Classroom Engagement Plan

Classroom[1] [2]  Engagement Plan

 

School:Pratt

Teacher:Laura Matanah

Component

What

How

When

Rules/Expectations

Class rules (based on mission)

 

Be respectful:

 

Use kind and respectful language

Follow directions

Pay attention to the person talking

 

Be responsible:

 

Be efficient

Be aware of your voice level

Take care of what we use

Help people learn

 

Be safe:

 

Be safe with your body

Focus during emergencies

 

Treat others the way they want to be treated!

 

 

 

 

 

Class brainstorming, students sign off on their agreement, y-chart (look like, sound like, feel like), modeling, practice, Guided Discovery, development of above the line, below the line and bottom line behaviors chart

Brainstormed during first week, positive choices continually reinforced, review during challenging transition points in year

Routines

Academic

Reading workshop, guided math, ST math, hands-on science, reading groups, etc.

 

Functional routines -lunch, recess, hallways, assemblies, bus safety, safety drills (fire, tornado, etc.), bathrooms, water

Y-charts, modeling, practice, Guided Discovery

Brainstormed during first week, positive choices continually reinforced, review during challenging transition points in year, fine-tune as needed or as routines evolve

Relationship Development

Community Building

Morning meeting, responsive classroom games and activities to build shared experiences of trust, class conversations about how to best support each other, discussion sentence frames (how to have personal and  academic conversations)

modeling, practice, Guided Discovery

Introduced during first week, positive choices continually reinforced, review during challenging transition points in year, fine-tune as needed or as routines evolve

Social Emotional Learning

Character traits introduced first week, positive character traits then taught in conjunction with study of literature;

Second Step social skills curriculum and conflict resolution skills, discussion during morning meetings

District-provided curriculum, literacy curriculum and, as needed, during morning meetings

Throughout year

Acknowledge/Reinforce Positive Engagement

Peer to peer structured recognition of above the line behaviors

 

Teacher regularly conferencing with students about work

During daily closing routines

 

 

During student work times

Throughout year

Respond/Redirect to Student Misbehavior

Limit through use of Envoy non-verbal management strategies

 

Use  take-a-break, think sheet  and buddy room routines to give students’ the opportunity  to restore their behavior and re-engage in learning

 

 

Some below-the-line behaviors may require a fix it plan and/or consequence

 

 

Use Envoy techniques to teach students independent management and problem-solving skills

 

Teach take-a-break, think sheet  and buddy room routines to give students’ the opportunity  to restore their behavior and re-engage in learning

 

Conference with students  to help them reflect on how their behaviors impact their learning and their relationships with peers

Teacher determines when a fix-it plan is needed and supports the student in implementing it

 

Daily

 

 

Teach in first few weeks and implement throughout year

 

 

 

As needed

Responding to Extreme Student Misbehavior

Bottom-line behaviors (dangerous to self or others)

 

Chronic behaviors

immediately referred to principal

 

brought to PLC plus team for problem-solving

 

As needed

Restorative Practices

Fix-it plan

 

Conflict resolution

Teacher determines when a fix-it plan is needed and supports the student its implementation

 

Teacher facilitates conflict resolution meeting

As needed

Communicating Plan

This plan

Post on website

Review at Meet and Greet

Classroom newsletter

Shared with positive school-wide enagement  team

 

By the end of September and at conferences

 

Resources Needed (resource books, student books, Second Step, PD, guest presenters):

none at this time

 

Persons Responsible (Classroom teacher, AEs, Collaborating teachers, volunteers):

Classroom teacher, other staff working with students informed of plan

 

 


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