• Developing Clear Expectations

    Chilren rise to our expectations.  The single most important component of effective behavior management  is having clear expecations.  Children have to know what we expect from them.  Teachers who spend the time teaching expectation through modeling, role-playing, practicing and reinforcment are investing in their students abilities.  We often hear, "He/she should know the rules by now." But, each classroom has a different set of expectations. Consider the pencil sharpener; some teachers allow students to go freely, others have a designatied time or person to sharpen. Each acitvity and transition has a set of rules  Teaching these rules is considered one of the most effective evidence based strategies for student with behavior problems

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