1-2-3 Magic for the Classroom
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 11:49AM
Charity P.
Did you know that there is a new, updated version of this tried and true technique captured in the book 1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom?
The book has organized classroom strategies for behavioral interventions into 3 steps:
**Managing undesirable behavior
**Encouraging good behavior
**Strengthening your relationship with your students
This sounds great, doesn’t it? AND, it closely aligns with CLASS, TSG, and helping each and every child toward school readiness. One of the key points in the book is to make sure that all staff that work in your classroom are familiar with this method and will use it consistently in your classroom. It is also a great additional support to parents if they are using the 1-2-3 Magic technique at home.
The 1-2-3 Magic method of classroom management is only one of many methods, but if you are struggling with behavioral management challenges or find yourself using ‘a little of this, and a little of that’, you might want to pick up a copy of this book or borrow one from your local library. You have probably heard parents or maybe other teachers start to count when a child has begun to behave in an undesirable way, and chances are they are using the 1-2-3 Magic method. It is a good, simple, easy to implement method, but it will not work for all children as no method works for every child. When implemented correctly, it will work for most of the children in your classroom and will give you a consistent, predictable plan for managing behavioral challenges. Again, this is not the only approach to help with behavioral challenges, and if you have one that works for you, that is excellent. If you need a new method, check this book out. This could be the beginning of something wonderful for your peace of mind and for your classroom!
by Carol Belcher, M.S.


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