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Behavior Stratagies
Student Behavior Management
          Many behavior issues may be prevented by the way you talk to students. Always be courteous and friendly, but don’t try to be their ’buddy.’ Be confident and act as if you’re in charge even if you don’t feel you are. You will be less likely to have problems in later sessions if you establish control from the beginning. It is always easier to ’lighten up’ when students are aware of expectations and you have control of a situation.

Talking During Session
· If the talking is disruptive:
    - Ask the student to stop.
    - Have all students answer together.
· If you are talking
    - Stop; without saying anything wait until all is quiet. After a few seconds of silence, begin talking again.
    - If the student continues to talk, ask him to stop.
- If the student refuses, have him move away from the group- but within your sight-until he is able to stop being disruptive and return to the group.

Not Paying Attention
· Use student’s name as you give directions.
· Sit closer or stand next to the inattentive student.
Talking Back or Arguing
· Remain cool, calm, and collected.
· Give an “I” message.
    - “I need you to help us complete our work.”
· Talk to the student privately.
· Remove the student from the group.
    - Have the student move away from the group - but within your sight - until she is able to work productively with the group.
     - If the behavior continues, send the student back to her desk. If the teacher is busy, wait until the teacher is free to discuss privately, why the student was sent back.
Refusing To Work
· Be aware that refusal to work may mean that the student doesn’t know how to do the work and doesn’t want anyone to find out.
· Compliment the students who ARE working.
· Without saying anything, move closer to the student.
· Encourage the student to participate.
· Ignore the behavior.
· Talk to the student privately.
Disrespect Or Disregard For The Learning Environment
· Stop the session and wait for silence.
· Make a brief, courteous, and firm statement:
    - “That behavior is not acceptable.”
· Move closer to the offending student.
· Ask the student to stop.
· Send the student to his/her desk if the behavior continues.

When To Call The Teacher
· The language the student uses is inappropriate.
· You are getting frustrated and believe a power struggle is beginning.
· You have tried everything you can think of and are at a loss for what to do next.
· The students hits you or another student.
· The student throws books, pencils, etc.