Case Study 1
As a result of the decline in student behavior and low mastery on weekly assessments, change must occur. As the classroom teacher, I would immediately restructure my classroom seating chart. Secondly, I would use the first 20 minutes of the class period to discuss (re-familiarize) the classroom rules:
1. Raise your hands and wait to be called upon
2. Respect yourself and others
3. Stay in your seat at all times
4. No gum, candy, and/or food
Class Motto: “We Don’t Put Down, We Only Lift Up!”
Next, I would introduce a management system. I will begin using tickets. Any students who are following class rules and/or are utilizing “on point” behavior would receive a ...view middle of the document...
This strategy would make me more accountable to notice when he does meet my expectations of behavior on task. Additionally, positive praise will motivate him to want to receive it more often.
Goal/Strategy 2: I would need to complete all lessons with minimum disruptions. This strategy would require that my lesson were effective, engaging, and well planned out. As a result, student success should be evident.
Goal/Strategy 3: For the coming week, 70% or more of all students must master the standards. This goal would require that each lesson is completed with fidelity. Everyday students would be given an exit tickets. These tickets will give direct evidence as to whether my instruction was effective. Also, it would tell me which standards need more direction before the weekly assessment.
At the end of each week my goals would change.
Case Study 2
If I were having tension with a colleague, I would humbly ask the teacher if we could meet after school. In this meeting I would address my concerns; concerns about the class being chaotic, loud and the fact that they are 10-15 minutes late when the class is transitioning to me. I would assure the teacher that we are a team, and I am here as a concern team player. I would ask is there anything that she needed me to do. Then, I would ask if she were willing to implement a management plan that has been helpful within my classroom. I would then ask her to change his seating chart and even structure her classroom line. This would help to alleviate any problems that may occur in the hallway. Additionally, I would ask her to review or devise her classroom rules and devise a consequence list for any ill behaviors. If those strategies did not work, I would encourage her to conferences with her disruptive students, set parent, teacher, and student conferences and
refer the disruptive students to the counselor. I believe it these actions are utilized with fidelity positive change will be the end result.
Case Study 3
If a student walks into my...