Kids and teachers deserve to be treated with compassion. Knowing people care about us helps us connect, relate, and live healthy and happy lives. I put together this simple packet of compassionate classroom management strategies to support teachers in figuring out what's going on when a child starts displaying a challenging behavior, as well as charts/inspiration, and best practices that can be incorporated into daily instruction to support all kids in living their best lives inside and outside the classroom!
In this packet, you’ll find:
- Observation form: use this prior to choosing the behavior/chart. Collaborate with team members and parents to make sure this is holistic and accurate.
- Replacement behavior ideas: once you figure out what’s going on with the child, choose a replacement behavior to teach the child. Replacement behaviors must be explicitly taught and modeled to ensure student understanding and success.
- Parent - Teacher directions: these will support you in implementing these strategies at home and school. Modify them as you see fit to meet the needs of your classroom and the child’s home environment.
- 3 differentiated charts: read the chart descriptions and choose the chart that works best for you. Differentiate as needed to meet the child’s needs.
- Best practices: ideas to support you as you move away from “quiet chairs” and “time-outs” and towards a more compassionate and peaceful classroom.