Are you looking for strategies to teach students to follow instructions? If so, keep reading.
1. Organize their surroundings to lessen free or unplanned time that is likely to contribute to the student’s unacceptable behavior.
2. Provide visibility to and from the student. The teacher and the student should be able to see each other at all times. Make eye contact possible at all times.
3. Provide the student a responsibility to be performed at the beginning of each directive.
5. Provide maximum supervision of the student. As the student can successfully follow instructions, slowly decrease supervision.
6. Get the student to keep a chart representing the amount of time spent following teacher instructions, rules, regulations, expectations, etc., with reinforcement for increasing acceptable behavior.
7. Make sure you are regularly in proximity to the student.
8. Give the student many chances for social and academic success.
9. Give the student positive feedback that indicates they are successful.
10. Display rules in several places (e.g., on the student’s desk, in the hallways, etc.).
12. Teach the student directions/instructions.
13. Maintain a positive and professional relationship with the student (e.g., an adversarial relationship is likely to result in failure to follow instructions).
14. Consider using a classroom management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
15. Consider using an adaptive behavior management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
16. Consider using Alexa to help the student learn to behave appropriately. Click here to read an article that we wrote on the subject.
17. Click here to learn about six bonus strategies for challenging problem behaviors and mastering classroom management.
18. Consider using a socio-emotional learning app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
19. Consider using an emotional intelligence app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
20. Consider using a school counseling app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.