Managing Student Behavior (MSB) Details

The Managing Student Behavior program teaches Educators how to define the behavior they expect, how to prepare procedures that teach and maintain those behaviors, and how to create a more productive learning environment.

Students then become self-regulated and, consequently, more productive.


Educators who benefit from MSB

  • Teachers (all disciplines)
  • Classroom/lab assistants and aides
  • Principals
  • Other formal and informal school leaders
  • Counselors and other support staff

The MSB Program

Students learn better in a well-managed classroom where peers demonstrate:

  • Respect for learning
  • Respect for people, and
  • Respect for property

MSB Program Outcomes

Completion of the MSB program results in the following outcomes:

Immediate Outcomes

  • Educators specify school or classroom behaviors they expect.
  • Educators develop written Behavior Management Procedures.
  • Students follow Behavior Management Procedures.

Future Outcomes

  • Students demonstrate respect for:
    • learning
    • people
    • property
  • Students become self-regulated
  • Students demonstrate the expected behavior even without the immediate supervision of the Educator
  • Classroom instruction time increases

How The Outcomes Are Achieved

As a result of completing the MSB program, Educators learn the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve the program’s outcomes by engaging in the following four activities,

When Educators complete these activities, the Immediate and Future Outcomes will be accomplished:

  • Educators select their most pressing behavior improvement needs
  • Educators describe (in writing) the expected behaviors for the most pressing needs previously identified.
  • Educators complete the Metis Behavior Management Template for the expected behaviors identified previously.  The Template details the following:
    • Title of procedure
    • Expected behaviors
    • Teaching what the behavior is (informing strategy)
    • Teaching to do the behavior via:
      • Reinforcement (when students do what was expected)
      • Remediation (when students don’t do what was expected)
    • Set-up
    • Implementation plan
  • Educators implement the prepared Behavior Management Procedure(s)
    • Procedure reviewed by a Metis or School Mentor
    • Feedback provided to Educator
    • Procedure revised by Educator, if needed
    • If procedure was revised, Educator re-implements it and submits publishable description of procedure(s) using a Metis Template

Structure of the Program’s Content

The MSB program is divided into four discrete Units:

  • Unit 1     Identify Pressing Behavior Needs
  • Unit 2     Specify Behavior Expectations
  • Unit 3     Develop Behavior Management Procedure(s)
  • Unit 4     Implement Behavior Management Procedure(s)

How the Program Operates

The Metis Management Student Behavior program is delivered in a number of ways.  Prime among them are:

  • Presenter version – Metis fellow directly instructs and guides Educators through the four units on site
  • Blended Learning version – Metis prepares site-based Mentors who facilitate Metis on-line Units and face-to-face guided practice

Metis also designs variants of these two delivery methods to accommodate the needs of schools, districts, academies, and programs.  For assistance in designing a program the meets your needs, contact Metis Leadership Group for more details.