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Lead my example.
The teacher and student have no control over what happens beyond the classroom doors with behavioral management. BUT… you should always lead your students by example of what you expect and what you are looking for.
What does that mean?
Be kind in your words and to others, modeling for them what you want to see.
When a teachable situation arises or when a student show you a behavior you do not find acceptable, you take that chance to discuss it. And you can say…
“Do you hear me use those words?”
“Do you hear me speak that way to another student?”
I have found that the better I model situations and lead by example in my classroom, the less problems I have with my students!
Lastly, BE CONSISTENT.
Even on the playground… lunchroom… on a field trip.
The rules are the rules.
If you have an assistant or a parent volunteer, you have to make sure you are all on the same page.
If you give a punishment, you have to make sure you follow through with it.
I have a fun story to tell.
One child of mine had to sit out of recess for a few minutes. Another kiddo got sick, so I was taking care of that situation. The first kid sat out, served the time earned, and waited for me to play.
I was so proud of him and his choices that I bragged on him to his peers.
Ironically, all my kids wanted to do the same when they sat out. I rarely had to remind any student of their time out for the rest of the year.