Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Behavior & Teamwork

As teachers, we have received extensive training to understand student behavior. But, even with years of teaching experience and a bag full of tricks, student behavior can make or break a classroom environment.

So, what's the solution to this age-old problem? Don't try to tackle behavior on your own. Understanding behavior takes teamwork. Involve students' families in the process.  

Click on the pictures above for a handout that can be used to educate families. This handout addresses the following topics: Is Behavior a Sign? What are Typical Behaviors? What are Some Behavioral Signs? How to Steer Towards Positive Behavior. Plus, there is a "parent toolkit" with tips and resources.

Here are some additional resources to help communicate with students' families.

Looking for a weekly behavior report template…click here

Need a behavior report with more than one week on a page…click here 

Need a more detailed means to communicate behavior issues with parents…click here


Dee said...

Thank you! I downloaded the behavior handout for families. It's very helpful.
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Heather's Heart said...

This is great! Thank you! If you haven't heard of Conscious Discipline you need to head over to my blog and read about it. It is the most powerful thing I have ever learned and has transformed my classroom and me. You can also google Becky Bailey and learn more about it!

Heather's Heart

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am currently teaching First Grade for the very first time in my five years of teaching. Or rather, tomorrow's gonna be my first day of the new academic year. Initially, I was extremely apprehensive of teaching first grade (apprehensive is too mild a word, actually). I'd imagined I would have to deal with overprotective parents and crying/screaming children and I'd be at a loss at how to do 'proper teaching'. But after reading through your blog and other First Grade teachers' blogs, I am reminded of what being a teacher is all about. It isn't about teaching concepts or skills or knowledge. It is first and foremost (as you aptly put it) about the children learning and growing. While I am still anxious about my competence as a First Grade teacher, I am inspired by you and many other First Grade teachers who put in their heart and soul into being the best teachers they could ever be! Thank you!

Simone @ Busy as a Honey Bee said...

Thanks for the behavior resources on behavior! Its been great following your blog! Stop by for a visit sometime!

Simone @ busyasahoneybee.blogspot.com

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