Classroom Management (Part 2): Developing Your Own Comprehensive Behavior Management Plan
Take some time now to answer the following questions. 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 trouble answering any of the questions, go back and review the Perspectives & Resources pages in this Module.
- At the beginning of the school year, you created a classroom behavior management plan, and for the most part it has been working well. Lately, however, you’ve noticed a number of students eating candy and chewing gum during class. List two changes that you could make to your behavior plan to address this increasingly problematic behavior.
- Most teachers create procedures for routine activities (e.g., walking in the hallway, going to the restroom). Just as important are procedures for less-frequent activities (e.g., attending an assembly, responding to a fire or tornado drill). Select a less-frequent activity and write out a new procedure to address it.
- You developed a step-by-step crisis behavior plan to address serious problem behaviors that might arise in the classroom. Now consider what you would do if a behavior crisis occurred while your students were a) in an assembly or b) on the playground. Create a separate crisis plan to address one of these situations.
- You created an action plan to effectively implement your behavior management plan. Midway through the school year, though, two new students are assigned to your class.
- How would you introduce these students to your classroom behavior management plan?
- How would you introduce their parents to the classroom behavior management plan?
- To complete the following activity, you will need to revisit (though not change) your classroom behavior management plan. Watch the student behaviors depicted in the movie below and decide how you would address them (time: 1:53). Note: You might find it easier to play the entire movie once and then replay it using the pause button as you work through the scenario.
- If you have implemented a comprehensive behavior management plan and these behavioral issues continue to occur, which parts of your plan should you consider revising?