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Riverside Golden Hawks

Statement of Purpose
I will create a well-structured learning
environment. Our classroom will be a
positive place where we can learn and grow
together. We will work together to create a
successful, fun, creative classroom to reach
our academic goals.



Miss Hosier
Comprehensive Behavior
Management Plan
Miss Hosier
Riverside Junior High School
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Learning Environment
A safe classroom environment will allow for all
my students, regardless of background, to feel
safe to be themselves and learn. While attitudes,
teaching styles and inclusive activities are
important components of inclusion; the
classrooms physical environment can help or
hinder the process. This in turn, can affect
feelings of belonging, success and self-esteem.
Carefully planning out the physical space of the
classroom strongly supports an inclusive learning
environment.
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
My set up will be as follows:
I will place Student Desks in Groups All
desks will be in small groups (2-4 desks per
group) so that all students have opportunities for
cooperative learning, collaboration and
discussion. As well, I will place my desk on the
periphery of the classroom. Teachers in an
inclusive class rarely sit down during their day
and dont need their desk getting in the way!


My classroom will be geared
toward all learners









Collaboration is working together
to do a task and reach a goal.
Special education and general
education teachers can
communicate regularly as peer-
coaches or mentors, with special
education teachers providing:

Teaching strategies, advice on
curriculum modifications, behavior
management strategies,
assessment strategies and moral
support.
Comprehensive Behavior
Management Plan
Miss Hosier
Riverside Junior High School

When teachers
collaborate, they
enjoy working
together hand-in-hand
as equals, rather than
as one anothers
handmaidens. Then
our students will learn
better and
assessment results
will be strong.





Classroom Culture and Competence
The relationship that a teacher builds with students is
based on effective communication. This requires
creativity and a continual process of getting to know
ones students and what each one brings to the
classroom: their experiences, world views, cultures,
and other factors that make them unique. Teachers
can foster effective communication by establishing a
classroom environment that promotes empathy,
equity, positive self-esteem, and mutual caring and
respect. When they create such an environment,
teachers will find that they have to address classroom
discipline less often and will be able to devote more
time to instruction and student learning.
(http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/beh2/cresource/as-a-new-
teacher-what-do-you-need-to-know-about-managing-student-
behavior/page-2-cultural-considerations-and-behavior/#content)

Comprehensive Behavior
Management Plan
Miss Hosier
Riverside Junior High School
CULTURAL COMPETENCE
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
One error has been to try to insert culture
into education rather than provide
education within the framework of the
culture. Both the students and the teacher
must create dynamic, safe, fluid culture in
the classroom, and the objective of this
culture should be to engage in learning
and professional development, not simply
to fulfill the requirements of a job. -
Gaffney, 2005


I will honor what my students and families bring
to school by observing the different ways they
express themselves to reflect their diversity. I
will honor family home language and cultural
experiences. As well as expand my classroom
diversity to build skill and language.


Star of the Week: Parents help
children fill out a questionnaire about
their life, likes and dislikes. They may
also send pictures of the child/family
for the Star of the Week bulletin
board. When its Star of the Week
time in class, children can talk about
themselves, their family and customs
of their family. To enhance discourse
and language opportunities, an
interview format could be structured
so other children in class can ask the
Star of the Week Child questions.



Rules are general guidelines for behaviors that
are expected all the time. (The positive
classroom. Muriel K. Rand)
Rules in the Classroom
1. Be in assigned seat in
ready position with work out
when the beginning bell rings.
2. We stay safe and take care
of ourselves.
3. Raise hand and wait to be
called on to speak.
4. We are kind to others; we
take care of our materials and
classroom.
5. Do your work and turn it in
on time.
Positive Consequences:
1. Positive verbal reinforcement
2. Smiles
3. Positive messages to parents of students
4. Good grades and recommendations
Negative Consequences:
1. Warning
Comprehensive Behavior
Management Plan
Miss Hosier
Riverside Junior High School
Rule Teaching Strategies:
On the first day of class, I with have all my
students in their assigned seats with a piece of
paper and a pencil on their desk ready for them.
I will first ask students to write down rules they
think would be important to have in a
classroom. After a couple minutes of free
writing I will ask for some ideas. Ill be at the
board to write down the ideas that come. I will
have my set rules already made and with me at
the board. I will suggest my rules as well, though
they will be the class rules.

