Behavior Management Plans
Keep your worst nightmare from coming true. Create a behavior management plan that works for you and your students.

Your school may already have a school-wide program in place. For example, many CMS schools use PBIS.

What is PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support)?
PBIS is a school-wide decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.

Want more information?
includes video of PBIS in action in some of our own CMS schools.

You may want/need to create your own behavior management plan. Here are some helpful hints.

1. When you design your own behavior management plan, take a few moments to answer the following questions:
  • What role should teachers play in the learning process?
  • What role should students play in the learning process?
  • Are extrinsic rewards such as candy and toys good motivators for children?
  • Should children be required to sit quietly at their desks for most of the day?
  • Should children be allowed to collaborate with their peers on a daily basis?
  • Does the research support discipline systems that focus on what children are doing wrong such as the type that involve moving cards, clips, or other objects when a child acts out? What alternatives are available?
  • How does a positive classroom environment enhance student learning?
  • Which teachers had a positive impact on you as a student and why?

2. Get your students to help develop procedures, rules, and consequences.

(Read more at Suite101: Creating a Discipline Plan: Tips for Developing and Implementing a Behavior Management Plan.)

3. How is your behavior management working? Click here to take a self-assessment.

4. Connect with other teachers on ProTeacher Community and see how other teachers have implemented behavior management plans.

Create the classroom environment you want.