Today’s Topic - Interventions Class 1. EDUC 4454 – Class 4. In order to Be Proactive ……. Plan ahead (behaviour plan, classroom environment….) Know your preferred power base Behaviour Plan: Non-verbal Verbal Consequences * establish a bottom-line – when you involve the office.
EDUC 4454 – Class 4
* establish a bottom-line – when you involve the office
In August Have an Entry Plan
An Entry Plan is an Action Plan. In August think ahead of all the ‘little’ things you need to know and do and set about meeting these needs. It is called an Entry Plan because it aids you in entering the school, classroom, your teaching assignment, and the community.
Give cues for expected behaviours
Changing the pace of classroom activities
Redirect off-task behaviours
Encouraging the appropriate behaviours of other students
Boost a student’s interest when he or she shows signs of off-task behaviours
What we have to Remember:
A problem occurs!
How do you handle it?
When the teacher handles a problem the ‘tool’ they use is called an Intervention.
Identifying your Interventions is Step 3
(and the part a principal may want to see)
I usually don’t happen at all, though when I do I almost always come last
I come after the verbal in most cases. I am handling the problem in the classroom.
Office (last resort)
If the steps could talk, they would say…
I almost always come second. I can happen twice but never three times.
I almost always come first
The Law of Least Intervention
When misbehaviour is potentially harmful, or disruptive to a large number of students, it needs to be stopped quickly and Verbal interventions are the quickest way to do so.
Nonverbal is not always possible
Overusing a Verbal intervention, decreases the effect of the intervention.
Adjacent (Peer) Reinforcement
Calling on Student / Name Dropping
Questioning Awareness of Effect
“Are Not Fors”
Reminder of the Rules
Canter’s “Broken Record”
See Levin, Nolan, Kerr & Elliot (2004) pp. 184 – 190 for descriptions
See you after Christmas / December/ Yule / Winter Break!
Laugh a lot