of the Week
~ Archive ~
that reprimands and negative consequences may stop an undesirable behavior
for a short time, but continued positive interactions and clear expectations
are more likely to change the behavior over time.
you have a student with a cognitive impairment in your class, always
make an effort to include them directly in discussions and activities.
Do not assume their ability level based on their label.
- Getting things done is
not always what is most important. There is value in allowing others
to learn, even if the task is not accomplished as quickly, efficiently
or effectively. - -R.D. Clyde
- Keep in mind that not all
students (especially those with disabilities) understand sarcasm or
'figures of speech'. They often take what you say literally so be aware
of your words and actions that could be misinterpreted.
- Always model the behaviors
that you expect from your students. They will watch you and learn not
only from what you say, but how you behave.
- Be proactive.......begin
the year by posting a clear set of classroom rules for all of your students.
When your expectations are in place from the start, there will be less
confusion in your classroom.