BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. Matthew Wilson. Table of Contents. Disruptive Behaviors Attractive Classrooms Reprimands Reinforcements Case Study Conclusion. Disruptive Behaviors. Impulsive Aggressive Destructive. Attractive Classrooms/Routine.
5 steps to an attractive and interesting classroom:
1. Attend to esthetics
2. State goals
3. Change teacher behavior
4. Establish rules
5. Involve students
What if a whole class is out of control?
A study was done on a combined and out of control 3rd and 4th grade classroom. The class consisted of 18 students. 12 of the 18 were boys, and 11 of the students were 3rd graders. Ages ranged from 9-13 years of age. The class was taught by 2 teachers, a resident teacher and an intern teacher.
The students were wild and disturbing the entire school. Behavior recorded was impulsive, aggressive, and destructive. Students tore apart desks and papers. The students yelled often and threw books. But the main concern was their aggression toward each other and the teachers.
The class was divided into 2 smaller groups and separated.
Through the application of conditioning and modeling procedures an attempt for total control of Room B was successful.
The study ran over a 6-week period and had 4 stages.
Initially all students were exposed to Room B.
In the last phase of the study, the teachers switched rooms.
Student behavior was hypothesized to continue to function on the same rules set for each room rather than adjusting to a different teacher personality.
There are a wide variety of behavioral problems that teachers face each day. Fortunately, there are many methods that can be applied to moderate classroom behavior. Each method produces a different result but if applied effectively each method produces desired behaviors.
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