Classroom Management

Classroom Management

Cline’s Classroom Management Plan

I am using elements of Responsive Classroom, Whole Brain Teaching, and ENVoY in my classroom this year.


We will incorporate Social and Emotional Lessons throughout the year, and have a Responsive Classroom morning meeting each day.


Whole Brain attention getter is copying the teacher’s voicing of “Class, Class.” Students say “Yes, Yes!” however the teacher says it, and look at the teacher.


Whole Brain Rules:

  1. Follow directions quickly.

  2. Raise your hand for permission to speak.

  3. Make smart choices.

  4. Keep your dear teacher happy.

  5. Keep your eyes on the speaker.


Through intensive practice on a daily basis these rules will be internalized.  If a rule is broken, the whole class will respond by chorally responding to teacher and reciting the broken rule as a reminder to all.  If individuals need extra practice, that will be done during choice time at the end of the day.  If they need more practice, or are not improving behavior, a note will be sent home indicating which rule to practice at home, and parents will sign it to be aware of the issue.


A Class SCOREBOARD will be used each day.  If the students have more smiles than frowns they will earn the choice time at the end of the day.


Responsive Classroom Logical Consequences will be employed when students have issues outside of the classroom.  They will include having the student take their own free time to figure out how to fix the situation, lose of a privilege, or time away.


ENVoY principles include the use of Non-verbal signals and locations to cue students silently.  We will be using these in the classroom and throughout the building this year.


There is more information on these management techniques on my webpage.


2016-2017 Plan

I am using the Whole Brain Teaching model for my classroom management this year.  It has been proven to be very effective throughout the country.  It includes classroom rules:

1. Follow directions quickly.
2. Raise your hand for permission to speak.
3. Make smart choices.
4. Make your dear teacher happy.
5. Keep your eyes on the speaker.

Through intensive practice on a daily basis, these rules will be internalized.  If a rule is broken the class will respond by chorally reciting the broken rule as a reminder to all.  If individual students need extra practice, they will practice for a minute or two during a free time.  A small note indicating the rule that needs to be practiced will be sent home to be signed so parents are aware.

A class scoreboard will be filled in each day.  If the students win, they will earn extra choice time at the end of the day.

If individual students continue to have trouble following the rules even after extra practice I will sit down with the student during their free time in private to discuss a plan for future success.

A Super Improvers TEAM  will be up on the wall indicating 10 levels of school improvment.  As a student improves enough in one level, they will move up to the next, gaining confidence and privileges as they succeed in targeted goals throughout the year.














THIS IS MY FORMER PLAN...
To make this year a positive experience “academically,” I have developed a classroom management plan to ensure the best possible learning environment for all students.  Every child deserves to learn, and in order to have that happen, there needs to be respect and self-control in the classroom.  The plan below outlines our classroom guidelines and consequences for behaviors.

 

                                    CLASSROOM GUIDELINES

1.                  Follow Directions.

2.                  Use appropriate words and voice.

3.                  Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

4.                  Raise your hand and wait to be called on.

5.                  Be respectful of other people, the school, and personal property.

6.                  Make good use of your time.

Our class will come up with a list of guidelines together this year that will entail these, focusing on being safe, respectful, and responsible during the school day.

 

CONSEQUENCES

·         If a student chooses not to follow the guidelines, the following will take place:

 

1.                  Student is reminded to follow guidelines in the least disruptive way.

2.                  Student is warned about the behavior, unless it is chronic…@

3.                  Student will have logical consequences as deemed appropriate to change individual                        student behaviors, such as:

a)      fixing the situation (i.e. cleaning up a mess, making an apology of action to mend a               situation with a classmate, etc…)

b)      losing a privilege( like choice time to finish work, or choosing who to sit by...)

c)      taking time away from the situation.

 

SEVERE DISRUPTION:  Student is given a referral and sent to the Principal or the detention room.

 

                        REWARDS

*If a student chooses to follow the guidelines, the following will take place.

There are numerous rewards, both individual and class-wide, that the students can earn and work towards, including Class free choice time, Class pennies, Caught Being Good Coins and Smile Surprises.   These are given as a reward for appropriate behavior and for following the guidelines.  The real reward, however, is a classroom where a lot of learning takes place.  It is my hope that each student chooses to follow the guidelines, so that we may all have a spectacular year!  Thank you.

 

@ If behavior is chronic, student and I will meet to work on a system to serve as a reminder of what they need to practice.  It may include writing out a Think Sheet/Plan of Action during free/play/choice time.