Ch 4: Classroom Behavior Management & Interventions

About This Chapter

Managing classroom behavior can prove stressful, but with the right strategies and intervention methods, educators can improve student classroom behavior. This chapter offers behavior management techniques that work on a wide range of behaviors.

Classroom Behavior Management & Interventions - Chapter Summary

This chapter identifies classroom behavioral concerns and then discusses effective management strategies and intervention procedures that teachers can use in their own classrooms. A few of the topics you will go over in this chapter include:

  • Daily classroom routine development and setting student expectations
  • Ideas for increasing student engagement and improving rapport
  • Student behavior monitoring and modifications
  • Behavior contract development and implementation
  • Strategies and templates for behavior intervention plans
  • Social cues and social skills training

Whether you have specific or general classroom behavior management concerns, this chapter addresses all the key topics you want to know. Each lesson focuses on a single concept, and you can use the chapter menu to navigate your way between lessons. Most of our lessons can be completed in less than eight minutes, making the most out of what time you have to review these teaching resources.

How It Helps

  • Reduces anxiety: Bad behavior in the classroom stresses out you and your students, but this chapter provides you with answers on how you can better manage and modify negative classroom behaviors.
  • Teaches practical strategies: These lessons have been designed by fellow teachers who have real world experience with student behavior problems, so you can be certain that the tips and techniques will work in your classroom as well.
  • Saves you time: With all of this information in one, easy-to-find location, you don't have to waste time searching the Internet for tips on how to manage classroom behavior problems.

Skills Covered

By the completion of this chapter, you will know how to:

  • Implement daily classroom routines
  • Define norms in the classroom and how to set expectations
  • Improve rapport with students
  • Examine techniques for increasing student engagement
  • Explain methods for monitoring student behavior
  • Point out how to modify cognitive behavior and reduce undesirable behavior
  • Offer examples of student behavior contracts
  • Review the steps for behavior intervention plan development
  • Show techniques for teaching social cues
  • Determine age-appropriate activities for social skills training

13 Lessons in Chapter 4: Classroom Behavior Management & Interventions
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Establishing Daily Classroom Routines

1. Establishing Daily Classroom Routines

The learning environment must be properly managed to promote student success. This lesson describes ideas for making clear expectations for classroom schedules, transitions, and routines.

Classroom Norms: Setting Expectations with Students

2. Classroom Norms: Setting Expectations with Students

Establishing classroom norms and setting expectations is an incredibly important first step towards helping your students behave responsibly and work to the best of their ability. This lesson will discuss some strategies to successfully establish classroom norms.

How to Develop Rapport with Students

3. How to Develop Rapport with Students

Developing positive relationships with students is an important part of the job for educators. This lesson describes ways to do this and shows how to apply these methods to your everyday teaching.

Increasing Student Engagement: Strategies & Ideas

4. Increasing Student Engagement: Strategies & Ideas

This lesson highlights ways in which you can increase and maintain student engagement in your classroom. It explores group work, hands-on activities and other possible features of a student-centered environment.

Monitoring Student Behavior in the Classroom

5. Monitoring Student Behavior in the Classroom

In this lesson, we will explore simple methods for managing student behavior. Such methods include the use of proximity, using a calm but firm tone, and learning to be consistent with what you say and do.

Cognitive Behavior Modification in the Classroom

6. Cognitive Behavior Modification in the Classroom

Cognitive Behavior Modification (CBM) in the classroom can help students self-regulate their behaviors. This lesson describes CBM strategies such as self-management, problem solving, and anger management.

Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom

7. Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom

This lesson covers several options for reducing bad behavior in the classroom, including time out, satiation and token economies. The lesson touches on how to use these techniques, and what to avoid when trying to encourage good behavior.

Student Behavior Contracts: Examples and Templates

8. Student Behavior Contracts: Examples and Templates

This lesson will provide examples and templates of student behavior contracts. Student behavior contracts provide an excellent way of creating student accountability and encourage positive behavior.

Behavior Intervention Plan: Definition & Strategies

9. Behavior Intervention Plan: Definition & Strategies

A behavior intervention plan (BIP) is a plan created based on information from a functional behavioral assessment (FBA). Let's dissect the anatomy of a behavior intervention plan: the definition, roots of behavior, and a review of effective strategies that will leave you cool, confident, and capable in the classroom.

Teaching Social Cues

10. Teaching Social Cues

Have you ever worked with a child who has a hard time making friends? Does something seem off when they're engaging in a conversation? If so, they may need specific instruction in social cues!

Social Skills Activities for Kids

11. Social Skills Activities for Kids

Social skills are important in every day life. Being able to interpret another person's non-verbal cues is a huge part of communication. This lesson offers activities, organized by age, for assisting students with practicing social skills.

Social Skills Activities for Teens

12. Social Skills Activities for Teens

Students grow into better friends when they are given solid lessons in how to communicate. This lesson offers three activities to help students develop three verbal and nonverbal social skills.

Interventions for Social Isolation

13. Interventions for Social Isolation

In this lesson, you'll learn about the concept of social isolation and its impacts on a person's well-being, as well as some of the major types of interventions aimed at social isolation.

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