IOSIE A 5-Step Process for Analyzing Student Behavior Problems for Effective Classroom Management Sharon Freer Professor Nicole Luongo EDTC648 Fall 2009
Diagnosing Misbehavior Behavior can be classified by category, type and cause. Once you determine which of these the behavior falls into, you can start to find a solution to it.
Theoretical Models of Human Behavior There are four models of Human Behavior. They are used to define what causes certain behaviors and suggests appropriate actions to correct such behaviors. Psychodynamic Behavior is dictated by external influences. Rewards + Positive Reinforcement = Corrected behaviors Behavior is a reflection of one’s emotional state. Active listening + emotional support = improved social skills, self-esteem, personal insight and self-control. Behavioral
A person’s environment influences their behavior. Focusing on the positive features of home, school, and neighborhood creates a good foundation and positive surroundings for the desired behavior. Students experiences influence their behavior. Reminder of rules + discussion = responsibility for one’s actions Constructivist Once you are able to determine what type of behavior you are dealing with and what is causing it, you are able to move on to analyzing it using the IOSIE method!
Once you’ve identified the problem, determined the objective and solution, you’re ready for the implementation process. First you need to answer these four questions:
Who will implement the solution?
Is it possible to gain the cooperation and support of everyone involved?
How long before a positive result can be achieved?
What happens if the solution doesn’t work?
Most often, you as the teacher will implement the solution and you will need the student's cooperation. There are times when you’ll need the parents, staff and other professionals. The time will be based on the seriousness of the problem. If it doesn’t work the first time, try something different. You may have to try a few times.
When it comes to resolving behavior issues in the classroom, there are three general approaches which provide varying levels of control:
Consequence Bad behavior is met with a consequence. Group-Guidance The entire class participates in a forum to determine how best to deal with the violation of the class rules. Individual-Guidance The teacher and student have a private discussion and come to a joint resolution. Most Control Moderate Control Least control
Individual-guidance models use limited teacher-control and put the responsibility on changing the behavior in the students hands.
The Restitution Model
Diane Chelsom Gossen (1993)
Based on the idea of self-restitution. The student restores themselves to the person they want to be.
Using the IOSIE Model E I S O I Did the behavior cease? Identify the problem Did the behavior cease? Identify the problem Has the student shown respect for school property? Arrange time for student to clean book or make a payment. Student will either have to clean the book or buy a new one. To get the student to respect school property Identify why the student is defacing property? Logical Consequences Model Evaluation Implement-ation Solutions Objectives Identify