Clinical Field Experience: Interviews on Behavior Expectations

Clinical Field Experience: Interviews on Behavior ExpectationsPart 1
Interview a certified elementary or middle school teacher about the schools behavior expectations for students, the schools behavior management program, and how these expectations are shared and made visible across the campus and in the classroom.
Your interview questions should probe:
The type, number, and degree to which the expectations are stated in positive language and the rationales for these expectations
The forms and locations in which the expectations are posted on the school grounds and in the classroom
How expectations are initially taught, reinforced, and monitored schoolwide and at the classroom level
How students who enroll after the start of the year are taught the schools behavioral expectations
The teachers reflections on the overall degree of effectiveness of his or her schools behavior-management program
The teachers recommendations for changes to the schools behavior-management program based on personal experiences
Ask additional questions and follow-up questions as appropriate.Part 2
Conduct research on a parents expectations regarding classroom management and communication by interviewing a parent who has a child attending an elementary or middle school.
Your interview questions should probe:How classroom and school-wide behavioral expectations are communicated to the parent
The type and frequency of communications between the parent and the classroom teacher(s)
The type and frequency of communications between the parent and the school
The parents understanding of how his or her child is taught the schools behavioral expectations
The parents reflections on the overall degree of effectiveness of his or her schools behavior-management program
The parents recommendations for change to the schools behavior management program based on personal experiences
Ask additional questions and follow-up questions as appropriate.

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