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No-Nonsense Nurturer

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Jennifer Dinsmoor

on 25 October 2013

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No-Nonsense Nurturer
Why are you here?
In hopes of creating a more consistent and collaborative system of classroom management that will positively affect the culture of our school, we bring to you the idea of No Nonsense Nurturing.

Introductions/Purpose-Why are you here? (5 minutes)
The Whats, Whys and Hows of the No-nonsense nurturer (5 min)
The 4 Steps of NNN (15 min)
Wrapping it up: Questions, Comments, Concerns (5 min)
Turn and Talk:
With the person next to you, come up with two examples of on-task student behavior and two examples of off-task student behavior. What is the teacher doing in these examples? Be ready to share.
3 Types of Teachers...
Negative Controller
No-Nonsense Nurturer
Unintended Enabler
Non-Example: Unintended Enabler
Allows students to engage in behavior that is not in the students' best interest
Motivated by being liked by students
is in the right place, but
is in the wrong place.
Non-Example: Negative Contoller
Basic response is negative, angry, or sarcastic in manner
Motivated by the need to maintain control at all times
Own needs may be more important than those of their students
Attributes of the No-Nonsense Nurturer
1. Makes no excuses for students that are engaging in disruptive behavior.
2.Maintains hig academic achievement expectations for all students.
3. Is no-nonsense in front of the class.
4. Is nurturing in 1-1 and/or small groups.
5. Uses individual behavior plans with fidelity.
Any other thoughts??
Which way do you lean towards?
Highly Effective Teachers
Lee Canter's research:

A no-nonsense attitude when it comes to having high expectations for all students' classroom behavior and academic success.

Top priority
: Go out of their way to "nurture" strong relationships with all students, especially those who are challenging.
With the No Nonsense Four-Step Model:
Step 1: Precise Directions
Why: 80% of misbehavior is due to inappropriate talk and 15% of misbehavior is due to inappropriate movement.

How: Attention Getter
Cue to Start

Step 2: Positive Narration
Narrate on-task students and give unfocused students a second chance to hear and see what they need to be doing.
Step 3: Providing Consequences
Step 4: Foundation
What: Relationship building.

Why: The human brain has social needs and without relatedness a person's psychological, emotional and academic well-being is at stake.

How: Get to know students
Get to know families
Let students get to know you
Zero Tolerance Policy

100% of students to follow directions 100% of the time

Discipline Hierarchy

Consistency at Valverde:
Questions, Comments, Concerns
On a Sticky Note...
What about class points?
Brainstorm a list of possible rewards
Survey in your email
Thank you for your time!!!!
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