Characteristics of Effective Behavior Managers
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.
- 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.
- Friendly (smile frequently)
- Analytical of behavior and motives
- Able to predict how another will act
- Able to sympathize
- Not easily incited to express anger
- Not easily depressed under difficult circumstances
- Able to subordinate their own needs and feelings for another's benefit
- Balanced in feelings of self-worth and self-regard
- Adaptable to the needs of others
- Altruistic (desire to make a personal contribution)
- Able to give positive verbal and nonverbal feedback
- Conscientious in attending to students' needs
- Do not need to be the center of attention
- Make others centrally involved
- Independent and creative
- Totally accepting of individual differences, but do not focus on deviance
- Highly intuitive and feeling
- Do not feel a great need to control all people and events
Provided in partnership with The Council for Exceptional Children.
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