Disruptive Behavior and Teacher Interventions: Middle School :pencil2:…
Disruptive Behavior and Teacher Interventions: Middle School :pencil2:
Behavior 1: The Talkative/Chatty
Tier 1 Interventions:
Changing the proximity that you have with the students to make them more aware of their behavior and discourage it.
Acknowledge positive behavior when it does occur to encourage the continuance of such behavior.
Call on a student frequently to give them fewer opportunities to talk with their peers.
Find different strategies to better engage the students in their work.
Provide some breaks for the students. During middle school years, students still tend to have a lot of energy which can contribute to how much they talk. Providing breaks may help them keep focus on the task that has been given them.
Tier 2 Interventions:
Tier 3 Interventions:
Implement a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) in order to help monitor the student and engage others in their success.
Put in a Counselor Referral form for the student to ensure that parents are and other school officials are involved in helping the student monitor and improve their behavior.
Individual and Visual schedules for the students to provide them a more individual and structured routine in school.
Daily Behavior Forms in order to track the behavior of the student and possibly see any patterns in their behaviors.
Using sensory tools for students to relieve anxiety and give stimulation when need hopefully resulting in better focus and concentration for the student. In middle school students are at time still high energy and may need help in this area.
Implement structured breaks to the students in which they can have time away from the stimulated environment and come back refocused.
Introduce Response to Intervention (RTI) to try to see if the student's behavior is a result of academic stress.
Forced Choice Reinforcement Survey to gage what the student is motivated by when rewards and/or praise is not being responded to.
Behavior 2: The Constantly Tardy
Tier 1 Interventions
Provide students with a daily planner so that way they can better manage their time and their schedule. It is good for middle school students to begin teaching responsibility and self-management.
Speak with student in the hallway to let them know that you are not only aware of their tardiness but you are monitoring it. It is also a good opportunity to let a student know of further consequence if their tardiness continues.
Take away structured free time so students can make up what they missed in class, but to also teach the students how valuable time is and hold them accountable to their class schedule.
Call home to check in and find possible solutions with parents, or even possible reasons for their tardiness that might be home related.
Tier 2 Interventions
Implement Check In Check Out (CICO) in order to increase structure and accountability for the students after other interventions have failed.
Provide the student with organizational tools to help them better monitor their time.
Implement a Functional Behavior Assessment to aid in providing data trends in patters in the students on-time/late arrivals.
Tier 3 Interventions
Implement a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) to further monitor the student's tardiness not only in one class but on a broader scale (may include other behaviors as well).
Put in a Counselor Referral form for the student to ensure others are involved in the student's success.
Alternatives to Suspension such as counseling, parent supervision, community service, or detention to ensure that the student is in school still learning, however receives consequences for repeated offenses.
Data Tracking Systems
Student Led Strategies
Student Behavior charts that they fill in by themselves. It is really beneficial for middle school students as they are able to have some agency in monitoring and correcting their own behavior.(Tier1)
Self monitoring sheets so students can again see their own progress over time.
Student self assessments (Tier 2 &3)
Teacher to Student
Implementing Forced Choice surveys so that the teacher and the student can work together to gage what motivates the student. (Tier 2)
Intervention General Tracking form Documents (Tier 1)
Student Learning Styles Survey so teachers can better understand what needs the student may have to help implement specific changes for the student (Tiers 2 & 3)
Learning styles profile, which can be very valuable for middle school students to better understand their own needs as learners and begin to work with a teacher to help implement those.
Counselor referral forms to document previous interventions and also school/home involvement (Tier 2 &3)
Parent Questionnaires to collect data on home behaviors or factors which might contribute to what is happening in school. During middle school there are often physical and emotional changes which might contribute to home and school behaviors. Parents will often have a better understanding of these changes since they are in the home.
Team Behavior Specialist Intervention forms (Tier 2 &3)