Classroom Behavior Basics: Environment

Check Out the New Blog A student’s classroom behavior is a product of the interaction between that student’s personal qualities, including his or her learning history, and the many factors in that student’s current instructional environment.

For example, a student may behave very differently depending on the peers with whom he or she is sitting, the type of work given, or even the specific person leading a group or managing a classroom. The good news is that by restructuring aspects of the environment, the teacher can often help a student positively change their behavior.

At home and regardless of being asked, Ryan is always sharing his opinion. If he doesn’t care for something, he says so, “I don’t like loading the dishwasher.” When he likes something, he also lets it be known, “I like drinking regular milk better than skim milk.”

When at school, Ryan let’s the time pass quietly, never offering an opinion and rarely speaking at all.

Ryan tells his parents, “School is fine it’s just that I don’t like to talk there. People ask me questions and then I stutter even worse.”

From Professional Learning Board’s online continuing education course for teachers: Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies

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