29 Effective Instructions are brief. Students can process only so much information. Students tend to comply best with brief commands because they are easy to understand and hard to misinterpret.are delivered one task or objective at a time. When a command contains multi-step directions, students can mishear, misinterpret, or forget key steps. A student who appears to be noncompliant may simply be confused about which step in a multi-step directive to do first!are given in a matter-of-fact, businesslike tone. Students may feel coerced when given a command in an authoritarian, sarcastic, or angry tone of voice. For that reason alone, they may resist the teacher's directive. Teachers will often see greater student compliance simply by giving commands in a neutral or positive manner.
58 Redesign Learning & Teaching Environment School RulesNO FoodNO WeaponsNO BackpacksNO Drugs/SmokingNO BullyingWhen you do the presentation slides, the “school rules” move and show more appropriate school rules/expectations58
63 Use Information for Decision-making Collect data on office referrals that require administrative involvementProvides useful information for refining school-wide discipline systemProvides objective evaluation of successProvides positive feedback to students, staff, administration, and families
77 MATRIX Expectations SETTING All Settings Hallways Playgrounds CafeteriaLibrary/Computer LabAssemblyBusRespect OurselvesBe on task.Give your best effort.Be prepared.Walk.Have a plan.Eat all your food.Select healthy foods.Study, read, compute.Sit in one spot.Watch for your stop.Respect OthersBe kind.Hands/feet to self.Help/share with others.Use normal voice volume.Walk to right.Play safe.Include others.Share equipment.Practice good table mannersWhisper.Return books.Listen/watch.Use appropriate applause.Use a quiet voice.Stay in your seat.Respect PropertyRecycle.Clean up after self.Pick up litter.Maintain physical space.Use equipment properly.Put litter in garbage can.Replace trays & utensils.Clean up eating area.Push in chairs.Treat books carefully.Pick up.Treat chairs appropriately.Wipe your feet.Sit appropriately.TEACHINGMATRIXExpectations77