ClassroomDiscipline and Behavior Management
Behaviormanagement is an aspect that every teacher faces a challenge inaddressing as one way of ensuring that students get the qualityeducation. In most cases, students do not understand that theirbehaviors or actions affect others and also are capable of changingthe class environment. Both behavior management and discipline, inany individual classroom, are affected by what students learn at boththe building and grade levels. It is my understanding that in suchlevels, students are taught self-relation as a tool that they can usein understanding how their behaviors affect their peers or the classenvironment in general. Self-reflection is a disciplined approachthat teachers use in making the students learn and realize thatwhatever actions they undertake affects their friends and hence theclass environment as well.
Ilearnt that the use of self-reflection, as a tool for teachingclassroom discipline and behavior management, shows that it decreasesnegative responses and consequently increases positive behaviors inthe classroom by the students. Students can explain theirunderstanding of the effects of their actions and how they affecttheir colleagues and the class environment in general.Self-reflection is seen as an excellent classroom and behaviormanagement approach that can go a long way in helping the students tounderstand what is expected of them in their learning environment.
Theuse of the self-reflection approach played a key role in helping meunderstand how the happenings at the aforementioned levels can impacton behavior management and discipline in the classroom environment.This is because it is at this levels where students are taught on howto behave and be disciplined while operating in their learningenvironment. The main purpose of education children self-reflectionis to enable them to understand that egocentrism is bad and canaffect other students. Egocentrism is the inability of a student toview a situation from another person`s point of view.
Impactof Instructional Environment
Further,I learnt that the instructional environment, in a learninginstitution, refers to the personal, instructional, and behavioralaspects of the classroom experience, and they have a significantinfluence on the classroom discipline and behavior management. Theachievement of positive outcomes or results, in a classroom, dependson the teacher`s ability to organize the classroom environment tomake it conducive for the students to learn in without anyinterruptions. The management of the behavior of the students is alsocritical in achieving the positive results as it is difficult forthem to perform well when they are undisciplined.
Ibelieve that instructional environment influences classroomdiscipline and behavior management in many aspects, such asco-managing the learning environment. The instructional environmentmanages how the students interact socially as well as managing howtheir behavior around the learning environment. Teachers understandthat behavior management is one aspect of determining how studentsperform and thus they ensure that the instructional environment putsmuch emphasis on how to manage student`s behaviors.
Theinstructional environment also influences classroom disciplinethrough the use of various strategies that are meant to accommodateimprovisation and also engage students in the process of managingtheir affairs. The number one strategy that teachers use in theeffort of managing disciplines and behaviors in a learningenvironment is by engaging students to understand their concerns. Theengagement between educators and students is a sure way of solvingany problems and challenges that the students might have. Anotherinfluence of the instructional environment on classroom disciplineand behavioral change is by determining the characteristics oflearners and their learning environment as a way of ensuring thattheir needs match with the information they are given.
Benefitsof Preventive Approaches
Additionally,I believe that school administrators understand that they must do alot to promote positive student behavior. Preventive strategies helpin maximizing the prosocial behavior of students while at the sametime minimizing the percentage of students who require eitherintensive or strategic behavioral interventions. Before theprevention strategies were invented, teachers and administratorsoften waited until the bad behavior became serious so that they couldrefer the student to intensive services.
Thecourse also enlightened on the importance of adopting and embracingprevention strategies, which help students and teachers since theyare based on the premise that early response to learning behavioraland emotional problems can result to better results for students. Thebest of ensuring that prevention strategies work is to build theminto the foundation of the school and run them as part of the regularschool program. Prevention strategies are available to all studentsin the learning environment and not just students who have seriousproblems. The best prevention strategies are those installed in theclassroom because the teacher can target a small number of studentsand ensure effectiveness. Teachers understand that preventionstrategies in the classroom include a combination of factorsincluding having engaging lessons where students are allowed torespond, providing a positive learning climate and some consequencesfor indiscipline. Prevention strategies mostly focus on what thestudents need to be successful. Teachers give the students plenty ofwhat they need and prevent them from accessing what they do not need.