Behavior problems should not be taking up class time. For many problems, a flow chart can be used--the student takes responsibility for his/her actions. A flowchart is a simple ditto with the following sections:
- How am I acting?
- Why am I acting like this?
- Why is this behavior not acceptable in class?
- What can I do to change my behavior?
- What should the consequence be if I continue to act this way?
When a student is causing problems in the classroom, have them fill out a flowchart. This will take the child away from the situation so you can continue to teach. It also will help the child to look at their behavior, make a plan to change, and decide their consequences.