Behavior management skills are of particular importance to teachers in the educational system.
Behavior management include all of the actions and conscious in actions to enhance the probability people, individually and in groups, choose behaviors which are personally fulfilling, productive, and socially acceptable.Behavior management , also called behavior modification, attempts to guide and motivate individuals to change their actions or interactions in certain settings. For example, teachers use behavior management at a classroom level to introduce rules against interrupting other students.
We sometimes make the mistake of interchanging the terms "behavior management" and "classroom management." The two terms are related, one might even say intertwined, but they are different. "Classroom management" means creating systems that support the kind of positive behavior across a classroom. "Behavior management" is made strategies and systems that will manage and eliminate difficult behaviors that prevent students from succeeding in an academic environment.
A CONTINUUM OF MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES AND RTI
Response To Intervention is built on universal assessment and universal instruction followed by more targeted interventions, Tier 2 which applies research-based strategies, and finally Tier 3, which applies intensive interventions. Response to Intervention also applies to behavior, though since our students have already been identified, they do not participate in RTI. Still, the strategies for our students will be the same.
in RTI are universal interventions. This is where
classroom management is applied. Positive Behavior Support is about planning for your students to succeed. When we fail to plan . . . we plan to fail. Positive behavior support puts reinforcement in place ahead of time, with explicit identification of preferred behavior and reinforcement. By having these things in place, you avoid the poisonous reactive responses, the "Can't you do anything right?" or "What do you think you are doing?" Reactive measures present the danger if not the certainty that you will sour relationships with your students without really solving the problem (or lead to a decrease in the unwanted behavior.)
Classroom Management Strategies, to succeed, must include:
Consistency: Rules must be reinforced consistently, and reinforcement (rewards) must be delivered consistently and quickly. No changing the rules: If a child earns a five-minute break on the computer, don't take it away because you didn't like how they behaved in line on the way to lunch.
Contingency: Students need to understand how consequences and rewards are related to behavior. Clearly define how the consequence or the reward are contingent on the classroom behavior or performance that is expected.
No Drama. Delivering a consequence should never involve negative speech or snarky response.
Classroom Management Strategies needed to successfully manage your classroom need to include
I. Structure: Structure includes rules, visual schedules, classroom job charts, and the way your organize the desks ( Seating Plans) and how you store or provide access to materials.
Seating Plans that support the instruction that you will be using. Rows will not facilitate small group instruction, but islands or clusters may not facilitate the kind of attention you may want for large group instruction.
Visual Schedules , everything from sticker charts to encourage work completion to visual daily schedules to support transitions.
II. Accountability: You want to make your students accountable for their behavior as a structural underpinning of your management plan. There are a number of straightforward methods to create systems for accountability.
A Behavior Chart for a Classroom.
Sticker Charts to manage breaks and workflow.
A Token System. This will also appear under reinforcement, but it creates a visual way for students to account for completed work.
III. Reinforcement: Reinforcement will range from praise to break time. How you reinforce your student's work will depend on your students. Some will respond well to secondary reinforcers, like praise, privileges and having their name on a certificate or an "honors" board. Other students may need more concrete reinforcement, such as access to preferred activities, even food ( for children for whom secondary reinforcement doesn't work.
Behavior management refers to managing problem behaviors from specific children. It is helpful to do some "Triage" to decide what behaviors are creating the most challenges to success in your classroom.
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