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1.  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. 
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  • 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. 
  • 3.  The one problem with which almost all beginning teachers struggle is controlling _____________ student behavior.
    4.  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.
    5.  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?  
    6.  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.
    7.  Student behavior must be under __________ and directed toward _________ learning.
    8.  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.
    9.  It is the job of the teacher to move all students toward ____________.
    10.  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.
    11.  Be ___________. Teachers who expect and emphasize good things in class receive more of them, and vice-versa. Students need to know what the teacher expects of them. The teacher must then create lessons that direct the students to equal or exceed this level of expectation. Before, during, and after that happens, the teacher provides a positive outlook and expects success. An experienced teacher never misses an opportunity to ____________ a child for good behavior, quality work, or continued effort.
    12.  Describe the __________ that govern student interaction. When students work cooperatively or in groups, what are the rules? A clear _____________ of pre-existing rules and classroom reorganization can prevent pandemonium and increase productivity. 
    13.  Students have unique backgrounds and experiences, so every day the teacher needs to address a wide spectrum of __________ student ____________.
    14.  On some days the needs of one student may __________ with those of another student or with the _________ of the teacher.
    15.  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. 
    16.  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 ____________.
    17.  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.
    18.  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. 
    19.  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.  
    20.  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.
    21.  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.
    22.  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.
    23.  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.
    24.  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.
    25.  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.          
    26.  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.
    27.  _____________ 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 ____________.        
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