Working in a democratic and collaborative environment with my students and their parents, We must strive to develop the most active learning environment. Behavior Management System represent a holistic approach to classroom, and individualized behavioral programs. Based on a positive behavior system, students a path for success academically, behaviorally, and socially is created.
The Classroom Atmosphere
I will remind and show the students that they can come to me when they need something.
I will never tolerate bullying of any kind and will address it immediately upon detecting it.
I will make the students laugh and they will make me laugh! I believe that laughter is so important for enjoying anything—that includes school!
I will be nurturing—a child’s heart needs cultivating as much as his mind does!
Students will be encouraged to try without the fear of failure. In my classroom, there is no such thing as “I can’t.”
I will honor and respect all cultures, races, religions, different types of families, etc. Although our main goal is learning, I know that your children look through many different cultural lenses as we seek that goal! I will show an appreciation for all of the diversity within our classroom and continue to encourage your children to do the same.
The Classroom Rules
- Be Courteous.
- ways listen to your teacher and other teachers in the school.
- Always take care of others’ supplies that you may borrow.
- Be Reliable.
- Take care of your supplies.
- Keep your area clean.
- Be Safe.
- Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.
- Always walk and watch where you are going.
- Be Nice.
- Be kind and helpful to others.
- Use your manners—Please, thank you, excuse me, I’m sorry…
|Student is doing what he/she is supposed to be doing||Praise
Earn reward time
|Positive specific praise
“I like how you started doing your work right away.”
|Student does not follow directions the first time they are given||Redirection
Noted on point sheet
|“Jose, you are talking and it is time to be quiet.”
Give time and space
Encourage to use a strategy
Immediate praise if directions are followed
|Student is unable to FD after redirection
3 redirections in AM or PM
|Think Time immediately
Complete Think Sheet during Reward Time
|“You have chosen not to do what you are supposed to. You need to take some Think Time.”
Once the time is up, if student is ready, perform Teaching Interaction
|Student is unable to calm down after 5 minutes on the timer
Student has displayed violent or aggressive behavior
Loss of Reward Time for the day
Loss of Fun Friday
If violence/aggression displayed, student may be assigned to “Check Out” for the rest of the day
|Give student space to deescalate.
Remain calm and give brief, specific directions
“Please sit quietly in the chair.”
Ask to switch out with another adult if feeling frustrated
Once student has calmed down and completed short direction give expectations and consequences
“You have chosen to. This is unsafe behavior at school so you will need to check out and earn your way back to class.”
Students that do not complete homework will do it during Reward Time.
Norms, Routines, Procedures
- Safety is the most important!
- When my teacher turns to talk; I will be a whole-body listener.
- When it is my turn to talk, my teacher will be a whole-body listener.
- We are all friends, be respectful!
- You are responsible for yourself!
What is expected when the bell rings?
- Be in your seat
- Get out notebook paper to take notes
What will happen in class?
- Discuss/Hand in previous homework
- Take notes on new material
How do I take notes?
- Write down the objective
- Copy examples worked in class
- Ask questions when you don’t understand
- Put your notes in your notebook
How do I do my homework?
- Use your notes
- Copy down the original problem
- Show all of your work under the original problem
- DO NOT ERASE YOUR WORK
- Make sure the final answer is clear (Circle the answer)
What is expected if I have a question on my homework?
- Discuss the question with a neighbor
- Ask the instructor
- Email the instructor
What is expected if I finish my homework early?
- Check your homework
- Quietly work on other homework or read
- Some days’ other activities will be available
Where can I view the week’s notes and assignments?
- The website or the schedule at the front of the classroom
When may I use the restroom?
- After class discussion
What happens if I didn’t do my homework?
- You receive a 0% for the assignment, or
- You may complete the assignment and turn it in late
What is the policy on late assignments?
- Receive 60% until the chapter test
- Receive 0% after
Reasons for contacting my parent/guardian…
- Missing Assignments
- Poor Test Grades
- Excessive Tardiness
What is expected if I’m absent?
- Email the instructor if possible
- Get the assignment sheet (Bulletin Board)
- The assignment sheet goes in your notebook
- Go on the website to view notes and other resources
- Complete the homework
- Ask for notes from peers
- Ask instructor for help if needed
When may I come ask questions?
- Anytime, but before or after school is the best
Chapman, Gayle Gregory and Carolyn. Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn’t Fit All. Thousand Oaks: CORWIN Kindle Edition, 2010.