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1.  The benefits of beginning the year on the right disciplinary foot cannot be emphasized enough. However, the entire task of establishing an orderly classroom is not ___________ once the foundation has been laid. You must ______ upon that foundation for the remainder of the school year.
2.  Monitor students who are absent from the classroom for ________ length of time. New students or students returning from home, hospital, or extended vacations may have missed too much and lag behind the rest of the class. A wise teacher shares curriculum, helps with lesson planning, and provides resources for ___________ teachers and arranges support for new students or students returning to class after a prolonged absence.
3.  A wise teacher can maintain class control so subtlety that the majority of the students in class are ____________ she is even doing it
4.  Constantly ____________ throughout the room. When a teacher moves around, the students sense that the teacher uses the entire space and the “front” of the room can be any location. When giving a test, it is helpful to sit __________ the students so they do not know exactly where the teacher is located or where the teacher is looking. A student who is looking around while taking a test is either trying to find the teacher for help or they are looking to see if the teacher is ____________.
5.  Appropriate student deportment is critical to establishing and maintaining a __________ ___________.
6.  Students have unique backgrounds and experiences, so every day the teacher needs to address a wide spectrum of __________ student ____________.
7.  In many cases, subtle disciplinary responses are better suited to ____________ problems and preventing them from ______________ because they provide opportunities for the teacher to remind the students of existing class rules in a ______________ way, and they do so without affecting the flow of the lesson.
8.  Sometimes students do not want to do what is in their best interest. When that happens the teacher needs a tool box full of responses that vary from ____________ and passive to _______________ and aggressive in order to deal with any discipline problems that arise. Additionally, a narrative is included that helps identify reasons for student misbehavior and how to tweak your disciplinary plan for maximum effectiveness. A sample Student Behavioral __________ and an Office Referral Form are available for use or modification.
9.  Clarify what is implied by “independent work time.” Does it mean that students have to work __________? Do they have to sit by themselves? Are they allowed to _________? Until the pattern is established by the teacher, student confusion may escalate to and become student choice, which may strike against lesson intent. Make sure you ___________ the parameters of your activities, rather than forcing your students to improvise as the activities unfold. 
10.  Familiarize the students with the class rules and penalties the ___________ week of school. Students will usually give you a week or two to establish control of the classroom. During this “honeymoon period,” insist on proper student deportment, citizenship, and self-discipline. It’s the best time to set the _____ and work ethic of the class. Teacher actions even on the first day form an impression with the students that will _____ for the entire school year.
11.  Eliminate __________ barriers between you and your students. This typically happens when the teacher is behind his desk and students approach to hand in an assignment or a test. The visual barrier prevents the teacher from full view of the class. When this occurs, watchful students may take the opportunity to create havoc. Position students so that they are always standing by your ________, not directly in front of you.
12.  Employ all of the above strategies in a ______________ , ___________ manner, and in a _____________ most effective for the given situation. The ability to make complex judgments based on the seriousness of a behavioral offense, the atmosphere of the classroom, and the previous history of a student comes with experience and forethought.  
13.  _____________ the correct procedures for handling and storing equipment and materials before allowing the students to work with them. Subjects like art and chemistry have elaborate, expensive, and easily broken equipment. In certain subjects like industrial arts, the students may have to pass a practicum before using a particular piece of machinery. Included with these procedures are the appropriate times for wearing safety glasses, aprons, and other items of protective clothing as well as the location of the safety shower, eyewash, and fire extinguisher. A lack of rules or enforcement of rules can lead to a student and/or teacher injury and resultant lawsuits. An ounce of ____________ is better than a pound of your ____________.        
14.  Student behavior must be under __________ and directed toward _________ learning.
15.  As the leader of the classroom, you have to define what behaviors are _______________. Whereas some rules and procedures are _____________, some classroom characteristics are not. All teachers are different, as is the learning atmosphere in each of their classrooms.
  • Handle discipline problems _____________. If you wait too long to take action, that action will have little effect. Besides, the longer you _________ to act, the worse the situation usually gets. 
  • 17.  Teacher Tip: Different types of instruction and modality should come with a set of rules and expectations. The moments spent in ____________ between lessons are the ideal time to remind students of these rules and expectations. 
    18.  Teacher Tip: Be proactive. Check with your guidance department before school begins to identify students who may need special ___________ and then proceed to differentiate __________ accordingly. 
    19.  An organized and well-managed classroom is like a living ____________, requiring constant attention and maintenance to ensure its continued good __________. 
    20.  Enforce class rules in a clear, fair and consistent manner. All of the rules apply to ______ of the students. Do not enforce your policies for _______ students but not for others. Furthermore, ensure that equal punishments are meted out for equal behavioral infractions. Once students suspect that you __________ one student over another, even if those suspicious are groundless, your leadership in the classroom has been compromised. Students expect you to be fair, and in their situation, you would expect the same.
    21.  As a new teacher, it is helpful to visualize student problems in advance and prepare options for their remediation. Talking with _______ teachers,________ teachers, and _____________ is a good place to start. This workshop will help you formulate your classroom management strategies to minimize student discipline problems.
    22.  Be the first one in class or remain in the doorway to ___________ each student as they arrive to class. A _______ ________ is always present in a cage before the animals are introduced. It shows that the trainer is in control of the space. Similarly, to tame your own savage beasts, you should be the first in and last out of your room in order to stake your claim that it is your territory and that peaceful coexistence with you in that territory requires abiding by your rules. Use in conjunction with an IEA.
    23.  Teacher Tip: Check with your school before deciding your method. Most schools have a ___________ for accepting late work. 
  • Define a clear policy for _____________ assignments. Late assignments, whether from class work or homework, require exquisite record-keeping by the teacher. Late assignments will happen. Students get sick or leave on vacation and miss school; students daydream in class and forget to turn in their assignment; students don’t start on the assignment until after it is past due. Most teachers develop a _____________ for easy access and entry into their record keeping system. Some teachers code late assignments to note the reason, whether excused or unexcused. Other teachers allow a grace period for turning in late work while other teachers do not accept late assignments. Given evidence that demonstrates a legitimate reason for late work, most teachers will accept such an assignment without imposing a ____________.  
  • 25.  A number of _________ discipline strategies are presented that are particularly useful for smaller, misdemeanor types of offenses. Why use a _____________to drive a nail when a normal ____________ will do the job more quickly and efficiently? .
    26.  Determine whether or not the student has been correctly __________ to your class. Guidance counselors have been known to make mistakes, usually from a lack of good information or from a simple clerical error, like placing a student into advanced class 4D instead of introductory class 4B. These students are easy to identify and often ask the teacher why they are in that class. The teacher simply needs to connect with the appropriate guidance __________ to remedy the situation. Not correcting the error may doom a student to sit in a class for which the _________ have not been met. This is especially difficult for student enrolled in sequential courses that require and build upon prior learning such as foreign language and mathematics instruction.  
    27.  The Big Picture I noticed once that a particular teacher always stood in the doorway and shook hands with each student that entered his class. He told me that by greeting each student and ___________ them in the eye, he had a head start on preventing problems and getting them into a learning mode. I checked later to discover that he has virtually ________ discipline problems that are referred to the administration.
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