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1 Foundation of Classroom Management Building Positive Relationships

2  For some students, displaying concern outside of school is a significant factor influencing motivation and achievement (Jones & Jones, 2007)  Positive Relationships with teachers appear to be a factor that prevents high-risk students from being retained or referred for special education. (Pianta, Steinberg, & Rollins, 1995)  Positive relationships are the foundation of effective classroom management. (Marzan, Marzano, & Pickering, 2003) Why Are Relationships Important?

3 Let’s Brainstorm!

4  Cultural/religious differences  Underlying biases  Achievement differences  Time  Family disconnected to school community  Communication/language differences Barriers

5 Building Positive Relationships Provides non-contingent positive attention Ongoing throughout the school year Promotes positive adult/student relationships Improves overall system functioning Increases opportunity for instruction


7 IntentionalUnintentional Unintentional Teacher Behaviors DisinvitingInviting Intentional Inviting School Success, Purkey & Novak, 1984

8 Behaviors or comments intended to be degrading or derogatory Intentionally Disinviting

9 Behaviors or comments that may cause unintentional strains on a student/teacher relationship Unintentionally Disinviting

10 Behaviors and comments that are inherently positive. Unintentionally Inviting

11 Behaviors and comments targeted to let students know that they are valued Intentionally Inviting

12 IntentionalUnintentional Intentional Teacher Behaviors DisinvitingInviting Unintentional Inviting School Success, Purkey & Novak, 1984

13 Relationship Building Strategies Greet students by name daily as they arrive. – sets positive tone – has been proven to increase student time-on-task 2x10 Method – 2 uninterrupted minutes each day, 10 consecutive days – Talk about your interests, ask questions, share stores. – Do not talk about school, academics, behavior 4H Method – Greet challenging students with one of the four Hs— handshake, high-five, “hello,” or “how are you?

14 Relationship Building Strategies 3:1 Ratio ‒Giving three responses to positive behavior for every one response to negative behavior will maintain current behavior ‒Use a 7:1 ratio to improve behavior ‒Post a 3:1 reminder in your classroom 1 Week Positive Campaign ‒Find a positive quality related to behavior goal ‒Spend one week praising the student(s) when the quality is displayed ‒Be specific

15 Seven groups Each group reviews one section and decides which strategies resonate (~5 minutes) Groups share 2-3 strategies (2-3 minutes) Creating a Positive Environment Activity

16 Creating a Supportive Classroom 1.Create a positive relationship with students 2.Create a “family feel” in your classroom 3.Establish a positive relationship with students’ families 4.Teach and review behavior expectations 5.Use student peer support 6.Class-wide and individual student incentives 7.Help students remove themselves physically or mentally from negative situations

17 Child Study System Facilitators Facilitator Natasha Canlas Krystal Colhoff Monica Flores Enrique Garcia Dawn Kulpa Rhonda Kunkel Laurel Nelle Patricia Rocha Jane Ross John Thoms Vertical Team Lanier/ACES/ALC Reagan LBJ/LASA Bowie (Ann Richards)/Eastside Crockett Anderson McCallum Akins Travis Reagan Austin/Eastside

18 Other Behavioral Resources Principal/Assistant Principal Counselor Child Study Facilitator Social Emotional Learning Specialists Behavior Intervention Plan (eCST) Child Study Team Behavior Specialist (requires CST referral and CSSF observation)

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