|Classroom Management - Behavior in the Classroom
When working with a Behavior Management
Plan, it is important to collaborate with the student’s
family. Frequent communication with the home can help provide feedback
about using the appropriate behavior. Also, it can help to minimize
confusion about incidents that occurred at school.
- Determine the type of information that would be most useful
to support the student in both the family and educational
Example: Images, folders, and schedules that the child uses at school could be duplicated at home
to keep the behavior reinforcement consistent.
- Establish a point person at school to direct and respond
to the communications. The point person could be the lead
teacher or a school counselor. It needs to be someone who
works closely with the student and understands the issues.
- Decide how the communications between home and school
need to be sent (e.g. e-mail, notes, telephone calls, folders carried by the child).
- Decide how often the communications need to be passed
between home and school.
Establishing a consistent communication system with families is
necessary to provide support for the student. Also, it demonstrates
to the student that the instructors and the parents are working
in a unified manner to help the student improve his or her behavior and
In the Sample
Behavior Management Plan for CW, family communication includes
1. Daily notes will be sent in CW's communication or
2. A weekly summary of the behavior will be emailed to the family.
3. Information sent to CW's family will include how often he signaled
the instructor, the effectiveness of the redirection, and the use
of the tally and sticker system.
4. A weekly summary will consist of the current week's progress
and will compare to prior weeks. It will note any intervention changes.