Classroom Behavior Management (Part 1): Key Concepts and Foundational Practices
Take some time now to respond to the items below. Please note that the IRIS Center does not collect your Assessment responses. If this is a course assignment, you should turn them in to your professor using whatever method he or she requires. If you have difficulty responding, go back and review the Perspectives & Resources pages in this module.
- Briefly describe three of the benefits of implementing comprehensive classroom behavior management.
- Using your own words, explain the meaning of “cultural gaps” and describe two culturally sustaining practices teachers can use to address them.
- Identify three of the six key principles of classroom behavior management outlined in the module and offer specific example of how a teacher might use each of them in the classroom.
- Ms. Rollison wishes to develop a positive climate in her classroom.
- List two of the practices listed in the module.
- Explain two action steps that Ms. Rollison can take to implement these practices.
- Mr. Kwon is a new teacher setting up a structured classroom for 25 4th-grade students. Though he is excited to use lots of hands-on activities and types of instruction across content areas, he is uncertain how to structure his classroom to keep his students on task, engaged, and learning throughout the school day.
- Offer two considerations that Mr. Kwon should keep in mind when arranging the physical elements of his classroom.
- Explain why each of these is important.
- Mr. Kwon also wants to set up a routine for a daily morning meeting to encourage interaction and engagement before the students start their academic work. Describe at least two tips to help Mr. Kwon successfully implement this classroom routine.
- Sierra, a student in Ms. Gardner’s 8th-grade science class, is usually shy and anxious. When she works with a partner at a lab station, however, she often becomes very talkative. This disruptive behavior regularly causes her and her partner to miss important teacher directions and not complete labs on time.
- Name at least two surface management strategies that Ms. Gardner could use to address Sierra’s disruptive behavior.
- Explain why you chose each of these strategies.