How Our Behavior Impacts Student Behavior
Our students’ behavior has a tremendous impact on our community; the only thing more impactful is our behavior. We contribute to our school’s positive culture by modeling what it looks like to be supportive and helpful, actively listening to and cultivating relationships with our students, and focusing on proactively arranging the environment to encourage appropriate behavior and prevent inappropriate behavior.
Part of being proactive and preventative is planning for and practicing our responses to student behavior. Often, we focus only on responding to inappropriate behavior, usually after an inappropriate behavior occurs. Rather than waiting for an inappropriate behavior to happen and then figuring out how to react, educators should be ready to respond to both appropriate and inappropriate behaviors when they occur.