STUDENT BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT ESTABLISHING DISCIPLINE in the school library
District Librarian & Learning Resources Specialist
La Mesa-Spring Valley School District
Sandy Patton Teacher Librarian, National Board Certified Lakewood High School Long Beach Unified School District [email_address]
What isn’t taught in TL preparation programs … and expected of our paraprofessionals with no training?
A set of activities by which
WHO? the librarians, paraprofessionals, and/or visiting teachers
GOAL? promote appropriate student behavior and eliminate inappropriate student behavior; CONTRAINTS? while still developing good interpersonal relationships and a positive socio-emotional climate in the library
HOW? by establishing rules and procedures to maintain an effective and productive library environment.
Behavior Management & Discipline
Sandy’s example ~ sharing things that work: 1. Make up a seating chart 2. Read Miss Nelson is missing (I wore a character T-Shirt with "Miss Viola Swamp is Watching You" on it) 3. Explain the system (stars, happy faces, and checks) tied to the citizenship grade on the report card.