with administrators in my building as well as with my colleagues. When workingon behavior modifications for individual students, it allowed me to show theamount of time the student was out of the classroom, as well as the intensity of the behavior, i.e. if the student required physical management.
Link the action research process, these results, the research you used to back your decisions and the program and/or course outcomes.1. Candidates draw from their knowledge of education theory and research toundergird the formal and informal education processes that impact P-12 students’learning and the learning environment
I reviewed numerous research articles before I began this research project.From these articles, I devised a plan to use positive behavior supports toallow me to become more effective in my abilities in dealing with studentswho are exhibiting out-of-control behaviors. The data collectionspreadsheet allowed me to analyze these behaviors incidents objectivity. Iwas able to look at the numbers and reflect on the incident without havingemotional involvement. For example, before I started keeping thisspreadsheet, I thought I was being called out of my classroom more thanwhat I actually was. Keeping a systematic spreadsheet allowed me to seethe bigger picture. Denton states, “Students must know the educator isaddressing behavior rather than a personal attack” (Denton, 2008). The behavior became a starting point to looking at patterns.8.Candidates demonstrate the ability to be reflective practitioners by identifying a problem, examining research, advocating solutions, implementing a plan, andmeasuring and evaluating outcomes.
I identified a specific problem within my school, examined the research,created a plan, used the data collection spreadsheet to effectivelydocument my findings, implemented a plan, and analyzed/evaluated theoutcome. I plan to continue this documentation in my classroom and havealso shared my findings with my peers.
What does this artifact demonstrate about you as a teacher? Link what you found to the NBPTS Core Propositions1.Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
I chose this topic because I was spending numerous hours out of theinstructional/learning environment dealing with a student that was out-of-control. My students were missing out on material as well as the studentin crisis. I am committed to continuing this research project and documenteach incident so that I can make myself as well as my superiors aware of the amount of time I am not teaching. I believe that by keeping this datacollection spreadsheet, it will provide me the opportunity to show theadministration in my building concrete numbers of how student behavior is effecting out school.4.Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
I continue to learn from this action research project. As stated numeroustimes in this reflection, keeping the documentation has allowed me to beaccountable for the amount of time out of the classroom. Just being