Enjoy our collection of terrific behavior management tips and advice from experienced educators. It is our hope that every teacher, both new teachers and veterans, can find some tidbits of wisdom to help them in their classroom. We celebrate all those educators that spend his or her days making a difference in the life of every student.
Behavior Saver #1-Correct in Private, Praise in Public
The best behavior corrections allow for the student to understand what was wrong and to fix it. This is best done one to one with students. It allows you restate your expectations clearly or gain a better understanding of your students perspective.
When praising students, you should celebrate out loud. This is especially true for students who require a lot of behavioral correction and retracting. It lets the student know that you will spend much more enthusiasm when they do what you have asked. It also helps the whole class see that expected behaviors are celebrated in your class.
Behavior Saver #2-Classroom Meetings
Classroom meetings are at time when you can bring your class or small groups of students together to talk about and problem solve issues in the classroom. It is a great way to be proactive to things that hindering the positive classroom climate you are trying so hard to create. It allows the students input and lets you teach how to handle things in the classroom. The number one thing to remember is that classroom meetings are about bringing awareness and consensus rather than lecturing. Let me say that again…classroom meetings are not about lecturing your students. You do this by making sure you talk less than 50% of the time. This allows your students to have a voice and builds the awareness and consensus needed for any change. Get your free Classroom Meeting Procedure Tip Sheet by clicking here.
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