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Behavior Management Resources for Teachers - Chapter Summary
In a diverse classroom, you're bound to be confronted with some behaviors that will prove unruly or distracting. It is important to build strong classroom management skills to call on when these kinds of behaviors crop up in your classroom. The lessons contained in this chapter provide overviews of what classroom management is, how to chart bad behavior and what types of punishments might be used to deter these behaviors. In this chapter, you'll learn:
- The pros and cons of drug testing in schools
- Ways that substitute teachers can manage classrooms
- What in-school suspension is and activities to keep students in in-school suspension busy
- How to record and track behaviors using charts
Printable text lessons are presented by educational professionals with experience in classroom and behavioral management. Take self-assessment quizzes at the end of lessons to gauge how much you have learned and whether you need to further review information you can apply in your classroom.
How It Helps
- Develops management skills: Outlines ways in which you can better manage student behavior in the classroom.
- Provides suggestions for activities: Lists ways in which you can use various activities to achieve objectives in an in-school suspension setting.
- Increases knowledge of relevant terms: Defines terms such as 'in-school suspension' and 'classroom management' so you gain a full understanding of the material being discussed.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Create in-school suspension activities
- Support substitute teachers in the area of classroom management
- Use charts to monitor students' behaviors
- Formulate an informed opinion about drug testing in schools
1. Drug Testing in Schools: Pros & Cons
In this lesson, we'll discuss the key arguments of both opponents and proponents of drug testing in schools. We'll also look the different models of drug addiction that impact why the schools might think they need to test students.
2. What is In-School Suspension? - Definition & Programs
When students misbehave, are late too many days, or present with behavioral issues that get in the way of their education, rather than punishing them with an out-of-school suspension, schools are choosing to teach with an in-school suspension.
3. In-School Suspension Activities & Assignments
When students receive in-school suspension, it can be difficult to keep them busy. This resource will help keep those students occupied while practicing skills that are useful in the classroom.
4. Effective Reward System Ideas for Kids
In this lesson, we'll explore the world of rewards in the classroom. Here you'll learn about both extrinsic and intrinsic reward systems that can help your kids stay on track with classroom and school-wide objectives.
5. Positive Ways to Deal with Truancy
In this lesson, we discuss positive ways to deal with the ever-present problem of truancy in the school system. We discuss the combined role of parents, educators, and the community, along with the growing use of technology to aid in keeping students in school.
6. What is Expulsion from School? - Definition & Reasons
In this lesson, we will go over the definition of a school expulsion, comparing it to other consequences students might face at school for misbehavior, such as in-school or out-of-school suspension. We will discuss reasons why a school might expel a student, what types of behavior can lead to an expulsion and what the process is like.
7. What is a School Discipline Referral? - Meaning & Examples
In this lesson, we'll discuss what it means for a student to get a discipline referral. We'll review various misbehaviors, the disciplinary actions teachers may take on their own, and behaviors that result in an immediate referral. We'll also discuss what happens after a student gets a referral.
8. Tips for Teaching Introverted Students
In this lesson, teachers will learn strategies for effectively teaching introverted students. Some strategies that will be discussed include modifying the classroom environment and instruction.
9. Self-Monitoring Checklist for Elementary Students
Teaching students to monitor their own learning, thinking and behavior is one way to help them become mature and independent. This checklist will help your elementary-aged students monitor themselves.
10. Behavior Self-Assessment for Elementary Students
Helping students assess their own behavior is a great way to move them toward independence. This lesson offers a checklist that you can use to make your elementary aged students more aware of their own behavior.
11. Examples of Behavior Change Goals for Students
Helping students modify their behavior can be an important part of any teacher's work. This lesson shows you some examples of realistic and reasonable behavior change goals for students.
12. Behavior Modification Project Examples
What exactly is behavior modification? As your students learn about the topic, you may consider assigning them to modify their own behavior. This lesson contains project examples that your students can learn from.
13. Field Trip Behavior Contract Example
Are you about to take your class on a field trip? This lesson will help assuage your worries about safety and behavior by offering an example of a field trip behavior contract.
14. Technology Contract for Kids Sample
Helping students use technology safely and sensibly is a big part of the job of today's teacher. This lesson offers a sample contract you can use for working on technology use with your students.
15. Athlete Behavior Contract Template
This lesson contains a template for teachers and coaches to use with their student athletes. This template is the basis for a behavior contract signed by student athletes as well as their parents, teachers, and coaches.
16. Whole-School Approach to Behavior Management
In this lesson, we will discuss the components of a whole-school approach to behavior management, including developing a positive culture, planning, and communication.
17. What is a Behavior Management Policy?
A behavior management policy can help you establish rules for student behavior. This lesson identifies the components of a behavior management policy and explains how to develop an action plan to implement a policy in K-12 schools.
18. Examples of School Behavior Policies
Every school outlines behavior policies in a student code of conduct or through some other form of communication. This lesson provides examples of commonly seen school behavior policies.
19. Stop & Think Activities & Games
Teaching your students to 'stop and think' is an important aspect of developing their social skills and self-regulation. Use these activities and games to help your students practice this skill.
20. Art Projects for Behavior Problems
Are you interested in using art to address behavior management problems in your classroom? This lesson will provide you with ideas for fun and creative art projects that can be used with no special art background.
21. Teacher-Student Conflict Resolution Strategies
In this lesson, we will talk about some effective strategies for resolving conflicts in the classroom. We will consider some of the common sources for conflict as well as a step by step protocol for developing effective conflict resolution.
