Behavior Management in the Classroom

Behavior Management in the Classroom

Behavior Management Plan


A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Adams

I believe that a teacher’s job is to give every student the opportunity to be taught and be loved. I know that many children have different needs that could ultimately affect the overall performance in the classroom. I feel my role as a teacher is to identify and respond to these student’s needs. The topics I am going to focus on in my plan relate to the avoidance/inadequate student, the bossy control student, the attention-needy student, and the hostile student. I think it is important to address these topics because if we as teachers fail to meet the needs of our students, we are ultimately allowing the child’s needs to escalate to a higher, more endangering level.

The Avoidance/ Inadequate Student

Definition and Description of Behavior

There are many competent students in our classrooms that tend to avoid work because of their emotional feeling of inadequacy. This situation is frustrating for parents and teachers because we know the student is capable of doing the work. These students try to avoid doing the work because they feel they are not able to accomplish the task based on its difficulty.

The Student’s Real Need

The student’s real need in this situation is to build inner confidence. If this need is not appropriately addressed, there will be a continual sign of symptoms. These students often avoid getting started on tasks, usually give up quickly, and whines or cries about doing their work. A student who is feeling inadequate might says things like, “I’m stupid” or “this is too hard for me.”

What to Do in a Crisis

While managing a classroom, teachers often find little time to offer these students considering there is a whole classroom to fully manage. In a crisis, I would say “I know you feel discouraged” and later tell the students that we can “get started together.” Other...

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