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Problem Solving and Consequences for Poor Choices

Management in the Active Classroom



Consequences in your classroom should help students learn and grow.



Consequences in your classroom should help students learn and grow.


 [Teacher 1] I

- [Boy] I did a wet knee.

- I’m not ready.

- I’m not ready.

- Yeah, I can tell with your attitude.

- [Narrator] The way a teacher handles difficult behavior sends a powerful message to students.

- Take your attitude, wipe it all off. Wipe it all off. Get it all, get it off. Do you have it in your hand? Do you have it? Throw it out the window.

- [Narrator] If a teacher can remain calm and clear, critiquing the behavior instead of the person, it models for students self-control.

- People had to keep asking him to use evidence, and Al Pacino was causing problems.

- So one critique I’m gonna give of the feedback right now: you need to think about how it’s going to be received and remember that nobody’s perfect, yes?

- [Girl] Right.

- [Teacher 2] And Al Pacino might critique for you and for me--

- [Narrator] The goal of all classroom discipline is to help students develop self-discipline and make good choices.

- Yeah, I have all the starters on my notes and the quick responses, so you guys might wanna write those--

- [Teacher 2] That’s a good idea.

- Because it, I mean--

- [Teacher 3] Phoebe, come on up.

- [Narrator] Consequences for poor choices or behavior should be respectful, relevant, and realistic.

- You can come after school, you can come before school, or you can come see me during TLT. So when do you think out of those options that you could come in?

- I’ll come to you during TLT.

- Okay, that’s great. TLT works great for me.

- Okay, thanks.

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