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1.  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.
2.  Students have unique backgrounds and experiences, so every day the teacher needs to address a wide spectrum of __________ student ____________.
3.  The one problem with which almost all beginning teachers struggle is controlling _____________ student behavior.
4.  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.
5.  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. 
6.  Student misbehavior makes life ____________ for a typical teacher.
7.  An organized and well-managed classroom is like a living ____________, requiring constant attention and maintenance to ensure its continued good __________. 
8.  For students who need more ___________, models for a progressive discipline plan are presented in such a manner that they can be easily modified for use in any new teacher’s classroom. Additionally, a sample Student Daily Disciplinary Form and a Student Cumulative Disciplinary Form are provided that can be used to _________ continuing discipline problems when additional record keeping is required.
9.  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.  
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  • 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 ____________.  
  • 11.  Appropriate student deportment is critical to establishing and maintaining a __________ ___________.
    12.  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.
    13.  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. 
    14. 
  • 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. 
  • 15.  Define what acceptable class ______________ looks like. Does the teacher expect the students to ________ passively as they absorb learning from the teacher or is it okay for students to roam freely about the room? Likewise, when are students encouraged to s____________ in a whole class discussion?  
    16.  Use Form A to communicate with a substitute or other specialized teacher. Note that this form may be amended to suit the particular needs of the user. It can be used as a monthly, weekly, or daily lesson plan. When completed, this document should communicate exactly __________ the substitute teacher should accomplish and ____________ it should be accomplished, without any misinterpretation. It can also be used as an __________ lesson plan to be filed with the school administrator for those unfortunate days where unusual circumstances require the teacher to be out of school. 
    17.  Many new teachers make the mistake of ___________ too long to identify and enforce their rules. The best first step to establishing classroom discipline is to take steps on the ________ day.
    18.  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.
    19.  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? .
    20.  Learn the students’ _________ as quickly as possible. The sooner, the better, so the first day is the best. Experienced teachers often have an opening ___________ involving the use of their students’ names to help them to remember them more quickly. One such activity asks the student to name something they like that begins with the same letter as their name. An appropriate response would be, “My name is Megan and I like monkeys.” The teacher then calls on a second student and has her repeat the preceding student’s name and choice. The third student called must then repeat the information for the ___________ two students. This procedure repeats until all of the students have been identified, each student responsible for one more name than the last. The teacher ends the activity by naming all of the students before the instructional period is over. Calling a student by name is a powerful tool.
    21.  Ensure that your students are able to keep up with the ____________. A student that is hopelessly ___________, for whatever reason, is a potential classroom disruption waiting to explode. In this case, the teacher needs an intervention/remediation plan to bring the student up to an acceptable level of performance. This plan may include differential instruction, peer or professional tutoring, or make-up sessions conducted during lunch or after school. 
    22.  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.
    23.  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.
    24.  Teacher Tip: Check with your school before deciding your method. Most schools have a ___________ for accepting late work. 
    25.  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.
    26.  _____________ 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 ____________.        
    27.  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.
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