Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Event Details

Britt Henderson Training Series: Brushing Up on the Basics

Date: March 03, 2010

Time: 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Location: Room 241 Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/MRL Building

Registration Closed


Brushing up on the Basics: Proactive Classroom Management Strategies that Work

In this session we begin by addressing issues related to curriculum and instructional delivery. An important component of managing behavior is to create learning experiences that provide students with opportunities to work in their zone of proximal development. Behavior problems are more likely to emerge when school work is either too easy or too difficult. Therefore, we emphasize the following: choosing appropriate curricula; pacing; choice and preferred activities; and instructional delivery. In addition, we discuss planning for and implementing intrinsically rewarding activities. Next, we discuss how teachers can examine their own teaching style to be sure they are actively utilizing a proactive approach to supporting positive student behavior. We introduce a host of strategies teachers can employ to redirect, minimize, or prevent undesirable behaviors. Some examples of these are: a) proximity, b) positive reinforcement, c) appropriate use of praise, d) “with-it-ness”, d) opportunities to respond; and (e) feedback and error correction.

* Note: Please bring a school-site team or one other member of your faculty.

Snacks provided.

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For more information, contact Allison Bruhn at 343-0706.