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. For some, it is more severe than others. This behavior is what distinguishes the individual kids from the regular ones. Let’s look at several ways you can manage classroom behavior.
Come up with behavioral expectations and tell it to them. Concerning their behavior tell the students what is required of them at the start of every school year. As from the first day of school come up with rules that will guide the class. The standards should be established together with the students and make sure that they become part of the class. Create signs that become warning signs if someone is in the wrong. 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. When a student behaves in a bad away warn them using a stern voice and gestures. When a student behaves appropriately to make sure that they get a reward.
The practices will be followed if you reinforce then using social, edible, negative, tangible and activity reinforcement. Tokens can be used to reward good behavior instead of using tangible rewards. As backup reinforcement the tokens can be used. A contingency contact can be used in the case of older children. The contact should be drafted by you and the student saying that when they behave appropriately they will be rewarded. Shaping is a word used to explain a method used to teaching good behavior in tiny bits. Shaping can be used to introduce functional practice or enforce to the one living.
Explain your behavior expectations using a model. When one of the students does something right use them as an example explaining that’s what you want from the rest. In the presence of the other classmates teach a student who has behaved wrongly so that the rest can learn. This way you will be meeting on both sides. The student should be part of the behavior management program by being part of coming up with the goals, making sure they don’t make a mistake on their own and even by evaluating how they have done and how they should be rewarded. Parents should also be part of the behavior management program, so it is useful.