Classroom Management for Frequent and Unsafe Behaviors

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Created by Elexus Riquelmeś

Overview and Purpose

Welcome to Classroom Management for Frequent and Unsafe Behaviors. If you are here, I am assuming you are an educator who has had a difficult time creating a safe, engaging environment due to consistent student behaviors. THAT IS OKAY! We have all been there. So I hope this course helps.

Throughout the years, student behaviors in the classroom have progressed negatively. Some may blame COVID, but a study conducted by EAB in 2018-2019 (before COVID) has raised concerns about these increasing behaviors and their effects. All COVID did was raise those concerns from 61% to 84%. YIKES.

So how do we manage this, you ask?

This won't be easy. There are many factors that play a role in classroom management that may be out of a teacher's control. These include lack of support staff, disconnects between teachers and administration, lack of training, and prioritizing curriculum over management (EAB, 2023). What we can do is focus on what we can control, and that is our classroom management. This course will explore techniques teachers can implement to support their mentality and methods in regards to creating a structured environment students can thrive in.


Needs Assessment

Throughout the needs assessments, learners have expressed discouraged ideologies surrounding behavior management in the classroom. Most have also expressed a lack of support from collaboration. This course is designed to include many strategies educators can implement in order to persevere through their situations.

Performance Objectives

Participants will reflect on the methods and techniques they have implemented. They will discover techniques or validation to continue classroom management. Consistency is key and the goal is to promote an environment students can thrive in.

In this course, you will:

  • Explore useful tools and techniques to manage student behaviors.
  • Explore resources to support relationship building with students of frequent, unsafe behaviors.
  • Explore resources to support relationship building with families of students with frequent, unsafe behaviors.
  • Identify collaboration techniques with school support staff.
  • Identify the importance of classroom management in childhood education.

Course Units

Unit 1: Creating the Environment

Objective: After exploring this unit, learners will be able to identify key factors that influence the classroom environment.

Lesson 1 : Classroom Structure

  • I can analyze different classroom structures to implement in my own setting.

Lesson 2 : Classroom Expectations

  • I can identify components that impact classroom expectations.

Lesson 3 Mindset

  • I can reflect on my current mindset about classroom management.

Unit 2: Leveled Behaviors

Objective: After exploring this unit, learners will be able to define student behaviors by category. Learners will be able to apply categorized behaviors to different scenarios.

Lesson 1: Behavior Categories

  • I can explore the reasons why behaviors are categorized.

Lesson 2: Categorizing Behaviors into Levels

  • I can categorize behaviors into levels.

Unit 3: Response to Negative Behaviors

After exploring this unit, learners will be able to identify key strategies in response to student behaviors and apply response techniques to scenarios provided.

Lesson 1: Responses to Avoid

  • I can identify responses to behavior to avoid.

Lesson 2: Responses to Passive Behavior.

  • I can identify strategies to implement when responding to passive behavior.

Lesson 3: Responses to Attention-Seeking Behavior.

  • I can identify strategies to implement when responding to attention-seeking behavior.

Lesson 4: Responses to Aggressive Behavior.

  • I can identify strategies to implement when responding to aggressive behavior.

Unit 4: Response to Positive Behaviors

After exploring this unit, learners will be able to explore responses to positive behavior, determine the effects of positive reinforcement, and reflect on personal positive reinforcement practices.

Lesson 1: Response to Positive Behavior

  • I can identify strategies to implement when responding to positive behavior.

Lesson 2: Negative Effects of Reward Systems

  • I can identify the negative effects of reward systems.

Unit 5: Collaboration

After exploring this unit, learners will be able to identify strategies to support school and home collaboration and reflect on self-practices.

Lesson 1: Collaboration With School Personnel

  • I can reflect on strategies to implement with school personnel collaboration.

Lesson 2: Collaboration With Families

  • I can reflect on strategies to implement with family collaboration.

References

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    • EAB. (2023). (issue brief). Building A Better Behavior Management Strategy for Students and Teachers. Retrieved 2023
    • McKinney, A. (2023, July 7). Educator mindsets affect student performance. Teach. Learn. Grow. https://www.nwea.org/blog/2023/educator-mindsets-affect-student-performance/
    • Vanberbilt University. (2024). How can teachers increase the chances that their students will behave appropriately?. IRIS Center. https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/beh1/cresource/q2/p06/
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