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1.  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.
2.  Use the overhead or LCD __________ instead of the chalkboard. The overhead allows teachers to face the class and maintain eye contact with students. It also allows the teacher to use pre-made transparencies, _____________ the need to write in front of the class. If class control is a problem, avoid writing on the chalkboard because it requires you to turn your back on the class.
3.  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.
  • 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 ____________.  
  • 5.  Be ____________. Have a structured, student-centered lesson that requires students to remain attentive and active. Idle __________ are the devil’s workshop; idle __________ magnify the problem.
    6.  Some students arrive ready to learn, some arrive ready to __________ learning, and some do little more than just ____________.
    7.  Position yourself so you can always _________ the entire class. Often teachers circulate around the room (which is a good thing), but end up turning their _________ on parts of the class for a prolonged period of time while they help a student (which is a bad thing). Continuously move about the room in a manner that allows the teacher to see as many students as possible. Avoid prolonged standing in a position that places students at your back.
    8.  An organized and well-managed classroom is like a living ____________, requiring constant attention and maintenance to ensure its continued good __________. 
    9.  The _____________ of ____________ between a teacher and his students is commensurate with his potential success in the classroom. After all, one cannot enforce rules that aren’t first understood by all parties involved. 
    10.  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.
    11.  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? .
    12.  A wise teacher can maintain class control so subtlety that the majority of the students in class are ____________ she is even doing it
    13.  Teacher Tip: A teacher _____________ to provide appropriate lesson plans for substitute teachers creates a position for the substitute that cannot be ____________ by the administration. It also makes it difficult to recruit substitute teachers.
    14.  Adjust the location of student __________ to promote or limit student-student interaction. Placing students in _________ limits interaction; placing desks together in small groups enhances student-student interaction. Students working in cooperative groups are not as noisy if their desks are pushed together. The teacher can always direct the class to rearrange the seating before and after the activity. All seating arrangements must allow the teacher easy access and close proximity to all students.
    15.  Begin class with an Introductory __________ Activity (IEA). This is also known as a pre-operational set or “warm-up.” The IEA allows the class to begin as the students enter the room, not when the teacher decides to begin class. Most IEAs are displayed in the same prominent location every day so the students can see them as they enter the room. An effective IEA may ask the students to respond to a question from a _________lesson or begin previewing today’s lesson. It is designed to focus the attention of the students while preparing them to learn so that the teacher may complete clerical duties such as taking ___________. Most discipline problems occur at the beginning and the end of class, and IEAs help to get the class period started on the right foot.
    16.  Implement appropriate accommodations when necessary. A student physically unable to actively learn is at a severe disadvantage in subjects such as physical education and fine arts. Instructional accommodations are needed to keep these students ____________ in the instruction. Other physical limitations, such as deafness and blindness, prevent affected students from complete and total access to the curriculum and may create a sense of frustration and hopelessness in the student. Fortunately, students with physical limitations are identified by the school and the information is shared with the teacher so that proper _______________ can be provided.
    17.  Have the students complete an ____________ card on the first day. Make sure it contains the home and work phone numbers and names of their parents or legal guardians, as well as the best time to reach them. Make sure the students include their parent’s first and last names (in case the parent’s and student’s last name are different). Keep it on file for the entire year. If you have a phone in your classroom, ____________ a parent’s work phone number during in class is a mild deterrent for student misbehavior.
    18.  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. 
    19.  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.
    20.  It is the job of the teacher to move all students toward ____________.
    21.  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.
    22.  Seize opportune moments to instruct students how to “__________ __________.” Whether it involves a classroom situation or an outside recess activity, specific instruction concerning how to pick teams, how to line up, how to pass in single file, and how to handle disagreements, when reinforced at the teachable moment, are effective in preventing future problems.          
    23.  The one problem with which almost all beginning teachers struggle is controlling _____________ student behavior.
    24.  Behavioral modification techniques must be used effectively and ___________ throughout the school year in order to keep students focused. However, there are a few things you can do very ___________in the school year to minimize later student behavior problems.
    25.  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.
    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.  Once you have completed this workshop, you will be able to develop a ___________ ____________ ____________(PDM) and will understand strategies to manage student behavior in a wide variety of scenarios.
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