Janice Reese                                                 April StrumpfJanice_L_Reese@mcpsmd.org                       ...
   Understand the importance of behavior    management in a classroom   Identify causes of inappropriate    classroom be...
“You can be the reason some student gets up and comes to school when his/her life                is tough.  You can be the...
 Predictable and reasonable  consequences to student behavior  ◦ Consequences can be positive Consistent use of routines...
 Discipline Arbitrary and excessive  consequences Inconsistent limits and routines Negative, non-productive  comments...
“There is nosuch thing asunmotivated  behavior.”      Jane Bluestein, The Win-Win Classroom
   Students are bored or frustrated with    academics   Students lack the ability to do assignments   Students see no r...
   I discovered that…        I learned that…   I rediscovered that…      I relearned that…   I plan to…             ...
Building personal relationships                 Communicating expectationsUsing time and space
 Know  your students Have a good lesson plan Model appropriate  behavior Be ultra aware Emphasize safety
Think about one educator who had a positive influence on your learning and another who had a negative influence…          ...
 Fairness      Courtesy Appearance    Active Humor         listening Respect       Reestablishing Realness      co...
   Great first draft!   We’ll try later.   This isn’t working.   I know you wish you could…   That won’t work for me....
   Quality and quantity of work   Work habits and work procedures   Business and housekeeping    routines   Interperso...
 Clear Win-win Proactive Positive Shared Have    consistent follow through
   Have all materials and supplies ready    before the students arrive   Keep focused on the lesson or the    material t...
In terms of teacher stress        andlost learning time,what is the biggestclassroom managementissue?
The small disruption that  occurs at a high rate80% consist of students talking when  they should be doing their work. Ano...
   I discovered that…        I learned that…   I rediscovered that…      I relearned that…   I plan to…             ...
 There    is no response to backtalk. Take   two deep breaths. Relax. Do   not speak or sigh. Do   not take it person...
 Flatface response Broken record technique Planned ignoring Non-verbal cues/interventions Signal interference Suppor...
ProximityX
Using interpersonal relationships Interest   boosting Direct   Appeal to values Support    through humor
   There is no response to backtalk   Flat face response   Broken record technique   Planned ignoring   Non-verbal cu...
   PBIS - Positive Behavioral Interventions and    Supports (National Technical Assistance Center on Behavioral    Interv...
Guided imagery helps youUse your imagination to takeYou to a calm, peaceful place.Progressive muscle relaxationis a method...
   I discovered that…        I learned that…   I rediscovered that…      I relearned that…   I plan to…             ...
What is going well for you?   What are some challenges?
   Activating Prior         Graphic Organizers    Knowledge                Ice Breaker   Audio Visual             Inv...
   Larry I Bell, Strategies that Close the Gap   Jane Bluestein, The Win-Win Classroom   Fred Jones, Tools for Teaching...
“You can be the reason some student gets up and comes to school when his/her life                is tough.  You can be the...
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  1. 1. Janice Reese April StrumpfJanice_L_Reese@mcpsmd.org April_C_Strumpf@mcpsmd.org Special Education Paraeducators Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery County, Maryland National Paraeducator Conference March 1-3, 2012Please individually complete the T-chart in your folder. Focus on classroom management.
