Having worked for many years in various classrooms and early learning centres, I have observed the success of classroom behaviour management when appropriate information is collected about behaviour, goals, learning strategies, and student needs.
I understand that paperwork is tedious and draining. I have to type pages and pages of reports and data collection every day. However, we can't improve what we don't measure and we need to collect information about a child's learning and behaviour so that we can provide the appropriate services and resources which will suit their needs.
As you may already know, therapists only get to see a snapshot of your day. This could be during the best time of day for you, or the worst time of day for you. A snapshot is helpful but if you came into my home right now you would think my twins were angels, come again at 4:45pm when dinner is on the stove and your snapshot will be completely different.
I have made these templates as easy as possible to fill out while you're busy on the job supporting children in the classroom.
I know… you may be rolling your eyes at the thought of more documentation. But this checklist will give you a great insight in to the patterns of behaviour for some of your students.