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Observation Task 3: Managing Transitions

List the type and function of the transitions that you observe during
the entire school day.

Identify the strategies that are used by your MST to facilitate these
transitions.

Comment on the success of these strategies in terms of both


promoting positive behavior and minimizing the incidence of
challenging behavior.

Make practical suggestions about how these transitions could be


modified in order to further promote positive behavior and minimize
the incidence of challenging behavior.

Discuss the possibility of managing these transitions yourselves with your


MST. With reference to your notes decide how best to do this and
implement it next week. Evaluate your own performance and redesign
your strategies based on your experience. Build on your learning in this area
over the course of the placement.

Table 9: Example Managing Transitions.

Type and function of


transitions

Strategies
used
to
facilitate
transitions

Attendance

The
teacher
greets all the
students when
they
came
individually,
some of them
put their cards
on
the
attendance
board without
the
teacher
asking for it
and others the
teacher
reminds them
to put their

Efficacy
of
the
strategy in terms
of
promoting
positive behavior
and
minimizing
challenging
behavior.
The cards are kept
on a table inside two
baskets the blue one
for boy and the pink
one is for girls.

Suggestions for further


development.

I liked the way that the


teacher used, also because
its a daily routine so all the
students know what to do and
know that they should put
their cards, even though
some of the just forgot
because they came late and
they had to go immediately to
assembly.

cards on
board.

the

She asks the


students to set
on the carpet
and play for
them
cartoon
till
the
assembly start.
Ask
the
students to line
up, one line for
girls and the
other for boys.
Then she holds
the first two
students
hands.

Assembly

Clean-Up

Stop
the
activities
on
the
corners,
ring a bell and
play the cleanup song, and if
they
didnt
listen
she
switch off the
light.

Line Up Arabic class


to English class

The
English
teacher come

The students set on


the carpet and wait
until the teacher ask
them to line up.

The students obeyed the


teacher but some of them
push others just to be the first
student on the line, so she
must warn them not to push
others and if they did she
should punish them and let
them stand at the last of the
line.

Clean up is everyday
routine and during
the day they use it
three times in the
corners twice and in
the English class
once. When the song
plays some of them
ignore it and keep
working
on
their
tasks or whatever
their
doing
and
others start to clean
immediately,
for
those who listen to
the
teacher
she
praises them and
who didnt listen she
told them that shes
angry.
The students follow
direction and listen

Some of the children who did


not clean at the teacher does
not talk to them because they
had difficulties in
understanding, I suggest that
she talk to them and try to
make it easier for them to
understand because its not
their faults if they didnt
understand.

As the assembly the students


start to push each other to

to
take
the
students to her
class, and ask
them to line up
behind her, she
hold the first
student
hand
and walk them
to her class.

to their teacher
carefully.

stand first, some of them the


teacher yell at them which is
right to make them follow her
rules but some of them get
yell at while they were
standing still on their place
which is unfair.