Capstone Project Title
Community building in the elementary classroom can reduce disruptive behaviors. Elementary teachers wear many different hats during the school day, and managing behavior expectations is one hat. This paper explains the purpose of building relationships with students to reduce disruptive behavior. Teachers will spend time building relationships through activities, routines, and positive feedback. Chapter one provides background knowledge and the author’s personal investment in the subject area of relationship centered classroom management. Chapter two explores research on relationship building and the positive results of a community in the elementary classroom. Chapter three describes the author’s capstone project and the professional development training to develop a healthy community. Lastly, chapter four provides a reflective look at the learning of creating a cohesive classroom in a three step model. For this reason, the author has created a professional development training for elementary teachers who would like to reduce disruptive behavior and increase instinct motivation.
Classroom Management, Community Building, Staff Development
Janchan, Samantha, "Will Building a Healthy Community in the Elementary Classroom Reduce Disruptive Behaviors?" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 663.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects