Effective behavior managers:
- Respect their own strengths and weaknesses as seriously as those of their students.
- Understand that social-emotional growth is a never-ending process.
- Clearly communicate rules, goals, and expectations.
- Respond to behaviors consistently and predictably.
- Discriminate between issues of responsibility and problem ownership.
- Exhibit high degrees of empathy and self-efficacy.
Behaviors teachers exhibit that contribute to successful classroom management include:
- having materials organized
- using a pleasant tone of voice
- being aware of multiple elements of group functioning simultaneously
- being able to anticipate possible problems and react quickly to avoid them.