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permissive teaching style
wants kids to love them
constantly remind students of rules but
they do not listen because no consequences
not helpful because students need rules
lots of rewards
lots of punishment
many teachers start with this because
afraid to lose control
“Because I said so”
tell rules and reasons behind them
teacher sets most of the rules
do this because...
set rules and follow through
when is most important time to set rules
first few weeks.
children will learn expectations and consequences
Kounins 6 concepts of withitness
1. show your students you are “with
make students aware that you are aware
of everything happening in the classroom.
With it teachers have eyes in the back
of their heads
always scanning the room
making eye contact with all students so
they know they are being monitored.
Prevent minor disruptions from becoming
if two problems at once will deal with
most effective first
2. Learn to cope with overlapping situations
Teachers should be able to handle two things at once without losing control of the whole class
dealing with only one problem causes frequent interruptions
withitness and being able to deal with overlapping situations are parallel skills
3. Strive to maintain smoothness and momentum in class activities.
Keep interruptions and distractions to a minimum will cut down on problem behavior.
ineffective if constantly interrupting classroom activities
ineffective when moving from one activity to another abruptly
comment on something unrelated to classroom function
waste time dwelling on trivial incidents- ie kid lost pencil
4. keep whole class involved, even when dealing with individual students.
call on students when they don't expect it
ask students a question, call on random students for the answers.
5. introduce variety and be enthusiastic, especially with younger students.
Don't follow routine.
Stimulate interest and move on to new activity when interest has wavered.
6. Be aware of ripple effect
students learn through observation
benefit from ripple effect when deal appropriately with misbehavior in the class
when punish a student for something the rest of the students become inhibited.
Criticize behavior not person.
Say stop that, not you are being bad.
Explain what they should do not what they should not do.
Explain why should do it.
Basic characteristics of well-managed classrooms
students know what they are expected to do
kept busy in teacher-led activities
little wasted time or disruptions
no nonsense, work-oriented tone but relaxed and pleasant atmosphere.
Effective teachers do the following
list classroom rules and consequences
engage students in group activities maintain control
give clear directions
hold students accountable
give frequent feedback
How to manage classrooms-prevent problems
organize spaces for learning
deliver effective instruction
techniques for dealing with behavior
1. influence techniques
2. I-messages- explains how behavior is negatively influencing you.
3. Problem ownership and active listening
stimulate self-control-”the look”, clear throat, etc
proximity and touch control
-place hand on shoulder, stand next to student
helping over hurdles
-misbehaviors begin because students do not understand what to do
-student aware of connection between of behavior and consequence. “sam was running and he got hurt”
Criticism and encouragement
negatively influences self-esteem I don't like the way you...behavior.
Follow up with something positive. Or assign task easy to accomplish then praise.
explains how behavior isnegatively influencing you.
don't say “you did... or you were bad"
say ”I understand or I feel...
Problem ownership and active listening
Determine problem behavior and who it's affecting.
in order to solve problem, must know who owns it
-if teacher is upset-owns problem
-if student upset-owns problem
if student angry- actively listen to what they have to say “i'm sorry you feel that way
”teacher owned-use I message
level of violence in schools
10% of all public schools reported one or more incidents of serious violent crime.
Most common types of school violence
why so aggressive
lack problem solving skills
school environment- classes to large