Key Concepts of a Well-Managed Classroom

    1. A sound theoretical foundation and understanding of classroom management and the needs for students.
    2. Strong, positive teacher-student and peer relationships.
    3. Instructional methods that motivate students
    4. Organizational and group management techniques that maximize student “on-task” behaviors.
    5. Problem-solving and behavior management techniques that empower students to assume responsibility for managing their own behavior.


    The Social Skills Taught In a Well Managed Classroom

    1. Following Instructions
    2. Accepting Criticism or Consequences
    3. Accepting “No” for an Answer
    4. Greeting Others
    5. Getting the Teacher’s Attention
    6. Disagreeing Appropriately
    7. Making an Apology
    8. Accepting Compliments
    1. Having a Conversation
    2. Asking for Help
    3. Asking Permission
    4. Staying on Task
    5. Sharing with Others
    6. Working with Others
    7. Listening to Others
    8. Using an Appropriate Voice Tone
    9. Minding Your Own Business


    Traditional vs. Boys Town Well-Managed Classroom

    Traditional Behavior Management

    1. Views the student as the problem
    2. Attempts to fix the student’s flaws
    3. Attempts to simply extinguish the inappropriate behavior
    4. Condones aversive approaches
    5. Takes a quick-fix approach
    6. Requires a specialist and a different setting
    7. Is caused by rigid systems


    Boys Town Well Managed Classroom Educational Model

    1. Focuses on the environments, examples, and skill deficits rather than the student as the problem.
    2. Attempts to develop skills for the student that will help him or her be successful in many environments.
    3. Teaches replacement behaviors and helps to create positive experiences.
    4. Encourages positive approaches.
    5. Is an ongoing process.
    6. Has flexibility that enhances implementation.


    A Well Managed Classroom Has Planned Teaching:

    1. Introduce the Skill  ex. “Where do you stand when you are getting ready to walk in line?”
    2.  Describe Appropriate Behavior ex. “When you walk in line, you should walk in a straight line, keep your hands and feet to yourself, keep up with the group, and be quiet.”
    3. Give a Reason ex. “When we walk in line this way, we are less likely to disturb other classes.”
    4. Practice ex. “Now we will practice walking in line to art class.”



    A Well Managed Classroom Has Corrective Strategies:

    1. “Cool-down” Time ex. “Take a few minutes in the back of the class to gather your thoughts.”
    2. Coupling Statements ex. “Instead of yelling, try lowering your voice.”
    3. Reality Statement/Reasons ex. “When you yell, other students cannot concentrate on their work.”
    4. Empathy ex. “I see you are frustrated with the assignment.”
    5. Specific Praise ex. “I see how much effort you have put into planning the project.”
    A Well Managed Classroom Has Corrective Teaching:

    1.  Use Praise or Empathy ex. “I know you would really like to work with your friends.”
    2. Describe the Inappropriate Behavior ex. “When I told you, ‘No, this assignment needs to be completed alone; you started telling me that I was unfair and walked away.”
    3. Describe the Appropriate Behavior ex. “Instead, you should accept ‘No” by saying “Okay” and talk to me about it later if you disagree,”
    4. Give a Reason ex. “When you accept a ‘No’ answer that way, people might be more willing to listen to your concerns.”
    5. Practice ex. We can talk about how to accept ‘No’ after class.”
    6. Negative Consequences


    Brentwood Middle School Benefits of a Well-Managed Classroom

    1. Fewer office referrals
    2. Consistent framework by teaching behavior expectations
    3. Positive learning environment and decrease in problematic behaviors
    4. Increase in opportunities to make positive reports to parents


    Classroom Benefits of a Well-Managed Classroom School Wide

    1. Less time spent correcting behaviors, more time spent on academics
    2. Successful resolution of problem by student while in the classroom
    3. Better relationship among students, teachers, parents, administrators
    4. Consistent system with clear expectations