DESCRIPTORS OF THE IDEAL CLASSROOM THAT REFLECT EXCELLENT INSTRUCTION IN THE AREA OF BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT

 

 

OBSERVED

Yes

No

 

 

 

The classroom is organized in a manner that encourages order, participation, independence and continuous learning.

 

 

 

There is a small number of meaningful rules.

 

 

 

Students understand and reinforce rules.

 

 

 

The teacher is consistently teaching independent behavior management skills.

 

 

 

The teacher spends an appropriate amount of time at the beginning of the school year establishing the culture and climate for positive acceptable behavior.

 

 

 

Students who demonstrate appropriate behaviors consistently receive positive reinforcement and praise.

 

 

 

The teacher handles inappropriate behavior in a firm, fair, consistent and caring manner.

 

 

 

The teacherís interactions with students are positive and reinforce the importance of student success.

 

 

 

The teacher has several motivators that reinforce and shape positive behaviors.

 

 

 

Classroom instruction is well organized, meaningful and allows for student differences.

 

 

 

Classroom management strategies are appropriate to the environment and needs of the students.

 

 

 

There is an established communication system between home and school.