Managing Classroom Behavior
Poor study skills and inappropriate classroom behavior are some of the things you have to deal with when you are a teacher. Growing up also involves having some behavior issues for most children. It is not the same for everyone for some it’s more than for others. Special kids can be separated from the regular ones from their behavior. Lets discuss several ways you can control classroom behavior.
Come up with behavioral expectations and tell it to them. When the school year is starting let them know what you need from them regarding behavior. Create states that will keep the students in check from the first day they attend school. Go through the rules together with the students and make it a tradition in the classroom. The rules should be accompanied by signs that will be used to warn someone who is making a mistake. Monitor the students to see if they are following the rules.
Make sure that their no inappropriate behavior in the class by checking their action and giving them feedback. If you have a student who is continuously having lousy behavior keep a close eye on them and also avoid it at an early stage. Use severe voice and gestures to remind a student who is involved in bad behavior. When the practice is right it will be nice if you reward them.
Enforce the rules using methods like social, activity, tangible, edible and detrimental reinforcement. Instead of appreciating good behavior with physical reward one could use tokens. As backup reinforcement the tokens can be used. A contingency contact can be used in the case of older children. The contract is made by both you and the student stating that they will get a particular reward for good behavior. Behavior can also be taught by shaping, shaping involves taking steps in showing good behavior. Shaping can be used to introduce functional practice or enforce to the one living.
Use a role model to explain the sort of behavior you are expecting. In order for the rest of the students to understand when one of them has good behavior use them as an example. If you are working on a specific student make sure you students their age are around to listen and learn what are your expectations. This way you will be meeting on both sides. The students should take part in the program of improving their behavior by creating goals, preventing situations that could affect their behavior, assessing themselves and knowing how they should be rewarded for their excellent response. The behavior management program should also include the parents.