teacher meeting with the students and their parents. Explain the expectations and ask for their assistance in improving their child's behavior.