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Behavior Management and Social-Emotional Learning

Research has proven that students who possess positive and productive behavior skills achieve at a higher level in school and in life.   Teaching with a social emotional learning focus guides students to learn important skills and curriculum while naturally improving behavior skills.

How Rubrics Help to Improve Learning and Behavior

Rubrics are an important educational tool that clearly and consistently communicate expectations to students.  Effective rubrics must include specific criteria/details related to the skill(s) and a clear rating scale. This is important so everyone interacting with (or using) the rubric understands what the score means as it relates to student progress and provides consistency in instruction and evaluation.

Using Ten Sigma rubrics helps educators to teach positive and productive behaviors skills at three levels including classrooms, departments, and school or district wide.  No matter which level the desired skills will be taught, the process is the same.

5 Simple Steps to Improve Behavior Using Rubrics

  • Select Skills – Teachers begin by reviewing the list of Ten Sigma research-based behavior skill rubrics and selecting the skill(s) they want to measure, teach, and improve.
  • Identify – Teachers use the rubrics to collect data which will be used as a baseline score for their student(s) or class.  This allows the teachers to identify key details that need to be focused on in their instruction in order to improve the overall skill.
  • Communicate – Once the desired behavior skills have been identified, it is important for the classroom, department, or school/district to communicate them with students, parents, and teachers. Educators also use the rubrics to consistently communicate the expectations and details of the desired skills.
  • Teach – The rubric details are used to integrate and teach the desired skills in discussions, groups, and activities. Teachers can use teachable moments to demonstrate examples of using the skills correctly and also work with parents to facilitate ongoing use of the desired behavior skills at home.
  • Evaluate – Teachers can use the rubrics to analyze overall progress of their student(s) or class related to the desired skills.  After analyzing the results, teachers are able to determine if adequate progress has been made or if they need to adjust their instruction.  Lastly, teachers are able to report data driven progress and communicate outcomes with students, parents, teachers and administrators.

Why Ten Sigma Rubrics Are More Effective!

Ten Sigma Sample Rubric with red numbers to demo

Ten Sigma rubrics are more effective in teaching, measuring and improving behaviors because they take a “top down” approach.  Here is an explanation of the rubric with the red numbers pictured here on the page:

#1 – Lists the skill name – Notice “Accepts Responsibility for Actions” is clearly listed at the top of the rubric.

#2. Identifies the skill's major criteria and defining details – In this example, there are 4 major criteria used to assess, teach, and measure/report progress on this skill.  Each of the 4 major criteria have criterion details to help teach and asses each skill.

#3. Rates each criterion detail – In this example, each of the 4 major criteria have at least 2 defining details, which are rated on a scale of 1 to 5.

#4. Rates each group of criterion details – Notice each group of criterion is also scored and rated using the legend under each criterion group.

#5. Rates overall mastery of the skill – Once the scores in each criterion section are totaled, their combined scores are added to give an overall score to identify the skill mastery level using the legend at the bottom of the rubric.

Skills Covered By Ten Sigma Rubrics And Who They Are For…

Using Ten Sigma rubrics helps educators to teach positive and productive behaviors skills at three levels including classrooms, departments, and school or district wide.  No matter which level the desired skills will be taught, the process is the same.