Interventions and Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behaviors (RESOURCES,…
Interventions and Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behaviors
Classroom management Support
Incrase the structure and intensity of classroom managment stragies beyond what may be considreed typical or normal
Active supervision, clear, consisten, and predictable consequences and rewards, setting and teaching positive behavior and expectaitons
Helps students feel like someone "has their back"
Identify the target behavior
Select the Self-Monitoring System
This can help students with poor attention, focus, and with impulse control by promoting independent and responsible behavior.
Choose Reinforcers and Criteria
Teach the student to use the system
Fade prompts and reinforcers
Daily Behavior Form
Send a copy of the chart or form home for the parent to sign and review with the student, either daily or weekly
Also, review the form with the student in a productive manner and disccus how they felt they did and where they can improve
Hold students accountable and also help motive students to make an effort
It's an agreement between a student, their parents and the teacher
Know how you will record when the WANTED and UNWANTED behavior occurs
Reward: Establish both the reward and threwshold to getting the reward
Describe the negative behavior
Insititing the contract
Give positive feed back to student when they have done something well.
Teaching Relaxation Techniques
Helps student not become overwhelmed, frustrating or anxious. Improves focus and attention
Practical relaxation techiques for students
Count to 10
write in a journal
Take a break
Allow student to take a break
Give students a timer
Make laminated Card "Break"
Explain the process to the student and show them what to do
Praise when cooperative and well behaved
Praise ratio vs criticism 4/1 based on research
Try giving a high-five, pat on the back, clap, cheer
Students need outward motivators and this helps keeps student engages and proves encouragment
Praise when on task
Increases students buy-in and increases students' desire and drive to please and succeed
Make praises specific, use direct eye contact
Note: Stay away from rewarding students with stickers or other bribes.
Acknowledge Positive Behavior
Recognizing students for following rules, directives, directions, participating, etc.
Should be considered for the big and small things that student do correctly/ appropriately.
When the behavior one one child is praised, teacher and parents often find that other children then imitate the behavior.
Daily Behavior Form
Explain the procedure with the student, rate the studen for each period, hour etc, review with student to discuss improvement and what to chage do differently.
Holds students accountable and gives more one on one help, support
Promotes independe and resonsible behaviors and increases coping abilites allowing the for self awareness and reflection
NOTE: AVOID STICKERS & TREATS as reward. Praise is thethe big reward. Priase honest self-reporting, do not change the mark a student has given him/herself.
Teach conflict resolution skills
Create Lessons and activites that stress empathy, anger management, and conflic resolutions skills.
Class rules against bullying. Keep them bried and clear.
We will try to help students who are bullied
We will include student who might be left out
We will not bully other students
Have immeditate consequences for agressive behavior
Discuss the incident with the teacher, principale, parent
Lose recess to write a letter about ones behavior
Promotes Maturily and helps students solve and resolve daily conflices with other students, adults, authority figures, etc.
When a student is a TIER 3, regular and consisten behavior meetings are essential and necessary
Have a formal/ informal agenda ready. Speak politely, Have all relevant parties present, Keep notes of the meeting, always highlight something positive about the student
Teaches student important life skills for deal with others aand reduces conflics, arguing, and fighting
Assign a buddy or a partner that will set a good example
Help child with inner peace
Don't let your child stuff anger
Laughter- The best medicine for an angry child
Look beneath the "Bad" kid
Model Appropriate expression of anger
Lighten up the perfectionist
(Each Technique should be tried for atleast 4 weeks for a total of 6 months. Move on to Tier 2 if no progress)
Talk one-on-one with the student
It provides a chance for students to state his thoughts and feelings by also removing an audience and allows for privacy
Should be used when a behavior has caused diruption to the class or the stude'ts day
Avoid Lecturing, Use reflective listening, Ask open ended questions, Validate students feels, Teach alternatives
Tell me something you could have done differently"
I know that you are made after that....
Teach Social Skills
This will improve students interactions and will incrase the students self confidence, self concept, and self esteem
Should be used to teach all students appropriate social skills with any and all opportunities.
Introduce a lesson and interventions regarding bullying and appropraite behavior, making and keeping friends to the whole class and build on lesson when needed.
Teach coping skills
Improves students self-confidence & selfesteem and helps to exmposwer students.
All students should be taught coping skills and they should regularly be modeled for all students
6 Way To Help Kids Handle Answer
Exit & Calm Down
Develop a feeling vocabulary
Crease a calm down poster
Develop an awareness of early warning signs
Teach anger control strategies
Take 3 deep slow breaths
Now slowly count to ten inside your head
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Data Tracking System
Bloomz is a parent-teacher commuication platform
Bloomz has a behavior management and reporting feature. With this system you can easily add pictures to the photo albums so things like report cards, behavior managment contracts, etc so as to keep things in one place and available for parents to see daily. As in both cases the parents are aware that there is an issue with the student behavior this could also be used to keep things organized like conferences and up coming meetings