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Learning classroom protocols and behaviours

Flexible activity

The activity of learning classroom protocols and behaviours.

How can it be implemented?

These activities can be implemented in numerous encounters in the classroom.

Who is the target group?

This flexible activity’s target group is children transitioning to kindergarten.

What programs conduct this activity?

The Incredible Years Teacher and Child Training Program (IY): This curriculum includes units that provide children with opportunities to learn classroom protocols such as “Learning school rules”; and “How to be successful in school”.

What else should I consider?

Children enter kindergarten from a range of contexts. Some children have been in childcare and/or preschool prior to entering school, and are familiar with classroom protocols, (e.g., standing in a line, putting up hands, taking turns). Others have remained at home and school is their first introduction to a structured formal learning environment. These children might be the ones to benefit most from the opportunity to learn classroom protocols and acceptable behaviours.

Further resources

  • Upshur, C. C., Wenz-Gross, M., Rhoads, C., Heyman, M., Yoo, Y. and Sawosik, G. 2019.  A randomized efficacy trial of the second step early learning (SSEL) curriculum. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 62, 145-159.
  • Webster‐Stratton, C., Jamila Reid, M. and Stoolmiller, M. 2008.  Preventing conduct problems and improving school readiness: evaluation of the Incredible Years Teacher and Child Training Programs in high-risk schools. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49, 471-488.
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24 Feb 2023

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