CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE MANAGERS
OF STUDENT BEHAVIOR
Successful managers of student behavior do the following:
1. Before the beginning of the school year, carefully consider the guidelines needed to promote positive student behaviors;
2. Establish three to five overarching rules by which students can be guided to develop positive behaviors State them clearly.
Make them short and easy to memorize.
State them positively.
Get a commitment (show of hands, vote, contract, bulletin board display).
3. Teach each rule (share expectations) and its positive and negative consequences;
4. Discuss, teach, and reinforce the rules until students regularly demonstrate the expected behaviors;
5. Review the rules when necessary over the course of the school year or when individual students are disruptive;
6. Modify rules that aren't working;
7. Organize daily routines that enable school-related activities to proceed safely, smoothly, and effectively;
8. Include students in the performance of daily routines by giving them tasks and responsibilities;
9. Praise students for abiding by the rules and procedures;
10. Provide corrective feedback to students who do not follow the rules and procedures;
11. Document behavior problems and record actions taken to use for discussions with school administrators, parents, or other school staff;
12. Model the behavior expected from students:
Be the kind of person children like and trust; be firm, fair, friendly, courteous, enthusiastic, confident; keep your sense of humor!