Upon reading a recent article on the cons to having students reflect on their behavior, I had to dig deeper into my own philosophy of CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT. I believe my classroom culture to be positive and I use positive charts to help guide me in ensuring I take time to give positives to each student throughout the day. I have a personal goal of at least 10 positives each day. Having stated this it is clear that I also have an area to which students are able to go and attend to their needs concerning poor choices. The behavior of a child stems from a willingness to do or not to do something. At this corner of the classroom where a student is asked to go looks like your normal listening center. The student listens to a tape of a song entitled “Being in Control.” Once the student has listened to the song, I ask for them to come over and we talk about the behavior and how they feel about what took place. This is a very non threatening method to making a poor choice or so I was thinking. After reading this article, I need to think more as to the purpose of this corner and what makes this an effective method to change behavior. I have one of the most well behaved classes on campus and it is always this way. There must be something to my method for course correction behavior. Thoughts? Visit my classroom web page at:http://www.lesd.k12.az.us/webpages/jgrochocki/index.cfm?subpage=734651
Why do educators have students reflect on their behavior?
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