Every teacher has to create a classroom management system. A successful classroom management will create a safe and welcoming learning environment for the teacher and the students. There are many factors that need to be considered when a teacher is creating their classroom management. These factors are positive behavior supports, life space crisis intervention, manifestation determination, behavior plans, functional behavior assessments, seclusion, restraints, and techniques for working with students with ADHD. It is also vital to make sure the strategies you are using are supported by research. By checking with behavior theorists teachers can see what methods are supported by research. The final piece to consider is the most common behavior problems that will be seen in a classroom. Knowing the most common behavior problems will help the teacher be prepared and ready to deal with any issues in the classroom.
Meet the author
Brittany Bootka is a junior at Hope College, majoring in special education with a focus in learning disabilities. She has had to opportunity to work in seven different classrooms in her years a Hope College. Brittany has been able to work with many different kinds of kids from diverse backgrounds to special needs. She has also been in classrooms as low as preschool to high school. Throughout her time in her field placements she has had the chance to teach lessons, work on behavior plans, and administer assessments.