Wait until you have their full attention see Chapter 7 Response. Keep rewards simple, small and frequent to maintain attention and motivation. Inform the children that the more paper chain links they are rewarded the greater the chance they have to win. This is a great reward to give to a child, for example when they have completed a piece of work. If the child displays inappropriate behaviour: · They do not receive any more marbles. A strike is recorded in the large box, they are removed from the classroom and their behaviour is recorded in the class Behaviour Book.
Without the right attitude, resources and techniques, behaviour problems can disrupt classes, consume the teacher's time and subsequently affect the education and well-being of all the children. Ignore minor misdemeanours Depending on the severity and the situation, sometimes ignoring a behaviour is a more effective consequence. Thus, this produces homogeneity of attitudes, opinions and behaviours. Saying encouraging words to a child when they are performing well reinforces good behaviour. Encourage children to suggest rewards they would like as selecting appropriate reinforcers is not a simple task.
Remember, this is a learning process. Reward the children with token rewards throughout the day. Tips 111 ü Paper Tokens These are another alternative for token rewards to help keep the children focused and interested. When issuing consequences to a child because of inappropriate behaviour, they must not be implemented in isolation. Reinforce the message that everyone makes mistakes, and that there are consequences for lying. Use token rewards to reinforce desirable behaviours during Circle Time: · If the children find it difficult to listen when another child is talking reward them with, for example, plastic money when they listen.
Frequent rewards Given frequently throughout the day to maintain attention, motivation and desire. Take time out to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, including exercise, healthy eating and sleep. Ask each child to enter, one at a time, informing them to sit at their desk and complete the set task, e. When a child receives a Caught You Being Good ticket they write their name on it and place the ticket in the designated box. These are suitable for classes of all sizes and levels of behaviour.
This is vital for the other strategies to be successful. Time Out is not a punishment but a time for the child to calm down. This would then make the meetings threatening. By opening this book you have taken your first step towards reducing and preventing difficult-to-manage behaviours in the classroom. Most of us function better when we maintain a regular routine and children are no different.
The Red Card is used after the child has received two Yellow Cards in one day; a strike is recorded in the box on the Strike Chart and their behaviour is reported in the class Behaviour Book. To look after the class pet. Rather, encourage them to think for themselves how it was achieved; to problem-solve the trick. What could have led to the incident? Remove anything that could cause distraction. · Two children at a time are allowed into the shop, then return to their tables and enjoy their rewards. Long-term, development of such skills in primary school could well have a positive impact on class behaviour in secondary school.
Set up the breakfast club every morning and encourage the children to help. To avoid disruption at the end of every lesson the children, in turn, attach their links to the paper chain the teacher may need to assist. Encourage the children to compliment other children and members of staff throughout the day. Reward with marbles for every positive behaviour you witness, however incidental it may be, reward it! The teacher must therefore prioritise the focus, decide on what to achieve and then evaluate it. This book is brimming with quick, easy and effective techniques to help keep children focused on their work and engaged in appropriate behaviour within the classroom. The child is given a minute for every year of their age, i.
This reward scheme is very popular with classes of all sizes and levels of behaviour. Explain each Free Time activity to the children, e. Aims · Help maintain and improve focus and behaviour in lessons. Tips 105 ü Sample Star Tokens Photocopy on coloured paper or allow the children to colour in and then laminate. They aim to prevent the occurrence of behaviour difficulties, or if problems do occur, they show how to quickly re-establish appropriate behaviour. Suitable for Suitable for classes of all sizes and levels of behaviour.
· At the end of the day whoever has over x amount of marbles wins the main reward, e. This valuable text sets the scene for managing behaviour in the primary classroom in the context of the Children Act 2004 agenda, making it highly relevant to trainee primary teachers, learning school mentors, classroom assistants, behaviour specialists and senior management teams. Time Out The Time Out system is an effective and widely used approach when dealing with children displaying challenging behaviours. When does it not happen? Skills training Some inappropriate behaviours occur as a result of a lack of skills. Stop the class and reward that child for whispering with a token reward. Computer time Examples: · Art and design programs.
Incident Escalation Recovery Trigger Baseline Post-incident Baseline Figure 6. For larger groups of children use the four stamps per session. · If the child has not received enough stickers, they forego the end of day main reward. Morgan 2009 Special Day Passport Cover ü ü Copyright © Nicola S. · Of individual children for their Special Day, p. Morgan 2009 87 ü Stamp Trail 2 Template 88 Copyright © Nicola S.