Presentation on theme: "Maximizing Effectiveness Using Positive Behavior Support Methods in the Classroom: Expectations and Rules."— Presentation transcript:
1 Maximizing Effectiveness Using Positive Behavior Support Methods in the Classroom: Expectations and Rules
2 ObjectivesUnderstand why expectations and rules are important and neededUnderstand guidelines for developing expectationsUnderstand the differences between expectations and rulesIdentify strategies to determine your classroom rulesDevelop rules for your classroom
3 Training Expectations The 3 B’sBe RespectfulBe ResponsibleBe an Active Participant
4 Training Rules Expectations Rules 1. Be Respectful Listen to other’s ideasCollaborate with team membersListen quietly while the speaker is presenting2. Be ResponsibleComplete taskCome to consensus as a teamCome back from breaks and lunch on timeStart training on time3. Be an Active ParticipantShare ideas with othersFollow through with task and activitiesWork on activities as a teamEqual task distribution
5 Why do we need classroom rules? Keep control of the environmentProvide structure in the classroomProvide the students with an enriched learning environmentKeep inappropriate behaviors from occurringProvide students with consistent procedures and routines
6 How Are Expectations and Rules Similar? Both should be limited in numberBoth should be positively statedBoth should clarify criteria for successful performance
7 How Are Expectations and Rules Different? Expectations are broadly statedExpectations apply to all people in allsettingsExpectations describe the general waysthat people will behave
8 Differences Continued. . . . Rules describe specific behaviors- Observable- MeasurableRules may apply to a limited number ofsettingsRules clarify classroom expectations
9 Activity: Which Ones Are Expectations? Which Ones Are Rules? Be considerateBe punctualPlace food items in their proper containersRemain seated during instructionFollow directionsKeep all four legs of your chair on the floor
10 Rules for the Classroom Setting Definition:Specific skills and procedures that you want students to engage in and perform while in the classroom.
11 What Is Gained by Identifying Rules? Communication among teacher and studentsAssessment of student behaviorsCommunication with parentsCurriculum designLegal, ethical, and professional accountability
12 How do you develop rules for your classroom? IndividualizedConsistent with school-wide systemBased on assessment of your classroomIdentify what problems are occurring in the classroomIdentify what systems are working in the classroomBased on the student’s behaviorsBased on the student’s needsIdentify the skills that students are lacking
13 Guidelines: Identifying Rules For each expectation, select 1 to 2 rules (ideal)Positively statedPlanned processes for participant feedbackShared ownership in developmentRules should be unique to classroom needsNot to exceed a total of 6 rulesShow participants the segment of the video that illustrates staff members working through this process.
14 Take a look at Mr. Black’s class What does his data tell you? Total=28 studentsLast month = 51 discipline referralsReferrals summary:Disrespect = 19Fighting = 2Refusal to comply/follow directions = 30Average students tardy per day = 5Average students absent per day = 0.5Percentage of completed assignments = 98%
15 Mr. Black’s Classroom Top 3 Problem Behaviors: TardinessRefusal to follow directionsDisrespect
16 Activity: What rules would you develop for Mr Activity: What rules would you develop for Mr. Black’s class based on this data?MR. BLACK’S RULES(insert rules here)1.2.3.
17 Here are some suggestions… Come to class preparedCome to class on timeBring your homework to class everydayBring all learning materials to classFollow directions the first timeRaise your hand to speakListen to others and share ideasUse inside voices during class timeKeep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
18 Perfect School’s Matrix Example: Classroom Rules Mr. Jones’ ClassMrs. Lee’s ClassBe SafeSit with your chair on all 4 legsWalkBe ResponsibleBring your materials to class each dayBring your homework every dayBe RespectfulKeep your hands and feet to yourselfUse appropriate languageTalk when it is your turn to talkAsk if it is “OK” to borrow an itemThis matrix is incomplete (2 expectations and 3 settings are missing) due to space limitations on the slide. A completed matrix could be developed for the handout packet OR spaces for the other expectations and settings could be left blank for the culminating activity. (See notes under the activity slide.)
19 Activity: Develop Classroom Rules Identify your school-wide expectationsList your current classroom rulesDo these rules meet the guidelines?Based on your school-wide expectations and classroom assessment, develop rules for your classroom Consider rules for team consistency
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