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7 - What will I do to recognize and acknowledge adherence or lack of adherence to rules and procedures?

10. What do I typically do to demonstrate “withitness”?

Teacher Evidence

The teacher uses behaviors associated with “withitness” to maintain adherence to rules and procedures.

Teacher physically occupies all quadrants of the room

Teacher scans the entire room making eye contact with all students

Teacher recognizes potential sources of disruption and deals with them immediately

Teacher proactively addresses inflammatory situations

Student Evidence

Students recognize that the teacher is aware of their behavior

When asked, students describe the teacher as “aware of what is going on” or “has eyes on the back of his/her head”

11. What do I typically do to apply consequences for lack of adherence to rules and procedures? 

Teacher Evidence

The teacher applies consequences for not following rules and procedures consistently and fairly.

Teacher provides nonverbal signals when students’ behavior is not appropriate

• Eye contact

• Proximity

• Tap on the desk

• Shaking head, no

Teacher provides verbal signals when students’ behavior is not appropriate

• Tells students to stop

• Tells students that their behavior is in violation of a rule or procedure

Teacher uses group contingency consequences when appropriate (i.e., whole group must demonstrate a specific behavior)

Teacher involves the home when appropriate (i.e., makes a call home to parents to help extinguish inappropriate behavior)

Teacher uses direct cost consequences when appropriate (e.g., student must fix something he or she has broken)

Student Evidence

Students cease inappropriate behavior when signaled by the teacher

Students accept consequences as part of the way class is conducted

When asked, students describe the teacher as fair in application of rules

12. What do I typically do to acknowledge adherence to rules and procedures?

Teacher Evidence

The teacher consistently and fairly acknowledges adherence to rules and procedures.

Teacher provides nonverbal signals that a rule or procedure has been followed:

• Smile

• Nod of head

• High Five

Teacher gives verbal cues that a rule or procedure has been followed:

• Thanks students for following a rule or procedure

• Describes student behaviors that adhere to rule or procedure

Teacher notifies the home when a rule or procedure has been followed

Teacher uses tangible recognition when a rule or procedure has been followed:

• Certificate of merit

• Token economies

Student Evidence

Students appear appreciative of the teacher acknowledging their positive behavior

When asked, students describe teacher as appreciative of their good behavior

The number of students adhering to rules and procedures increases