Classroom Management: Classroom Intervention Strategies - Dr. Charles Fay
Now that you are learning to keep your head on a swivel and address issues immediately before they grow and become widespread, let’s discuss some of our quick and easy classroom intervention strategies.
Love and Logic Teachers are Highly Effective Teachers
Love and Logic teachers challenge themselves every day. How? They wonder how long they are able to go without providing a consequence for misbehavior. They are not challenging themselves to be permissive rather they understand a fundamental thought.
Highly effective teachers prevent misbehavior
while less effective teachers constantly react to it.
Not only do Love and Logic teachers understand this fundamental thought, they also understand classroom discipline requires the following:
Quick and Easy Classroom Intervention Strategies
How do Love and Logic teachers prevent misbehavior? They rely on a variety of subtle actions designed to redirect the behavior while maintaining the flow of the lesson. We call these Quick and Easy Classroom Intervention Strategies. Below are some examples:
|• Lead with empathy.||“Tough problem, huh?”|
|• Follow with a sincere question.||“What do you plan to do?”|
|• Gain permission to share.||“Would you like to know what others have tried?”|
|• Explore possible outcomes.||“How do you think this might work for you?”|
|• Allow to solve or not.||“Good luck. Let me know how it works out.”|
|• Or take ownership.||“Feel free to ______ when ______.”|
Let’s take a look at how this all works together.
Preventing and Minimizing Classroom Disruptions
In the final part of this blog series you will learn when to apply intervention strategies and when to save the consequences for the big stuff.
Hear all of our classroom intervention strategies in the audio Quick and Easy Classroom Interventions.