I will attempt to minimize misbehavior in
my classroom by:
I. I will work to make
lessons engaging for the students in order to promote
student involvement in learning and to minimize the opportunity for misbehavior (if students are interested and actively engaged in what they are learning, then there
will be little to no time for messing around).
I will arrange the classroom in such a way that the students will able to see
one another clearly and such that I am able to see all students clearly
(preferably a semicircle). Though this may promote more off-topic discussions,
it will make identifying and addressing misbehavior much easier.
I will minimize the amount of distracting material in the classroom while
trying to maintain a balance with making the classroom a comfortable place
to be (not barren and clinical).
I will be in contact with the students parents by sending home our agreed
upon classroom rules to be signed by the parents and returned, by making
positive phone calls to parents regarding students successes in class, and by periodically sending home reports that outline
the students progress in class.
Supportive Discipline Measures
I will help students to discipline themselves
by means of allowing them to devise and agree upon their own classroom rules and consequences, and particularly by means of
the first two steps in Negative Consequences above. I will use eye contact, physical
proximity, and verbal reminders to allow students the chance to modify their own behavior without invoking consequences.