Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.” --Maya Angelou
When behaviors arise in the classroom, we often feel that the student needs to have some type of consequences for their behavior. In this particular article, it gives a step by step guide on how to teach behavioral expectations from the lens of academic instructional practices. My favorite quote from this article is,
“Students who make academic mistakes are given time to review, relearn, and reassess until they master the content. But with students who fail to meet behavior expectations, more often than not we respond by assuming willful disobedience, removing students from the classroom, and assigning disciplinary consequences.” (“Behavior Expectations and How to Teach Them.” Edutopia, www.edutopia.org/blog/behavior-expectations-how-to-teach-them-aaron-hogan.)
Check out the cool video on how this high school got their students to clean up after themselves by teaching them how long it would take for cafeteria staff to clean the tables before the next lunch rotation. Check it out here and hit the comment button below to tell me what your favorite classroom teaching method is for behaviors that arise in your classes!!
Darrell Burns, Assistant Director of Behavioral Intervention