Behavior Management Kit
Welcome and thank you for viewing my new Behavior Management Kit! My name is Laila Camacho, and I have been a teacher in several different capacities and states for many years. I have helped make district policies, procedures, as well as several behavior plans for severely handicapped students. This is the system I have developed to get real results, fast. For the great majority of students this system works splendidly. However, in order for it to be successful in your classroom, you must follow the program, consequences, and not show partiality to any student in particular. Be fair and consistent to all the students. The students will know otherwise. They can be like tiny sharks in the water! Also, be prepared. Print the Chill Zone and posters prior to the first day of school. Teach the system from the beginning of the year, and finally use it. Additionally, this is not a kit for extremely aggressive and autistic students. Those students require completely individualized therapy that someone like an ABA therapist can provide. I’ve been there as well. So, if you are trying to help a student that bites themselves, others, runs away, runs out in front of traffic, or does other really off the wall things, please see my other items for autistic and special needs students.
In this kit you will find:
1. Anger Management Posters
2. Building Expectation Posters
3. Chill Zone (calm down/relaxation center)
4. Classroom expectation checklist (older students)
5. Think Time Form
6. Positive behavior explanation letter
7. Student self-monitoring form
8. Student self-evaluation form
9. Office referral sheets
How to use this kit:
Print off Anger Management Posters, Chill Zone, and Building Expectation Posters. Display posters around the classroom. Display Chill Zone in a peaceful area or corner of the classroom. It would be best to position it away from doors or exits, away from glass windows or breakable objects, and away from the front of your classroom where you teach. Don’t give students an audience unless you want to bring more of them to the dark side of the force!
Next, position your class for success. If you know that two students struggle when they are next to one another, make name tags for the class and have the two be on separate sides of the classroom. During the year when you feel that they are growing in the area of responsibility and respect you may position them closer, but for now, set them up to be successful!
At the beginning of the year, discuss the Building Expectation Posters. Discuss the Building Posters again after every large holiday break so students will know the expectations well and will have no excuses for not following these expectations.
Use the Classroom Expectations checklist for all students during the first week of school. Have students sign the sheet. Bring these out later as needed if a student has not followed the expectations.
When a student first breaks a rule or does something “unexpected,” give them a “Think Sheet.” I give it to them over first recess. You could also send them to another classroom to complete this form. Make sure you arrange this with another teacher prior to this.
Upon the second broken rule, fill out the Making Better Choices form 1 of 3. This form is now formal and should be kept safely in your desk. When a student has earned 3 of these, send them to the office for a consequence.
When you send a student to the office, go with them if possible. Bring the 3 Making Better Choices Form with you. Also, print out the Office Referral Form. Check the boxes of interventions you have tried, and then, leave it in the hands of the building principal or administrator.
If a student is special needs or struggles especially, a daily Student Self-Monitoring Form is good to use. This adds more responsibly to the plate of the student and helps them think about their actions all throughout the school day.
At the end of the quarter or trimester, have all students fill out a Student Self-Evaluation Form. This sheet comes in an editable format so you can make changes as needed for young students.
I hope that you enjoy this kit and that it proves to be a very useful tool for your classroom.
Here’s to a Happy Year!