I want my students to feel a part of the rule
making process. I want them to feel like they
helped in making these rules so they will have a
greater obligation to keep them. After my
students and I have discussed the rules I will
write down my 5 rules on a poster and have all
the students sign the edges around it. Ill explain
to them that by signing this poster you are
agreeing to our classroom rules. I will also pass
out a paper to each student for them to take
home and show and teach their parent/guardian
the rules and have the student sign it saying they
did it, and have the parent/guardian sign it as
well that their child did the assignment.

Re-teaching Strategies:
If the need for re-teaching presents itself Id like
to re-teach the entire class. Most likely if there is
one student who isnt catching on or not
following directions, there are others around
the classroom as well. I think its important to be
praising students who are following rules and
doing what they should be so that the positive
reinforcement can increase the behavior. If
individual students continue to not understand
after the whole class has been re-taught, that is
when I would take the student aside and teach
examples and non-examples.



Procedures
MORNING- COME INTO THE CLASS AND
PUT AWAY YOUR BELONGINGS. TURN IN ANY
HOMEWORK AND THEN CHOOSE YOUR
ATTITUDE ON THE BOARD. (THIS IS MY WAY
OF TAKING ATTENDANCE-STUDENT PLACE
THEIR NAME TAG NEXT TO THE ATTITUDE
THEY HAVE, EXCITED, SLEEPY, READY FOR
THE DAY, NEED A BREAK ECT.) THEN SIT
DOWN AND BE READY TO START THE DAY.
ENTERING AND LEAVING THE
ROOM- THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE QUIETLY
AND WITH PERMISSION.
ATTENDANCE-THIS WILL BE DONE IN THE
MORNING BY PLACING THEIR NAME TAG ON
THE BOARD BESIDE THE ATTITUDE THEY
CHOOSE.
USING THE RESTROOM- YOU MAY
USE THE RESTROOM FREELY AS LONG AS I
AM NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF INSTRUCTION.
END OF THE DAY AND DISMISSAL-
HAVE A TEACHER CHECK YOU OUT, MAKING
SURE ALL HOMEWORK IS WRITTEN DOWN.
THEN YOU MAY GO TO YOUR LOCKER AND
GET YOUR BAG TO PACK UP. PUT YOUR
CHAIR UP AND WAIT TO BE DISMISSED.

Comprehensive Behavior
Management Plan
Miss Hosier
Riverside Junior High School

Crisis Plan
The school will already have a crisis plan in place.
There is a sign next to the door with a map on
where to go during an emergency. We will have
several practice fire, earthquake, and intruder
drills so that my students will know what they
should be doing and where they should be. Most
importantly, we will practice to stay calm and
follow the plan.


Crisis management team-
Teachers, Principal, Assistant
Principal, Counselors

1. Attend to student with behavior.
2. Send the rest of the students
next door to Mrs. Andersons
class.
3. Help student re-gain self-control
4. Bring class back after the crisis
is resolved.
5. Communicate with parents



Miss Hosiers Action Plan

Toolkit
What How When
Develop rules and procedures Make a list of rules
Create procedures for:
o Classroom entry
o Classroom dismissal
o Going to the restroom
o Turning in homework
o Working in centers
Prior to start of
school
Post rules and procedures Make a bulletin board for rules
Make posters for procedures
Prior to start of
school
Create a handout of rules and
procedures
Include rules and procedures in handout designed for students
and parents
Prior to start of
school
Create a note for positive parent
contacts
Design and reproduce notes with blanks for student name and
positive behavior
Prior to start of
school
Obtain office referral form Drop by office and pick up office referral forms Prior to start of
school

Teach the plan to students

What How When
Teach rules, procedures, and
consequences to students
*Set aside time each day to go over rules, procedures, and
consequences
*Ask students to role play different scenarios using rules,
procedures, and consequences
First week of
school

Disseminate the plan

What How When
Share with colleagues and
assistants
*Meet with principal to discuss the plan
*Provide a copy of the behavior plan to colleagues or anyone
who will be assisting in the classroom
*Put a copy of the plan in my substitute folder
Prior to start of
school
Throughout the
school year, as
needed
Prior to start of
school or as
updated
Disseminate to parents and
request buy in
*Send information home on first day of school
*Review plan at Open House
*Ask parents to sign the plan
First day of
school, Open
House, as new
students join class
Review the plan
What How When
Schedule review sessions Note review sessions at four-week intervals in the lesson-plan
book
Prior to start to
school
Identify and review components
that are problematic
Decide which component to focus on and then review and role
play with students
Throughout
school year, as
needed













SOME FUN IDEAS I WILL
USE