Are you looking for techniques to teach students to behave appropriately in the presence of other educators? If so, keep reading.
1. Give a quiet space for the student to work.
2. Make the student aware of the logical unacceptable behavior in the presence of a substitute authority figure(e.g., removal from the classroom, loss of privileges, etc.).
3. Get a peer to deliver instructions to the student.
4. Begin the day or class with a learning experience that is of high interest to the student.
5. Show learning activities in the most attractive, exciting manner possible.
6. Do not schedule highly stimulating learning activities when a substitute authority figure is in the classroom.
7. Organize the student’s surroundings to lessen the chance for unacceptable behavior.
8. Give the substitute authority figure seating chart and indicate the student(s) who needs additional supervision.
9. Indicate, for the substitute authority figure, those peers who might be likely to encourage the student’s unacceptable behavior. (It is may be appropriate to keep the students separated.)
10. Get the substitute authority figure to check the student’s finished tasks to make sure that work is not carelessly performed.
11. Draft an agreement with the student or the entire class for reinforcement based on appropriate behavior when a substitute authority figure is present.
12. Get the substitute authority figure to stay mobile to be regularly near the student.
13. Make sure the student receives the appropriate information to perform learning activities (e.g., written information, oral instructions, reminders, etc.).
14. Make sure the substitute authority figure continuously follows the routine (schedule) established by the classroom teacher (e.g., schedule, delivering instructions, task requirements, reinforcement, negative consequences, etc.).
15. Give the student a clearly identified list of consequences for unacceptable behavior in the presence of a substitute authority figure.
16. Consider using a classroom management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
17. Consider using an adaptive behavior management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
18. Consider using Alexa to help the student learn to behave appropriately. Click here to read an article that we wrote on the subject.
19. Click here to learn about six bonus strategies for challenging problem behaviors and mastering classroom management.