Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas
Here’s another article that is well worth reading to help jump start your First Days of School Procedure Orientation. It’s written by Leah Davies, http://www.KellyBear.com. While this post is focused on elementary school teachers, it can be massaged into home schooling and preschool as well.
I especially like her suggestion to set up procedures to follow when she leaves the room or when there are visitors to the room.
I know that #PBS Strategies classroom strategies are used throughout our country. Ms. Davies gives some more suggestions to handle those “disruptions” within the confines of your room. #Time to Teach Inc. also has some wonderful behavior management strategies but you’ll need some in house training to really understand why these strategies work when PBS doesn’t in some situations.
Since my last school didn’t have recess any longer, I would have the “disruptor” spend lunch time with me in my classroom and try to understand the background behind their unacceptable behavior and come to some kind of plan to help him/her learn some acceptable coping techniques. Obviously, that didn’t always work and I did have to call in the Assistant Principal on a very few occasions! I’m not a Super Hero at all!
Yes, Ms. Davies, does address procedures of discipline in this same post.