Best Teaching Practices to Improve Discipline <ul><li>Mr. Jose Flores </li></ul><ul><li>A Track Dean </li></ul><ul><li>Vir...
Alternatives to Suspension Pre-emptive Measures Teacher support <ul><ul><ul><li>AIP. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A...
Ms. Monique Garcia’s  and  Ms. Dina Zepeda’s  Use of CHAMPs Virgil Middle School 152 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA. 90...
Attention Signal <ul><li>Students need to be introduced to your attention signal the first few minutes of class on the fir...
Clear Expectations <ul><li>Outline what you expect from your students for every activity in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Havin...
CHAMPs Expectations Entering the Classroom
Conversation <ul><li>Say “hello,” “good morning,” or “good afternoon” to the teacher before you enter the room </li></ul><...
Help <ul><li>If you need help, raise your hand quietly from your seat.  </li></ul><ul><li>I will try to answer your questi...
Activity <ul><li>Walk directly to your seat </li></ul><ul><li>If you need to sharpen your pencils, do so  before the bell ...
Movement <ul><li>You may get up to sharpen your pencil without permission before the tardy bell rings </li></ul><ul><li>Ot...
Participation <ul><li>You are meeting my expectations if you: </li></ul><ul><li>Sit up straight </li></ul><ul><li>Copy you...
Participation <ul><li>You are NOT meeting my expectations if you: </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to another student  </li></ul><ul...
Behavior Table/Chart <ul><li>A five or ten column roster from ISIS  </li></ul><ul><li>Record behavior </li></ul><ul><li>-p...
Behavior  Table/Chart Continued…. <ul><li>Use for cooperation grades, work habits grades, and parent conferences. </li></ul>
Positive Notes <ul><li>Student receives a note from teacher that has to be signed by parent </li></ul><ul><li>This is to a...
Negative Notes <ul><li>Student receives note and has to be signed by parent(s) and returned the following day. </li></ul><...
Tardy Sheet <ul><li>Student has to sign in at the front table when he/she is tardy. </li></ul><ul><li>If student has a tar...
Positive to Negative Ratio <ul><li>To keep a positive atmosphere in the classroom, teacher praises three positive behavior...
Time is Valuable! <ul><li>Time your class for every activity. </li></ul><ul><li>They should be able to do everything in a ...
Repetition <ul><li>Students should repeat important information after you in order to ensure that all students have heard ...
Homework/Agenda Planner <ul><li>Students are required to have their homework and agenda ready on the corner of their desks...
Homework Excuse Sheet <ul><li>On a front desk or table, have a stack of Homework Excuse Sheets. </li></ul><ul><li>When stu...
The Golden Rule   <ul><li>One piece of advice that we try to go by in our classrooms is to treat others the way we would ...
Thank you! <ul><li>Email addresses: </li></ul><ul><li>Jose Flores </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Moni...
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  1. 1. Best Teaching Practices to Improve Discipline <ul><li>Mr. Jose Flores </li></ul><ul><li>A Track Dean </li></ul><ul><li>Virgil Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>152 N. Vermont Avenue </li></ul><ul><li>Los Angeles, CA. 90004 </li></ul><ul><li>(213) 368-2800 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Alternatives to Suspension Pre-emptive Measures Teacher support <ul><ul><ul><li>AIP. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ASD. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SELAP. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nutrition/lunch Detention. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly Discipline Assemblies. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-Citation Notices. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>California Cadet Corp. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Passing Period Supervision. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Visitation Program. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Options Room </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CHAMPS & Best Behavior Practices. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tardy software. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Palm Pilots. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On Line Referral System </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Ms. Monique Garcia’s and Ms. Dina Zepeda’s Use of CHAMPs Virgil Middle School 152 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA. 90004 (213) 368-2800
  4. 4. Attention Signal <ul><li>Students need to be introduced to your attention signal the first few minutes of class on the first day. </li></ul><ul><li>You should have more than one attention signal. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Clear Expectations <ul><li>Outline what you expect from your students for every activity in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Having clear expectations helps to minimize behavior problems. </li></ul>
  6. 6. CHAMPs Expectations Entering the Classroom
  7. 7. Conversation <ul><li>Say “hello,” “good morning,” or “good afternoon” to the teacher before you enter the room </li></ul><ul><li>You may not talk to other students after you enter the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>However, if you need to say “excuse me” or “thank you,” you may do so in a whisper voice </li></ul>
