|Behavior Clip Chart and signs from the Behavior Bundle Packet|
Behavior Management Basics: NEW BEHAVIOR BUNDLE DESIGN(see pic above)!
This is an updated repost and a blog link up!My first year teaching, I taught in a Title-1 4th grade departmentalized urban elementary school, where the students had to transition every hour, and there were 25-30 students in a class. Plus the school was in a location with lots of gangs. The behavior in general at this school was especially challenging, yet it was a great experience for many reasons, but one of the reasons was because I became skilled in behavior management. My system includes a ticket incentive system, clear expectations and rules with lots of practice, routines for everything, talking to my students, positive reinforcement, a behavior clip chart, and hand signals and motions to get students attention, behavior logs, and communication with parents. I found the combination worked well for the most part. Here are some more basic tips:
1.Explain all parts of your behavior management system to your students from day one.
2.Set clear expectations and then, practice, practice, practice.
3. You should have your students act out how to act. For example, let them practice what different voice levels sound like, etc.
4. Create a class list of rules, keep them short, somewhat general, and easy to remember. Also, make sure you do not have too few or too many. I usually have 5 class rules posted (of course there are other class rules and expectations but these are the 5 most important to you that students must know and should be posted).
5. Don't make threats.
6. Be consistent, and if you tell a student you are going to do something..do it.
7. Reward good behavior.
8. Think about every procedure and have a plan and expectations for students to remember for every procedure.
9. Once the students get the hang of it, you should still remind students of your expectations, rules, and procedures throughout the year.
10.Adjust your plan as needed.
Below is a behavior management packet I created to give you that behavior management boost you may need. It is available at my TPT store (the owl at the top of my blog is my main link to this). It has various posters, forms, rewards, and much more that you may need! It includes a give me 5 sign to help with transitions, a hand signals sign to help with distractions, rewards for positive reinforcement, signs for behavior reminders, rules, behavior logs, etc.. I also now have a behavior management clip chart , where students can move up and down the chart throughout the day, and see how they are doing. It come with name tags to place on clothespins. It is great, because students can move up and down the chart, and turn their day around. Enjoy!
UPDATE- I have a new colorful polka dot behavior management packet in my store; it's the same as the original just in a different color combo: it's more colorful and available HERE! It is the black and yellow and pink one at the top of this post.
|Behavior Management Bundle|
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