Consequences are a natural part of life.  If one fails to meet an expectation, especially continuously, there is almost always some type of adverse impact of those behaviors.  The goal of a consequence is precisely the same as the reinforcement and the redirection... Move the student back into the fold and get them focused and on-task in learning the knowledge and skills of the instruction you are facilitating.  There is definitely a balance to how many, when, and how you give consequences, which your Instructional Coach will support you with.  The key is ensuring that you have executed well and diligently on each of the previous components of the behavior management cycle before getting to this portion of the trajectory.  


The focus of this module is on how you deliver consequences.  By being confident, direct, emotionally constant/neutral, and firm, giving consequences becomes a very natural and fluid process with as little disruption to your classroom instruction as a redirection.    


  • Download the Consequences Processing and Planning Guide here (save to your desktop)

  • Download the Consequences PPT Deck here (save to your desktop)

  • View the video below, pausing and reviewing as necessary, in order to:

    • Internalize the concept, knowledge, and skills of Consequences,

    • Complete the Processing and Planning Guide, and

    • Practice the knowledge and skills of Consequences

Next Steps:

Now that you've had a chance to learn, internalize, and practice consequences:

  • Complete your Consequences Processing and Practice guide and email it to your Teaching Excellence Instructional Coach

  • Work one-on-one with your Instructional Coach and campus instructional leaders to develop and promote a positive classroom via the behavior management cycle.  

  • Review any of the components of the behavior management cycle trajectory, as necessary, by clicking on the titles below in yellow.

The Behavior Management Cycle Trajectory

Non-Verbal Redirections

(Coming Soon)