  8. 8. Help <ul><li>If you need help, raise your hand quietly from your seat. </li></ul><ul><li>I will try to answer your question immediately, but you may have to wait until after I have greeted all of the students at the door </li></ul>
  9. 9. Activity <ul><li>Walk directly to your seat </li></ul><ul><li>If you need to sharpen your pencils, do so before the bell rings </li></ul><ul><li>Copy your homework from the board into your agenda planner </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the “Dispatch” assignment and begin working immediately </li></ul>
  10. 10. Movement <ul><li>You may get up to sharpen your pencil without permission before the tardy bell rings </li></ul><ul><li>Otherwise, you should remain seated </li></ul>
  11. 11. Participation <ul><li>You are meeting my expectations if you: </li></ul><ul><li>Sit up straight </li></ul><ul><li>Copy your homework into your agenda planner </li></ul><ul><li>Remain seated after sharpening your pencils </li></ul><ul><li>Begin your dispatch assignment immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Work quietly </li></ul>
  12. 12. Participation <ul><li>You are NOT meeting my expectations if you: </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to another student </li></ul><ul><li>Get out of your seat without permission </li></ul><ul><li>Look somewhere other than at your work </li></ul><ul><li>Do not have your materials ready </li></ul><ul><li>Do not start the dispatch assignment right away </li></ul>
  13. 13. Behavior Table/Chart <ul><li>A five or ten column roster from ISIS </li></ul><ul><li>Record behavior </li></ul><ul><li>-positive </li></ul><ul><li>-negative </li></ul><ul><li>-tardies </li></ul><ul><li>-participation </li></ul><ul><li>-homework/class work </li></ul><ul><li>*Different codes for each behavior </li></ul>
  14. 14. Behavior Table/Chart Continued…. <ul><li>Use for cooperation grades, work habits grades, and parent conferences. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Positive Notes <ul><li>Student receives a note from teacher that has to be signed by parent </li></ul><ul><li>This is to acknowledge students’ positive behavior in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to give anywhere from 3 to 5 positive notes for each class period. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Negative Notes <ul><li>Student receives note and has to be signed by parent(s) and returned the following day. </li></ul><ul><li>If it’s not returned the next day the student(s) will receive paper pick-up. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s also a means of communication between the teacher and the parents. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Tardy Sheet <ul><li>Student has to sign in at the front table when he/she is tardy. </li></ul><ul><li>If student has a tardy slip, it must be stapled to the tardy sheet. </li></ul><ul><li>This minimizes disruption of lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher keeps it as record for parent conferences. </li></ul><ul><li>For use in work habits grade </li></ul>
  18. 18. Positive to Negative Ratio <ul><li>To keep a positive atmosphere in the classroom, teacher praises three positive behaviors for every one negative behavior that occurs. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Time is Valuable! <ul><li>Time your class for every activity. </li></ul><ul><li>They should be able to do everything in a minute or less. </li></ul><ul><li>When the minute is up, students are expected to wait quietly for the next directions. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Repetition <ul><li>Students should repeat important information after you in order to ensure that all students have heard the directions. </li></ul><ul><li>This is to avoid having twenty kids asking the same information. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Homework/Agenda Planner <ul><li>Students are required to have their homework and agenda ready on the corner of their desks as soon as they walk into class. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher checks for completion for each student. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Homework Excuse Sheet <ul><li>On a front desk or table, have a stack of Homework Excuse Sheets. </li></ul><ul><li>When students walk into class, they should automatically pick up an excuse sheet if they did not do their homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Students fill it in explaining why homework has not been completed. </li></ul><ul><li>Great for use in parent conferences and work habits grades! </li></ul>
  23. 23. The Golden Rule  <ul><li>One piece of advice that we try to go by in our classrooms is to treat others the way we would want to be treated. </li></ul><ul><li>Respect goes a long way. </li></ul><ul><li>Start by greeting students at the door. </li></ul><ul><li>Using “Please” and “Thank you” models good manners for our students.  </li></ul>
  24. 24. Thank you! <ul><li>Email addresses: </li></ul><ul><li>Jose Flores </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Monique Garcia </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Dina Zepeda </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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