22. Check In Check Out Behavior System: Definition & Intervention
This lesson provides the basics of the Check In Check Out behavior system, an important behavior intervention strategy that can be used in any classroom. Read on to learn how to implement this strategy in your classroom.
23. Token Reward Systems for Kids Template
Try implementing a token reward system in your classroom to make your life easier and help motivate your students to make positive behavior choices. Learn ideas on how to start this type of reward system, as well as commonly used tokens and rewards.
24. In-School Suspension: Benefits & Effectiveness
In-school suspension programs are an alternative to the traditional out-of-school suspension approaches of the past. This lesson will review both the benefits and effectiveness of these programs and discuss best practices for implementation.
25. Parent-School Contract of Agreement: Template & Examples
Parent-school contracts or agreements help you communicate expectations with parents from the beginning of the year. Explore some common examples in this lesson.
26. Homeschool Behavior Contract Between Parent & Child
Behavior contracts are not limited to just traditional school settings; they can be valuable to homeschooling parents as well. Use this resource to help you develop and implement a homeschool behavior contract.
27. Classroom Prize Box Ideas
Rewarding students for completing their assignments, doing well on tests, or for being a kind friend is a great way to encourage good behavior in school. Let's look at some fun ways to implement a classroom prize box, and explore some specific rewards you might use.
28. Reward Party Ideas for Elementary Students
Whether your students have been exhibiting good behavior or great academic work, you might want to reward them. This lesson offers unique ideas for reward parties for elementary-aged students.
29. Student of the Month Nomination Letter: Template & Examples
Many schools choose to reward students' great behavior or academic performance using a Student of the Month Program. This lesson offers some examples of how you might nominate a student for this honor.
30. Escape Behavior in the Classroom: Definition, Strategies & Examples
This lesson is designed to help you as an educator understand behavioral issues in the classroom. It also provides strategies to use to counter escape behavior as well as examples to demonstrate those strategies.
31. Consequences for Student Escape Behavior
This lesson could benefit anyone looking for information on student escape behavior, its consequences, and possible interventions teachers can use in collaboration with school counselors.
32. Naturalistic Intelligence Lesson Plan
Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences is reviewed in this lesson plan, which puts specific focus on the characteristics of naturalistic, or naturalist, intelligence. Students learn about several famous people with naturalist intelligence and create posters to encourage others to use their naturalist intelligence.
33. ABA Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) Template
If you have students who are struggling with behavior, it's important to provide appropriate support and interventions. Use this template to help you create an ABA behavior plan to encourage positive behavior in the classroom.
34. ABC Data Collection: Form & Template
What causes student misbehavior? Though it's impossible to know the answer to this question, tools can help you understand your student's problem behaviors. Learn about how to use an ABC data collection template in this lesson.
35. ABC Narrative Sampling: Form & Example
ABC charts are an effective way to document your student's behavior. They can help you determine where the student's behavior is stemming from and can help you figure out a course of action. This includes samples of ABC charts and a form that you can use in your class.
36. Academic Contract Template for Middle School
Using an academic contract can be a great way to get students to agree to particular goals. This lesson offers a template of an academic contract that is likely to be successful with middle school students.
37. School Attendance Contract Template
School attendance is no laughing matter! It's associated with better academic achievement and better behavioral outcomes for students. This lesson offers a template for a contract you can use to help improve your students' attendance of school.
38. Anger Management Contract Template
Are you working on anger management with one or more students? Using a contract can be really helpful in establishing goals and expectations. This lesson provides a template you can use for developing an anger management contract.
39. Detention Notice Templates
A detention notice can be an important way for kids, families, teachers and administrators to get on the same page about why a disciplinary action is occurring. This lesson offers templates for how detention notices might look.
40. Detention Slip Template
Using detention slips can be an effective way of keeping track of who is getting detention and making sure all parties involved understand the parameters of the practice in a school. This lesson offers a template you can use for detention slips.
41. Reminder Templates for Teachers
As teachers, we often have different events that we want to remind students and families about. This lesson offers a few different templates you can use when creating reminders for the children and families in your classroom.
42. Detention Task Ideas to Improve Behavior
Detention can be a great time for students to reflect on and improve their behaviors. This lesson gives you a series of ideas designed to help your students really learn something from the time they spend in detention.
43. Contingency Contract: Definition & Example
In this lesson, we explore contingencies and how contingency contracts can be used in the classroom. These contracts are useful to correct poor behavior or encourage good behavior.
44. Scaffolding in Education Lesson Plan
Give your students a powerful lesson on scaffolding by helping them internalize the steps involved to scaffold for students successfully. The experience includes rich discussion and a group activity.
45. Zone of Proximal Development & Scaffolding Lesson Plan
This lesson plan can be used to help you teach students about the zone of proximal development. Students will watch a lesson video, role play, teach a lesson to demonstrate understanding, and take a quiz.
46. ABA Pairing Activities
These Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) pairing activities can create a connection and are typically used for students with autism. Engage students of any age in these exercises to help build a foundation so that you can achieve goals together.
47. ABA Social Skills Activities
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), most often used for students with autism, provides a strong framework for teaching social skills. Use these activities with students of any age to help develop important skills of verbal or nonverbal communication.
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Other chapters within the Resources for Teachers course
- Classroom Management Ideas for Teachers
- Behavioral Interventions for Teachers
- Preschool Teacher Resources
- Teacher Career Information Resources
- Teacher Cover Letters
- Letter Samples & Templates for Teachers
- Behavior Charts Ideas & Strategies for Teachers
- Basic Instructional Strategies for Physical Education
- Safety in Elementary Science