Effective Practices

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Some people mistakenly believe that ignoring misbehavior is the least invasive response, but unchecked behavior will only persist and intensify. However, avoid the misconception that every non-compliant action or inaction needs to be addressed with a consequence. 

Quick Tips

To enable students to comply, ask students to do things that are actionable or concrete. For example, “Put your pencils down when you are done with your work.”  The teacher can easily see that students are ready without asking. Concentrate on telling the student what to do right rather than reprimanding or explaining what he or she did wrong. 


Book: Teach Like a Champion


Other Strategies

Call and Response

In Call and Response, students repeatedly carry out what their teacher asks them to do on cue. Expecting this response from the class normalizes the practice and promotes compliance with the teacher.