Our training is proven in proactive, research based, practical, and easy to implement strategies. We provide flexibility to best meet the needs unique to your campus. Participants will learn techniques to allow them to always be clear, concise, and consistent with students.
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Maintain a keen and calm mindset for classroom management
Effectively arrange and design the classroom environment
Zoom through your lesson plans & master standards like never before
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm
1:00 – 3:30 pm
Firmly but fairly carry out disciplinary actions
Build and maintain strong student and teacher relationships
…and much more!
It’s been said that “the best offense is a good defense.” Probably nowhere is this truer than when it comes to classroom management. Prevention is a key ingredient in classroom management, and the more preventative maintenance that can be done through the use of proactive strategies, the less likely teachers will be to encounter problem behavior. But even the most well run classrooms will experience problems from time to time. For some teachers, behavior problems in the classroom will be a common occurrence or even a daily “routine” that results from the growing “culture of disrespect” that has progressively infiltrated our schools. For others, discipline problems may be rare, occurring only in unusual circumstances or situations. But regardless of their frequency, we know they are bound to occur.
When challenging behavior does occur, teachers must be equipped with the necessary tools to handle such challenges in a professional, mutually respectful way that still holds offending students accountable while minimizing disruptions to learning. This is a tall order, but it can be achieved in all but the most extreme circumstances through the use of the reactive strategies taught in my course.
In all cases, a proper response to misbehavior begins early on in the chain of events. Teachers must commit to dealing with behavior problems when they occur by first evaluating the nature or threat of the behavior to student learning and then by responding appropriately. Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional, and with prompt attention paid to emergent misbehavior through early intervention strategies, up to ninety percent of minor, pesky behavior problems can be eliminated in the classroom.
Learning is often defined as the act, process, or experience of gaining knowledge or skill. Psychologists similarly define learning as a change in behavior due to experience. Either way, learning allows a student to modify his or her behavior to suit a situation and to be more successful – academically and behaviorally. In my seminar, I will provide a very powerful format for you to follow to develop your own lesson plans for rules and procedures. Teaching to rules and procedures will help your students learn all of the skills they will need to be successful in your classroom.
The first month, first week, and first day of school are critical to classroom management. Successful teachers devote a great deal of time during the first few weeks of school to the careful teaching of rules and routines. Instead of telling and posting, they teach and practice crucial classroom routines just as they would academics. The one hundred eighty school days in a year are made up of routines, procedures, and rules to govern relationships. They set the foundation of a structured environment all children need to learn and all teachers need to teach. Researchers have long investigated the most common rules and routines addressed by successful teachers at both the elementary and secondary level. We asked master teachers from around the country to help develop and field test lesson plans for those common rules and routines critical to successful school and classroom functioning. Teaching to expectations is not about trying to form unthinking automatons or youngsters devoid of divergent thought. Quite the opposite. Teaching to rules and procedures will set the stage for structure in your classroom for divergent and creative discovery and learning. Caring can be orderly and structured.
Teacher surveys are in, the number one prevention of student progress is behavior disruptions during lessons. What if you as an educator had a system that is proven to increase your students academic achievement, reduce the number of referrals tremendously and by the way increase your teacher moral, would it be worth your time. Well I have the program and I am willing to do a break out session for you at no charge, so that you can find out why the program is so successful. Call or email me to set up a break out session.
Classroom Management Strategies