  2. 2.  Understand the importance of behavior management in a classroom Identify causes of inappropriate classroom behavior Learn proactive ways to decrease inappropriate classroom behaviors Explore strategies to address inappropriate classroom behavior Understand how behavior management affects classroom management
  3. 3. “You can be the reason some student gets up and comes to school when his/her life is tough. You can be the reason some student ‘keeps on keeping on.’ Remember that as long as you are a [paraeducator], even on your worst day on the job, you are still some student’s best hope.” Larry I. Bell, Strategies That Close The Gap
  4. 4.  Predictable and reasonable consequences to student behavior ◦ Consequences can be positive Consistent use of routines and limits Feedback that encourages independence and success for all students Modeling for students appropriate behaviors and high expectations
  5. 5.  Discipline Arbitrary and excessive consequences Inconsistent limits and routines Negative, non-productive comments “Do as I say, not as I do”
  6. 6. “There is nosuch thing asunmotivated behavior.” Jane Bluestein, The Win-Win Classroom
  7. 7.  Students are bored or frustrated with academics Students lack the ability to do assignments Students see no relevance or real world application for work Students may not understand behavioral expectations in the classroom Students lack self control Adults send inconsistent expectations Students may experience external problems: home issues, lack of food, sleep, medication, and/or affection Lack of classroom structure Medical conditions or diagnoses Adults lack classroom awareness Other classroom issues: situational crisis, other student’s behavior
  8. 8.  I discovered that…  I learned that… I rediscovered that…  I relearned that… I plan to…  I intend to…
  9. 9. Building personal relationships Communicating expectationsUsing time and space
  10. 10.  Know your students Have a good lesson plan Model appropriate behavior Be ultra aware Emphasize safety
  11. 11. Think about one educator who had a positive influence on your learning and another who had a negative influence… What qualities did he or she possess? Think for a minute or two and share with your neighbor
  12. 12.  Fairness  Courtesy Appearance  Active Humor listening Respect  Reestablishing Realness contact from The Skillful Teacher
  13. 13.  Great first draft! We’ll try later. This isn’t working. I know you wish you could… That won’t work for me. Think of a solution that will work for both of us. Can you live with that? Tell me what you just agreed to do. Humor me. Because we’re all different and everyone gets to succeed. Equally appropriately challenged. We don’t say that here. My door is open. We don’t need to talk about that. from The Win-Win Classroom by Jane Bluestein
  14. 14.  Quality and quantity of work Work habits and work procedures Business and housekeeping routines Interpersonal behavior
  15. 15.  Clear Win-win Proactive Positive Shared Have consistent follow through
  16. 16.  Have all materials and supplies ready before the students arrive Keep focused on the lesson or the material the students don’t know Move from one question or task to the next Tell the students what to do with his/her work when finished and what to do next
  17. 17. In terms of teacher stress andlost learning time,what is the biggestclassroom managementissue?
  18. 18. The small disruption that occurs at a high rate80% consist of students talking when they should be doing their work. Another 15% consists of students being out of their seats when they should be doing their work. from Tools for Teaching by Fred Jones
  19. 19.  I discovered that…  I learned that… I rediscovered that…  I relearned that… I plan to…  I intend to…
  20. 20.  There is no response to backtalk. Take two deep breaths. Relax. Do not speak or sigh. Do not take it personally. Backtalk = Power Struggle
  21. 21.  Flatface response Broken record technique Planned ignoring Non-verbal cues/interventions Signal interference Support from routine Remove the seductive object Supportive removal (also known as antiseptic bounce)
  22. 22. ProximityX
  23. 23. Using interpersonal relationships Interest boosting Direct Appeal to values Support through humor
  24. 24.  There is no response to backtalk Flat face response Broken record technique Planned ignoring Non-verbal cues Signal interference Support from routine Removing the seductive object Supportive removal (antiseptic bounce) Proximity Interest boosting Direct appeal to values Support through humor
  25. 25.  PBIS - Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (National Technical Assistance Center on Behavioral Interventions and Supports and U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs) Baldrige - (National Institute of Standards and Technology) PMAB – Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (Crisis Prevention Institute)
  26. 26. Guided imagery helps youUse your imagination to takeYou to a calm, peaceful place.Progressive muscle relaxationis a method that helps relievetension.Breathing exercises can help you relax, because theymake your body feel like it does when you are alreadyrelaxed. “My life is in the hands of any fool who can make me angry.” Fred Jones
  27. 27.  I discovered that…  I learned that… I rediscovered that…  I relearned that… I plan to…  I intend to…
  28. 28. What is going well for you? What are some challenges?
  29. 29.  Activating Prior  Graphic Organizers Knowledge  Ice Breaker Audio Visual  Investigation Book Ends  Non Verbal Cues Cooperative  Reflective Journal Learning  Think, Pair, Share Examples of  Wait Time Equitable Practices
  30. 30.  Larry I Bell, Strategies that Close the Gap Jane Bluestein, The Win-Win Classroom Fred Jones, Tools for Teaching Ellen Kronowitz, Teacher’s Guide to Success Nicholas Long, William Morse, Ruth Newman, Conflict in the Classroom Kelly Jo Rowan, beesburg.com Jon Saphier, Robert Gower, The Skillful Teacher University of Michigan (UofMHealth.org) Ruth Musicante & Betsy Povtak, MCPS Dept. of Professional Growth Systems Polynesian Spa music
  31. 31. “You can be the reason some student gets up and comes to school when his/her life is tough. You can be the reason some student ‘keeps on keeping on.’ Remember that as long as you are a [paraeducator], even on your worst day on the job, you are still some student’s best hope.” Larry I. Bell, Strategies That Close The Gap

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