|Transition from Elementary to Middle School|
Behavior Management Strategies: Classroom
- Model the behavior that is desired.
- Clear expectations and rules.
- Step-by-step learning and scaffolding.
- Positive reinforcement.
- Monitoring the class closely.
- Prepare for the worst. Always have an extra lesson plan, just in case.
- Establish time limits and ensure students finish their work before leaving.
- Read the room frequently to ensure students are engaged.
- Use a Points System. Reward students for good behavior and provide incentives for consistent good behavior. Prizes can be intangible, such as listening to music with headphones while working.
- Physical threats and violence (toward other students, educators or administrators)
- Bullying (this can take the form of mental or physical intimidation)
- Refusal to do classwork
- Skipping class
- Disrupting class (when a student’s behavior is so disruptive it is interfering with other students’ ability to learn)
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Sexual activities
- Suicidal Idealization
- Poor Academic Performance
- Poor Social Skills
- Change of classes: This is an option for students who are being negatively impacted by their environment and peers or are not a good academic fit for the class.
- Why Try: This program is often used in behavior intervention classrooms. It involves goal setting and journaling and can be effective in not only teaching students proper behaviors, but also empowering them to live beyond the status quo.
504 & IEP Plans: Students can be assessed to see if extra accommodations would help them to be more successful.
ehavioral Intervention Plan: Students work with their counselor and teachers to determine a plan to help them to manage their behavior. For example, a student with anxiety may be allowed to have a stress ball to use during class.
Specialized classes and alternative programs: The traditional classroom is not always the best fit. This is a good option for students facing trauma.
- I CAN: Tutoring can help students who are struggling academically.
- Outside counseling services: students facing traumatic circumstances may need to see a specialist.