Improving Classroom Behavior Presented by Kristen Gray of the Positive Behaviors and Social Skills Institute Self-Evaluation
Presented by Kristen Gray of the Positive Behaviors and Social Skills Institute
A positive classroom climate will promote appropriate behaviors and acceptance of all students.
Same rules are enforced in same way throughout school
Lee Canter’s “Assertive Discipline” is best administered in a positive atmosphere where good behavior is recognized and praised liberally
If system is punishment-based, then it promotes an overall punitive atmosphere throughout the school
Students need encouragement and positive modelingSchool-Wide Discipline
Social competence (having social skills) is defined as “those responses, which within a given situation, prove effective, or in other words, maximize the probability or producing, maintaining, or enhancing positive effects for the interactors.” Social skills allow us to adapt and respond to the expectations of society.
Behavior skills are basically knowing how to act in a given situation, whether it be working with a partner, in a small group, as a whole class, on a team, or sitting in the lunchroom. Behavior skills determine our outward actions.How are social skills different from behavioral skills?
We will look at five: 1. Interpersonal Problem Solving2. FAST3. SLAM4. Mutual Interest Discovery5. ASSET
Participating in this inservice is evidence that you are well on your way to improving the classroom behavior and social skills of your students. Our children are lucky to have caring and proactive teachers such as yourselves.
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