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work systems and classroom management
Fri Jun 12, 2015 15:01

I agree with all of the comments on this thread, and can see the many advantages that work systems provide. One of you pointed out that this is not only useful for students with ASD, but all the students in the class, because it keeps them focused and responsible for completing their work. This is the UDL (Universal Design for Learning) that we should strive for in all of our classrooms. A key part of work systems are the choices for when one task is finished, because it eliminates the possibility of students getting bored and displaying inappropriate behavior, which leads to class management issues. The best way to manage a classroom is preventive measures such as this!

  • Work Systems - andersenal, Thu Jun 11 12:39
    In the Matching Literacy Profiles with Instruction Article, I liked the idea of work systems as a visual support for students with ASD. It shows the type of work, how much work, when the work is... more
    • RE: Work systems - tatem1, Sat Jun 13 18:39
      I read the same article and loved all of the ideas mentioned in it. I also love your idea of using a timer. I can see how that can motivate and keep children on task. Thanks for sharing! I think it... more
    • Re: Work Systems - brownrf, Fri Jun 12 18:16
      I think work systems and structure are really important for our students with ASD. I read an article during the first week of class where a teacher set up a student's work by putting everything in a... more
    • Re: Work Systems - hinesjd, Fri Jun 12 18:14
      Cool post. In my volunteering and internships, I have worked with students with ASD who love to have visual cues in school. The benefit of having a picture to look at to tell you what to do versus... more
    • work systems and classroom management - macdonaldke, Fri Jun 12 15:01
    • Re: work systems - Stacy Huffman, Fri Jun 12 09:43
      I too really like the idea of using a work system. I use this with each of my students in my classroom. The cool thing about using a work system, is that there is nothing that says you can that work... more
      • Types of Work Systems? - andersenal, Fri Jun 12 12:49
        I'm curious about the types of work systems you use in your classroom because I have only seen it done in the one way. How do your work systems differ from student to student? Do they just have... more
    • Strutured schedule - Jordan Seagraves, Thu Jun 11 13:16
      I have never worked with a student with ASD before but I have seen teachers use schedules on students desks. I think is really neat that it gives the student choices of what they can do when they... more
      • Reply to Jordan - andersenal, Thu Jun 11 20:10
        The work system that my teacher used had choices like silent reading, computer time, go for a walk around the track (this was something that calmed him down). He could only concentrate for so long... more
      • Re: structured schedules - Stacy Huffman, Thu Jun 11 16:04
        Jordan, the schedule is a visual support that the students use to help them transition throughout their day. This type of schedule is especially helpful for students who have difficulties with... more
    • Re: Work Systems - lavertyse, Thu Jun 11 13:13
      I have been in classrooms where a similar system was in place. I interned in a room where the student saw exactly what his day would be like from start to finish. He was old enough to tell time so... more
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