After returning from Holiday Break your students will benefit from reviewing your classroom management expectations. Here are a few ideas and reminders to help your classroom start 2019 on the right foot!
- Review classroom rules and practice procedures. Students will need to be re-taught what is expected.
- Circulate among the kids. It allows you to give immediate reinforcement or corrective feedback.
- Deliver high rates of reinforcement.
-Talk about the good behavior and say individual students’ names when praising.
-Make sure to provide examples and non-examples of desired behaviors (but don’t use students’ names when giving non-examples).
-Remember 6:1 ratio of positive reinforcement to correction!
- Give an attention cue before giving instructions.
- Use road mapping before starting a lesson or activity. It creates predictability and it is an antecedent to compliance.
-Try using language such as “first we’ll do this… then we’ll do this.”
- Have materials ready to go before calling students to groups. Down-time can lead to behavior disruptions!
- Get creative about reinforcers. Watch and listen… students will show you what they want to earn.
-Remember the basics of reinforcement are (IFEED-AV): Immediate, Frequent, Enthusiastic, Eye contact, Describe the Behavior, Build Anticipation, and Variety
Information from Melisa Genaux, Autism Specialist, Jordan School District