Characteristics of a Proactive Teacher
Characteristics of a not Proactive Teacher
|– Being prepared and in control (It is about knowing what is going to happen and when it is going to happen.)
– The proactive teacher has planned her lessons so that she has a few minutes at the end of each period to get things ready for her next class before passing time.
– Creating a proactive classroom (daily start up activity or agenda on the board)
– Uses a series of discipline steps designed to help the student change his behaviour (At the beginning of the term the proactive teacher has carefully explained these steps.)
– Focuses on the behavior of the students rather than the negative behavior
– A proactive teacher does not deliver ultimatums.
|– Dealing with the problems as they come up immediately (Do this, Do that, etc.)
– No preparation and plan
– No control of the classroom
– The reactive teacher is trying to get attention when the bell rings. He starts the period by interrupting “free time.”
– The reactive teacher sends students to the office time and again. Usually this is the result of confrontational escalation.