A collaborative effort between the West Virginia State Department of Education and the National Center to Improve Personnel Preparation Classroom Management Best Practices Checklist Helping You Link PD to Best Practice ☐ Yes ☐ No 1) I have a clear vision for my classroom that includes the following: a) what I want my classroom to be like; b) what my classroom should look like; c) what I want my classroom to feel like to a class member or visitor; d) what I want my students to accomplish; and e) what I want to accomplish. ☐ Yes ☐ No 2) I have guidelines for my classroom and these guidelines are consistent with school-wide system, use assessment as guide, and are individualized. ☐ Yes ☐ No 3) I balance giving attention to appropriate behaviors and inappropriate behaviors. ☐ Yes ☐ No 4) In my classroom, I give more attention to the student that does it correct rather than the student that does it incorrect. ☐ Yes ☐ No 5) I do not use traditional strategies for dealing with inappropriate behavior, such as: time out, demerits or fines, detention, writing assignments, or reward deprivation. 6) When there is repeated inappropriate behavior in my classroom I: ☐ Yes ☐ No Re-teach expectations/rules ☐ Yes ☐ No Change seating arrangements ☐ Yes ☐ No Conference with parent or student ☐ Yes ☐ No Use peer mediation ☐ Yes ☐ No Develop student contracts ☐ Yes ☐ No Provide choices ☐ Yes ☐ No Remove tempting items from the classroom 7) When there is inappropriate behavior in my classroom, I use: ☐ Yes ☐ No Humor & allowing the student to “save face” ☐ Yes ☐ No Re-direct the student ☐ Yes ☐ No Assure that the student fails to earn a privilege ☐ Yes ☐ No Allow for the opportunity for restitution or an apology ☐ Yes ☐ No Verbally and non-verbally prompt or cue the student ☐ Yes ☐ No Reward alternate positive behavior and peers for appropriate behavior ☐ Yes ☐ No Allow wait time between my request and follow through ☐ Yes ☐ No Use planned ignoring ☐ Yes ☐ No Teach a replacement skill or desired behavior ☐ Yes ☐ No Give a cool-off pass with reflective time ☐ Yes ☐ No 8) When addressing inappropriate behavior in my classroom, I make sure the action taken matches the severity of the behavior. ☐ Yes ☐ No 9) When there is inappropriate behavior in my classroom, I determine function of the behavior because understanding the function helps me determine what a good replacement behavior is, so as not to replace the behavior with escalated behavior. ☐ Yes ☐ No 10) I provide opportunities for parents, and students to contribute ideas and notify all parents of the new discipline procedures prior to implementation.