Classroom Management

Discussion in 'Special Education' started by deefreddy, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. deefreddy

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    A couple of students have caused me to rethink my classroom management procedures and rules, and since they will be students for at least three more years, something has to improve or I will lose it:dizzy: Both students exhibit many traits of someone with ODD or RAD. Token economies, positive behavior supports, getting parents involved, even calling the campus resource officer in to get one particular student under control a number of times didn't improve his behavior. Our school psychologist thinks the students are too impacted by their disability (autism) to make a BIP work. I don't get that at all.

    So two resources that I've found are Fred Jones "Tools for Teaching", and Dr. Becky Bailey's "Conscious Discipline." They both address the "hard core" student's I'm dealing with, but Jones doesn't directly address students in special ed, and Dr. Bailey talks about her methods mostly with younger children.

    Does anyone have any insights on these two author's methods or suggestions for use with HS students with mod/sev disabilities?
     
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  3. bros

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    You are not alone. I do not know what your School Psychologist is thinking. Sure, if they said "Making a BIP for this student is more than I can do." I could understand that, as districts sometimes need to bring in behaviorists who specialist in specific disabilities to help construct BIPs. But saying that a student is too disabled to have a BIP makes no sense.
     
  4. FourSquare

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    LOVE!

    Spend some time with them. They need individual plans and this is the only way to see what makes them tick and what motivates them. I have tried all the behavior systems in the world and nothing works better than plain relationship building. I'm sorry this is not terribly concrete.
     
  5. ZoomZoomZOOM

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    Ironically I'm reading Fred Jones RIGHT NOW (again)! I kinda agree with FourSquare. Also, these kiddos may be pills this year but they'll mellow out. I think...

    Maybe not. I'm thinking of one kiddo I had with asbergers that was REALLY hard to handle the first year I had him. By the end of my 2nd year with him, he was really getting the hang of things and I was getting the hang of HIM!. And now he's moving on to 3rd grade. boo

    But I also had a kiddo who had LD and his behaviors got so bad that he had to be moved to BD. ...and another kiddo with Autism who made progress after getting a 1:1 - - only to decline and get even worse at the end of the year. He's also moving to an autism room.

    Yeah. Guess I don't have any answers for you. Ugh.
     
  6. Nichand

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    Do some blog reading/researching for behavior management ideas. The Autism Helper and Autism Classroom News are amazing resources. They are posted by teachers in the trenches.
     

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