Behavior management techniques in a middle school learning resource classroom
The purpose of this case study was to explore and determine the most effective classroom management techniques and practices in "the worst" (the words of my mentor teacher) Learning Resource Math classroom with students with various disabilities. By using research and literature associated with classroom discipline and ongoing management, I observed students' overall progress. Data was collected through informal observations of various behavior management practices that showed classroom and student improvement and those that didn't. The participants consisted of 14 students, 5 females and 9 males. The findings suggest that students needed constant repetition of rules and classroom routines that they helped to form in order to build a more cohesive classroom. With the help of my students in forming a classroom community with minimal behavioral issues, this classroom ended up being "the best".
0529: Special education
0533: Secondary education