The student will be in the classroom and seated when the bell rings.
The student will have a notebook, writing utensil, and textbook out on
their desk when the bell rings for class to begin.
The student will wait to share their thought or opinion until another
student has finished their thought or opinion, or until the teacher is
The student will have their mobile devices turned on silent and put
away unless teacher has approved for their use.
The student will follow all school rules.
It is important that students are ready to begin learning when the bell begins because of the large
amount of material to cover in a short amount of time. The teacher can not afford to lose valuable
class time getting students settled in their seats.
It is important that students have their learning materials ready when class begins. It can be a
disruption to other students if some are digging through their bags or sharpening their pencils during
The students in my classroom will be respectful of others. Together we will create an environment
where students feel safe to share their thoughts and opinions and participate in class discussions
without being interrupted. It is important the teacher isn’t interrupted so that students do not miss
instructions or important lesson notes.
My classroom will have certain times when mobile devices are allowed but during times when they are
not approved they need to be put away so that no one is distracted and students are focused on the
It is important that students know I support the school’s policies and procedures and they must abide
by them in my class as well.
First Offense- Teacher look
Making eye contact with the student- facial expressions convey a lot to students (Lindberg, pg.32)
Use proximity control- positioning yourself near a student not following directions lets them know you
are aware they are off task (Lindberg, p.32)
Drop the student’s name in the lesson
Non-verbal cues allow the teacher to hold the student accountable for their actions without
interrupting the entire class (Tucker, p.63)
Second Offense- Verbal Warning
Remind the student of the expected behavior one on one and not across the classroom; this may
embarrass the student and make them act out even more. This verbal warning lets the student know
you are aware of their behavior.
Third Offense- Conference with student
Meet with student separately to talk about desired behavior. Do not make them late for another class
but this will keep from them getting their few minutes of free time with their friends between classes
which students don’t like to lose. Let the student know if the behavior continues you will call their
parents next (Wright, Intervention Central)
Fourth Offense- Written warning and call to parent
Write a contract with the student determining the desired behavior, criteria showing improvement, and
incentive (Lindberg, p. 37)
Call parents and inform them of contract between teacher and student with desired behavior, criteria
showing success, and incentive
Keep parents informed through notes or phone calls of progress
Fifth Offense- After school detention
This can be effective because students are always ready to leave school when school is over and in this
case the student will have to remain after school and not participate in any after school activities
If a student becomes a danger to themselves or other students, the student will be removed from the
class by an Administrative professional. (Georgetown Independent School District)
I will have coupons made to give out to students who are
following classroom rules, showing leadership in the
classroom, and to students who are making efforts in
Coupons will be given at the discretion of the teacher
when she sees positive behaviors taking place
Coupons will be for:
5 minutes of free time
A snack item in the snack basket
Lunch with the teacher and 2 friends
Students will earn raffle tickets throughout the week
Each student gets 1 raffle ticket for every homework
assignment they turn in completed and on time
Each student gets 1 raffle ticket for actively and
respectfully participating in class discussions
Each Friday there will be a drawing of 1 ticket per class
period to award a prize consisting of either:
1 pass on a homework assignment (can not be used on 2
homework assignments consecutively)
Snack from the snack basket
Gift card to local eatery (Fast food, yogurt shop, coffee shop)
Class can earn up to 5 points per day
1 point per classroom rule being followed by all students
Points can be taken away from existing total if students are not
following any classroom rules
100 points is the goal to earn a movie day, with students being
allowed to bring their own snacks to eat
90 to 100 points is the sliding scale
For 80-90 points students can have a movie day without any
For 75-80 points students can have 30 minutes of free time
without any snacks
A chart will be posted at the front of the class next to the
classroom rules keeping track of the amount of points per
Pot Luck Day
Students will be allowed to put together pot lucks to eat
during class on special occasions (specific holidays such
as Cinco de Mayo, the day leading into a holiday
weekend or vacation, the day after a midterm or final)
This will be awarded at the discretion of the teacher if
the class is staying on task and following classroom rules
for the majority of the time
A reminder will be posted by the class in-boxes for the
upcoming possible pot luck day
Lindberg, J., Evans Kelley, D., Swick, A. (2005). Common-Sense
Classroom Management for Middle and High School Teachers.
California: Corwin Press.
Tucker, Ginger. (2013). First Year Teacher Notebook. Amarillo: TX.
Wright, Jim. (2013). How To: Handle Common Classroom Problem
Behaviors Using a Behavior Management Menu.
Georgetown Independent School District. (2013) Georgetown ISD
Secondary School Model Student Handbook.