In the following scenario, determine which level of behavior management is addressed and describe the factors involved that led you to these conclusions: Scenario Two – DQ2 The bell rings, signaling a new day in Mrs. Brooks’ 2nd grade classroom. As the students quietly enter the room, they go directly to their lockers, put away all of their personal items, and take out their daily folders, which they place in a special daily folder basket next to the doorway. Students then choose a book for independent, silent reading at their desks until the morning announcements begin. Mrs. Brooks moves around the room handing out tickets (which may later be traded in for prizes) to students who are on task. After the announcements, Mrs. Brooks calls the class to the rug in an open area of the room for the morning meeting. Josh is chosen from a set of cards as the Student of the Day. Michael is upset that Josh is chosen over him, and complains that it is unfair. Mrs. Brooks moves into close proximity to Michael and reminds him that everyone will get an opportunity to be the Student of the Day and that his turn will be coming soon. As Michael continues to complain, Mrs. Brooks calmly gives him a warning, which is the next step in her classroom behavior management plan, then proceeds with the routine. Michael continues to interrupt the class and is instructed to turn his card from green to yellow, meaning that he will miss 10 minutes of recess later in the day. For the rest of the morning meeting, Michael behaves appropriately
This scenario is seated firmly in the first level, inclusive proactive management activities. Several factors are present which led to this belief. Routines are firmly established and have specific steps, the teacher is calm and all seems well organized. A system of positive behavior recognition is in place. The teacher is alert, uses proximity control with a positive reminder and then, after that is unsuccessful, utilizes an established tangible behavior management plan to which the rules and expectations have been explained.