For this assignment you will articulate your behavior management philosophy by creating a presentation on your beliefs and practices for addressing whole class and individual behavior management in your current or preferred classroom environment. The presentation should be designed for an audience of a recently assigned co-teacher or paraprofessional who will be collaborating with you in your classroom (current classroom or preferred). The presentation should include:
1. Class Description (current or preferred)
a. Grade level
b. Number of students
c. Exceptionalities represented, including a discussion demonstrating understanding of how exceptionalities may interact with development and learning.
d. Other diversity represented, including a discussion demonstrating understanding of how language, culture, and family background influence the learning of individuals within the classroom.
2. Philosophy of Behavior Management:
a. Clearly articulate your philosophy on whole-class and individual behavior management and discuss the research and theory informing your beliefs.
i. How you will create a safe, inclusive, and culturally responsive environment that fosters positive social interactions and individual well-being?
ii. What are your beliefs about the relationship between motivation, behavior, and academics?
iii. How will you explain/define the concept of “fairness” in your classroom?
iv. How will you set up your classroom and how does your philosophy inform the physical layout of the classroom?
3. Core Components
a. Classroom rules
b. Classroom procedures
c. System of rewards and consequences (tiered)
d. Record keeping system
a. Explain how you will communicate and collaborate with other educators (e.g., co-teachers, paraprofessionals, other teachers (e.g., art, music, etc.) and related service provides to ensure consistency and implementation fidelity across settings.
a. Explain the system for ongoing communication between school and home about individual student behavior.
b. Include an example of your initial letter home to parents briefly explaining:
i. Your behavior management philosophy
ii. How whole class and individual behavior will be addressed in the classroom
iii. How information about student behavior will be communicated throughout the year
a. Summarize the laws and policies that impact decisions about students with disabilities including IDEA, FAPE, MDR, and LRE.
The presentation must follow current APA formatting standards and include a minimum of 20 slides and at least 5 references/in-text citations