Behavior Management Plan Template

Instructor: Frank Clint

Frank has been an educator for over 10 years. He has a doctorate degree in education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction.

A positive learning environment is the goal of any behavior management plan. The first days of school set the tone for the rest of the school year. Create your plan using the template provided to ensure a successful school year and peace of mind.

Why Have a Behavior Management Plan?

A written behavior management plan is a way to communicate all of your expectations with students and most importantly with parents. This will make your bond as partners in the education of your students stronger and will show them that you care about creating a positive learning environment.

Rules or Expectations

Provide a section where you clearly state your classroom rules or expectations. Most teachers keep the list short so students can remember them, with developmentally appropriate language for the grade level. Wording should remain positive, and if the school has school-wide rules, the classroom rules or expectations should be consistent with them. For the behavior plan, you will want to also want to develop rules for special situations such as field trips or trips to the library.

Clearly state the positive consequences in your plan. Let students and parents know what you reward students with for positive behavior. Also, state negative consequences when students choose to make behavior choices that are not as positive as you would like. Laying these out here will make it easier if a behavior issue does arise.

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