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Behavior Management Tips: Leading By Example and More


Instill pride in good behavior with the use of compliments and encourage quiet voices by speaking softly.

I'm So Proud of You!

Start each day with the expectation that students will behave well.

Write positive comments -- Perfect Paper! Great Helper! Terrific Line Leader! -- on craft sticks and keep the sticks in a cup on your desk. Hand them out whenever appropriate. When a student collects a certain number, exchange the sticks for a small reward.


Shhh... Can You Hear Me?

Want More?

Looking for more information about modeling? Read The Importance of Modeling by Ruth Sidney Charney.

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If you want your students to use quiet voices in your classroom, you must use a quiet voice in your classroom. By demonstrating kindness, consideration, enthusiasm, organization, and a sense of the importance of what you are doing, you are modeling the behavior you want from your students.

Article by Linda Starr
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