Behavioral Intervention Strategies
- When a student is off task or exhibiting a problematic behavior, I will redirect the student by asking them a question, giving them an activity, or allowing them to work on a side project. Anything I can do to help the student be re-directed positively falls under this strategy.
2. Classroom Contract
- Students will create a classroom contract at the beginning of the school year. The class will come up with rules and consequences together, for the classroom. The contract will state that if students break their contract, they lose their “Fun Friday” activity for that week. Not only will this hold students accountable to their own chosen rules, it also facilitates a positive classroom community.
3. Calm Down Corner
- Students will be asked if they want to move to the calm down corner during stressful, emotional, or mental situations. The calm down corner will be filled with quiet, calm, and soothing manipulatives to help the students relax and calm down their body and/or mind.
4. Standing in Close Proximity
- If a student displays a disruptive behavior, I will position myself to teach and be nearby the student during most times throughout the day. I will keep an eye on this student and try to prevent or intervene when behavioral problems arise.
5. Private Reprimands
- I will have a private one-on-one conversation with a student when a behavior becomes a problem. I will make sure the student does not feel singled out or belittled by pulling the student away from the class when it is not noticeable and having the conversation one-on-one. This will also build a bond between the teacher and the student
6. Providing Verbal Prompts
- I will provide verbal prompts as well as nonverbal cues to the students to help avoid and intervene with behavioral problems that may arise throughout the school day.
1. Parent Contact
- Parents will be contacted for positive and negative behaviors. Parent contact and office referral is my last resort strategy.
2. Pull a color
- At the beginning of the school year, students will decorate their own individual pouch. This pouch will be filled with four cards: green, yellow, red, and blue. If a student misbehaves or does not follow the rules, they will be asked to turn a card (first green, then yellow, red, and blue. Each day a folder will be sent home with the student’s final card color at the end of the day. If the student happens to pull two cards and end up on blue or red cards, I will make parent contact.
3. Incident Report
- If at any point a student’s behavior becomes repetitive, or disruptive to the other student’s learning environment and/or physical, mental, or emotional health. I will write down the incident, document details, and make a report. If a student gets five reports, I will then make parent contact. Each incident report can be copied and sent home to parents to make them aware of the situation.