Classroom Management Techniques for
Classroom characteristics which promote success for many children with poor concentration:
*small teacher to pupil ratio
*more individualized instruction
*use of positive reinforcers
Teacher characteristics that will be helpful in teachingchildren with poor concentration:
*positive academic expectations
*frequent monitoring and checking of work
*clarity in giving directions
*warmth, patience and humour
*consistency and firmness*knowledge of different behavioural interventions
*willingness to work with a special education teacher
Behaviour management techniques must often be used in the school. By examining a child’sspecific
problem ehavior, understanding its antecedents and consequences, educators can help children
develop behaviours that lead to academic and social success.
Small changes in how a teacherapproaches the student with poor concentration, or in what the
teacher expects, can turn a losing year into a winning one for the child.
Examples of accommodations that teachers can make to adapt tothe needs of students with
poor concentration are grouped below according to areas of difficulty.
*seat student in quiet area
*seat student near good role model
*seat student near"study buddy"
*increase distance between desks
*allow extra time to complete assigned work shorten assignments or work periods to coincide with span of attention; use timer
*break longassignments into smaller parts so student can see end to work
*Assist student in setting short term goals
*give assignments one at a time to avoid work overload
*require fewer correct responses for grade*reduce amount of homework
*nstruct student in self-monitoring using cueing
*pair written instructions with oral instructions
*Provide peer assistance in note taking
*give clear, concise...
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