Research Question and Framework


Research Question:

The purpose of this case study will be to use specific positive behavioral statements before each activity in order to reduce disruptive behavior for 2nd graders at East Elementary. At this stage in the research, the disruptive behaviors will be defined as behaviors the hamper the ability of instructors to teach students to learn.

Theoretical Framework:

Many of my 2nd grade students are constantly disrupting instruction and independent work time. The key variables to this issue could include: lack of support at home, ADHD, boredom, need for attention, disruptive behavior disorder, poverty, abuse and neglect, harsh and inconsistent parenting, drug and alcohol use by caregiver, emotional and physical or sexual abuse, modeling of aggression, media violence, negative attitude toward school, family transitions, or parent criminality (Johnston, 2013). The literature reviewed revealed that rules and expectations need to be in place and monitored, and teacher’s response to behavior is important. The focus of my research will be specifically on using clear and positive behavior statements to reduce the disruptive behavior.

Johnston, H. (2013, January 1). Disruptive Behavior: School Based
Interventions. Retrieved October 9, 2014.


2 responses »

  1. What type of positive behavioral statements are you planning to use at the beginning of each activity? Why are you planning on using them only at the beginning? I am curious, since my research is focusing on a similar topic!

  2. At the beginning of each lesson I will be using MAC (Movement, Activity, Conversation) to set the stage for expectations and then I will remind them throughout the lesson. There is also something called CHAMPS (Conversation, Help, Activity, Movement, Participation, Success) which has more expectations included in it. Then I have something to go back to to remind the students what the expectations are throughout the lesson.

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