School Success Programs

Teacher POWER:  The 5 Key Classroom Management Skills

For Increasing the Quality and Quantity of Classroom Instruction Time and School Wide Student Behavior

Program Objectives:

Decrease Student Disruption Increase Achievement

Students today are more restless, fresh, defiant, stubborn, disruptive, disrespectful, disinterested, distressed, aggressive and violent than ever before.  Teachers today are shocked and frustrated by student behavior.  Teachers often feel that they are not supported by administration in their efforts to create a positive classroom learning environment.  Research shows that a large percentage of classroom time is taken up by student disruption.  This significantly decreases the quality and quantity of instruction time for all students. 

Teacher Power Program Components:

  P    PRIDE Skill Curriculum for Students
  O    Overcome Disruption Skills
  W   Weekly Success Monitoring
 E    Educating Teachers in the Class Control Method
 R    Reward & Restriction Program 

The 5 Pride Curriculum Areas for Students:

  P    Positive Communication Skills
  R    Relax - Control My Body Skills
   I     Intense Listening Skills
 D    Do the Right Thing Skills
 E    Effort - Work Hard Skills

Program Elements:

  • Behavior skill building curriculum

  • Experiential active learning lesson plans

  • Skills are broken down into easy to learn, easy to use, 3 to 5 step formats

  • Teachers are trained in a research based, disruptive student and classroom  management method

  • Students receive weekly skill instruction

  • The program can be used with targeted disruptive students or to improve school wide behavior

  • Students perform weekly tasks and challenges to solidify skill mastery and use

  • Students learn and practice 1 new skill every weekA hallway & lunch time behavior control method is used to enrich the academic school environment

Improving Teacher Classroom Management

The Teacher Power Program implements an easy to use system that involves teachers in transforming negative student behaviors.  The program includes teacher training in The CONTROL Fire Fighting Method of handling student disruption in positive ways.  Teachers strengthen their skills at maintaining positive, controlled, learning and enriched classrooms.  Identified disruptive students and their parents are involved in a positive and negative easy to use behavior management system that reinforces positive behaviors and uses small, effective consequences for negative behaviors. 

Implementation Format

The program utilizes a flexible format in order to accommodate different grade levels (e.g., elementary, middle and high school) and differing degrees of student disruption and aggression (e.g., off task behaviors, disrespectful communication, interruptions, distractions, student threats, demeaning acts of teacher defiance and/or overt aggression). 


Program Components:

Reward and Consequence System

Implementation of an easy to use point system that gives teachers and school staff the power to dispense positive and negative reinforcement to disruptive students. 

Parent Communication System

A daily parent communication channel is opened to have parents participate in providing rewards and consequences for positive and negative behavior during the school day. 

Teacher Instruction

Teachers are instructed in the effective Classroom CONTROL Method of guiding disruptive and aggressive students. 


Teachers receive easy to use, 3 to 5 step tools and techniques to decrease the frequency and intensity of classroom disruptions. 

Student Restriction Program

An individual plan is set up to severely restrict the freedom of intensely disruptive students when their behavior crosses an acceptable line. 

Student Instruction in Positive Communication Skills

Disruptive students receive instruction in positive communication skills.  Role playing and active learning is used to help disruptive students control their reactive, instant, emotional, negative and aggressive behaviors when their anger or frustration is triggered.  Students receive training in critical, easy to learn, easy to use, 3 to 5 step communication skills (e.g., The SET Skill to Stop what you are doing, make Eye Contact and use Total relaxation - the MAD Skill for controlling anger and many others). 

Program Objectives and Benefits:

Student Behavior Improvement

Positive and negative reinforcement is used to motivate students in a systematic way to improve their behavior. 

Improved Teacher Classroom Management Skills

Teachers are instructed in the use of the CONTROL and Fire Fighting Methods for managing disruptive students.  Teachers are provided effective Classroom management Control ‘tricks, tools and techniques’ for redirecting disruptive students. 

Improved Classroom Learning Environment

A strengthening of a positive classroom learning environment can take place when student disruptions are reduced so that students what want to learn can do so without interruption.

Increased Instruction Time

More time can be devoted to instruction and class work. 

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