1. What To Do Directions (W.T.D)
These directions are Specific, Concrete, Sequential, and Observable.
Example: A student is looking around the classroom and the teacher senses that student will begin to distract others. The teacher would say…
“Pick up your pencil, look at your worksheet, and complete the questions.”
2. Positive Narration
When a student is doing a positive behavior in class the teacher should recognize it and verbalize it to the class.
Example: The class is working in 4 groups and the teacher realizes that one group is working very well. The teacher would say…
“I see that Group 1 is quietly working-Good Job.”
When a student is misbehaving the teacher could use positive narration to redirect the students attention to what is good behavior without calling the student out.
Example: The teacher notices group 2 is chatting about sports instead of working on their assignment. The teacher would say the same sentence!
3. Nonverbal Que
When a teacher notices a misbehavior happening or about to happen she can use a hand signal to signal to a single student or group of students to stop whatever they are doing and refocus on the class.
4. Involving parents in day to day classroom activities
-Have them come to school as parent aids (to help prevent student misbehavior)
-Email/Phone/Text them info about student behavior- positive and negative. (to prevent or address student misbehavior)