Applying Classroom Rules & Procedures Natasha Blyum, RESPONSE TO…
RESPONSE TO STUDENT BEHAVIOR
Positive Reinforcement for Good Behavior
Using Various Methods for Student Recognition
Prize From Treasure Box, Gotcha Awards, Tokens, "Wow" Cards, Students Academic Behavior Awards, Reward as a group with extra recess.
Home-in Recognitions: positive phone calls to parents, e-mails, certificates of good behavior; sending home a note thanking parents for support and noting the progress.
Bond with your students and build your managment style around trust and respec
Using Verbal and Non-Verbal Forms of Recognition
Non-Verbal: smiles, nods, winks, thumbs-up signs, A-OK signs. Example: Student raises a hand before speaking - teacher gives Thumbs Up signal.
Verbal: Good Job, Class (or student), thank you for setting a good example help cleaning up after the concert today!
Actions for Misbehavior
Being-With-It - This is Teacher's Awareness of potential problems and quick attentions to those situations
Using a Series of Graduated Actions
Moving closer in proximity to the student to redirect him/her
Making Brief Eye Contact with the Student
Using Direct-Cost Consiquences (Time-out, Loss of Priviligies, or remove from Class)
Reminding the class of the proper way of behavior in class
Sending an e-mail or call parents to inform them of the bahavior
Stopping Class and Confronting Behavior
Creating Strategies to minimize disruptive behavior in the classroom
Created by Rebecca Pera Cole:
give a student a “cool down break”
give frequent praise that is specific to positive behaviors
offer“face-saving outs” - to avoid humiliation or embarrassment
validate students' feelings by acknowledging them even if they are manifested in inappropriate ways
provide students with two-part choices to give students agency in making responsible choices
provide student’s parents a homework plan/log or behavior log that the student, teacher, and parents are all supposed to sign and follow through on
actively incorporate student’s interests into lesson plans
give simple, concrete instructions