How Can I Get the Students to Follow Instructions in the Classroom?

How Can I Get the Students to Follow Instructions in the Classroom?

Failure to comply with instructions is one of the many reasons for inefficient performance within the classroom. Excuses like “I didn’t hear the instructions” or “I was not clear about what was said” have been repeated countless times with some variations added over the years. Instructions form an integral part of the teaching-learning process and […]

How can I make Lectures in the Classroom more Interesting and Interactive for the Students?

How can I make Lectures in the Classroom more Interesting and Interactive for the Students?

Lectures are frequently used in the classroom as the preferred method to communicate information, explore and expand on ideas or just clarify a query. However, the traditional form of lectures in the classroom has proved to be less effective as students are not actively involved in the process of learning. Studies have reported that student […]

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Classroom Behavior: ABC Timeline

Classroom Behavior: ABC Timeline

Behaviors occur over time and therefore are well represented through a sequence. The ABC Timeline refers to behavior elements arranged in a time sequential fashion:
 

Antecedent

Behavior

Consequence

 

Antecedent:
One or more environmental factors or events that appear to trigger student behavior. Altering the antecedent may prevent the behavior or make the behavior more likely to occur.
An instructor […]

Classroom Behavior Technique: Student Interview

Classroom Behavior Technique: Student Interview

Questions similar to these are asked to help the student understand the impact of their behavior on others:

How does this behavior impact your grades?
Are you able to make and keep friends?

Do you like school? Why or why not?
Is your current behavior working for you?

How does this behavior make you feel?
Are […]

Classroom Environment Impacts Behavior

Classroom Environment Impacts Behavior

Physical environment has a direct impact on behavior. Consider the following aspects of environment: space, temperature, visuals, texture, scents and sounds.
 

Arrange the physical layout of a classroom (e.g., furniture, location of student work materials) to ensure that students can move easily throughout the room with minimal distractions and no ‘traffic jams’ during group transitions.

Check to see […]

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