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The Bad News Bears

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This Power Point presentation provides a meaning for behavioral expectations. In addition, the presentation identifies the benefits of stating behavioral expectations for both students and teachers. And finally, this Power Point presentation outines steps for developing and teaching expectations for children's behaviors.

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The Bad News Bears

  1. 1. STATING BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS IN ADVANCE: PREPARING CHILDREN FOR SUCCESS JANUARY 2012 V. 2
  2. 2. FRAMEWORK FOR EFFECTIVE PRACTICE SUPPORTING SCHOOL READINESS FOR ALL CHILDREN
  3. 3. FRAMEWORK FOR EFFECTIVE PRACTICE SUPPORTING SCHOOL READINESS FOR ALL CHILDREN
  4. 4. WHAT WILL I LEARN? • To define behavioral expectations. • To identify benefits of stating behavioral expectations in advance. • To learn the steps for developing and teaching expectations for children’s behaviors.
  5. 5. WHAT ARE BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS? • Appropriate social behaviors expected from children during daily classroom activities and routines. • Teachers state behavior expectations in advance.
  6. 6. BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN • Prepares children for success! – Tells children what we expect them to do. – Maximizes children’s learning time.
  7. 7. BENEFITS FOR TEACHERS • Builds a common language. • Provides a consistent message to children. • Sets the stage for learning. • Helps prevent behavior problems before they happen.
  8. 8. DEVELOPING AND TEACHING EXPECTATIONS STEPS: 1. Anticipate behaviors. 2. Plan for appropriate behaviors. 3. Prepare children for what you want to see. 4. Recognize children’s appropriate behavior.
  9. 9. STEP ONE: ANTICIPATING BEHAVIORS Teachers anticipate by: • Thinking through activities, routines, and situations.
  10. 10. ANTICIPATING: EXPECTATIONS BEFORE BUS RIDE
  11. 11. STEP TWO: PLANNING Teachers plan by: • Determining the behaviors they want children to use versus what they do not want them to do or stop doing. • Preparing needed materials.
  12. 12. PLANNING: SAY WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE
  13. 13. STEP THREE: PREPARING CHILDREN Teachers prepare children by: • Stating expected behaviors in advance. • Posting expectations: – At children’s eye level. – Simple words and pictures.
  14. 14. PREPARING CHILDREN: BOOK AREA
  15. 15. PREPARING CHILDREN: VOICE VOLUME
  16. 16. PREPARING CHILDREN FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE Teachers prepare children by: • Teaching – Providing demonstrations – Using role plays – Leading discussions
  17. 17. PREPARING: TEACHING QUIET WALKING
  18. 18. PREPARING: TEACHING EXPECTATIONS IN TRANSITION
  19. 19. STEP FOUR: RECOGNIZE CHILDREN’S APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR Teachers recognize children’s appropriate behavior by: • Catching children following the expected behaviors. • Making a statement about their effort. • Encouraging them to keep it up.
  20. 20. RECOGNIZING: FOLLOWING EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
  21. 21. REVIEW: STATING BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS IN ADVANCE STEPS: 1. Anticipate behaviors. 2. Plan for appropriate behaviors. 3. Prepare children for what you want to see. 4. Recognize children’s appropriate behavior.
  22. 22. For more Information, contact us at: NCQTL@UW.EDU or 877-731-0764 This document was prepared under Grant #90HC0002 for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start, by the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning.

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