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Classroom Supports

It’s been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over. Classroom Supports is the latest category from Tim B. Smart Education, LLC.  It is something of a strength of Dr. Smart's vast experience and will help teachers engage their students more readily.

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Classroom Supports: Work

Conferences

The point of a conference is to connect a student to their learning at school.  This may involve grades, completed/incomplete assignment descriptions, and assessment scores but the overall focus is on learning and how we can all support academic and social/emotion growth at School.  Most parents come to conferences to get a deeper sense of who's spending time with their kids.

Understanding Defiance

Defiance is an act of bold resistance to authority with open disregard and contempt.  A student who exhibits defiant behavior is attempting to feel significant and a sense of control.  Their goal is not to annoy, frustrate, or create a power struggle with adults even though it may feel like it to us.  Teachers never win power struggles with students.

Classroom Supports-Shy/Withdrawn Student

A list of accommodations and teaching strategies for this type of student.  The withdrawn student will exhibit low energy, interest, or motivation to work. They will seem irritable, rarely expressing joy, and appear depressed. Could be used as a Tier III PBIS intervention.

Classroom Supports-Defiant Student

A list of accommodations and teaching strategies for this type of student.  An oppositional child frequently acts out with tantrums and angry outbursts.  They will routinely argue or question rules, and often blame others for their mistakes.  Could be used as a Tier III PBIS intervention.

Classroom Supports: List

Classroom Supports-Anxious/Nervous Student

A list of accommodations and teaching strategies for this type of student.  The anxious student is easily frustrated, startled, or upset. They have difficulty completing work; will complain (I.E. stomachaches or trouble breathing).  They may exhibit fear, irritability, or anger along with engaging in ritualistic or repetitive behavior.  Could be a Tier III PBIS intervention.

Non-Verbal Cues and Signals

Guidelines to support students and classroom teachers more readily when incorporating additional non-verbal cues and signals.

Alternative Methods and Assignment Completion

Guidelines to support students and classroom teachers more readily when incorporating alternative methods and assignment completion.

Getting Back to Basics

As teachers, we know the basic design of classroom management; establish clear expectations, stay unemotional and consistent, and keep students engaged in the curriculum.  But let’s be honest with ourselves, at times we may have a few small, but significant habits that may undermine our ability to manage student behaviors in the classroom.

Classroom Supports: List
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