Participants learn how to create a classroom culture plan that establishes an orderly, yet exciting classroom. Participants uncover what motivates students to engage in learning and the underlying causes of misbehaviors that impede learning. They will develop stronger communication techniques that motivate students, ensuring that what is communicated is relevant, meaningful and engaging. Strategies are also shared that develop positive and trusting peer-to-peer, teacher-to-student, and teacher-to-parent relationships.
Participants will learn:
- Two verbal techniques that keep behaviors optimal and in line with the expectations in the classroom.
- To teach students about making choices, including the consequences and likely outcomes that result from their choices.
- Strategies for teaching students how to monitor and regulate their own behavior.
- To deescalate non-compliant behaviors and promote student self-reflection about their choices.
- The importance of creating clear expectations, procedures and proactive strategies that result in effective classroom and behavior management.
- The Safety, Order and Rights value set as a simple, clear and easily communicated framework for expectations and procedures.
- How to promote buy-in from students and parents for the Safety, Order and Rights values.
- How to create and use a classroom and behavior management plan that works.
- Understand the importance of classroom management and the relationship between engaging work, student behavior, and learning outcomes.
- Explore theories of motivation and behavior management and apply these theories to the creation of a classroom culture plan.
- Explain how to begin implementing PBIS and give examples of both preventative and responsive positive discipline techniques.
- Explain how to effectively redirect students and implement logical consequences using firm yet respectful teacher language.
- Describe the most effective ways to develop, introduce, and/or reinforce classroom rules and procedures.